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Epic Drone Footage Shows Surf Rescue in Portugal

Getting worn out by 100ft waves is all a part of the enjoyable when browsing in Portugal’s Praia do Norte…

The mixture of drone and excessive sports activities is one which continues to seize the imaginations of aerial photographers. Crazy issues simply look higher from above. Sure, it’s largely to do with adrenaline. But probably the greatest issues about excessive feats – from tips on a ski slope to base leaping – is the power to say you went there and conquered that.

Having a drone handy can assist make telling that story a complete lot simpler. And a complete lot extra spectacular.

We’ve seen loads of drone movies in current months, however few match ‘The Big Ugly’ for drama. This brief movie highlights the ability of a number of the world’s most famed surf, in Portugal’s Praia do Norte.

In February earlier this yr, Brazilian surfer Pedro Scooby caught a large wave and the drone pilot (presumably on the seaside someplace) had the drone proper the place it wanted to be, capturing some unimaginable footage whereas holding the surfer in shot.

But issues shortly took a flip for the dramatic when Scooby fell off his board. Here’s the complete clip from the aerial filmmakers at Máquina Voadora…

Dramatic, proper? From above you may actually see the energy of these waves and the ability of the present.

On December third, “The Big Ugly” received the award for “News & Documentary” movie on the Los Angeles Drone Film Festival 2017. So we guess it was all value it.

While we’re at it, one other excessive sports activities drone video caught our eye not too long ago. This time it was a winner on the Australia & New Zealand Drone Film Festival. Ice Call: Backyards Project, by Antoine Frioux, makes use of loads of drone footage to seize one skier’s spectacular abilities. Check it out beneath:

Malek Murison is a contract author and editor with a ardour for tech tendencies and innovation.
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