I found this amazing surfing aerial video by Stuart Gibson just recently. This thing is unreal. There are other really good drone surfing videos out there. However, this one has something the others just don’t.
The most unique feature of this surfing drone video by Stu Gibson is the variety. It’s not simply amazing footage from one location. It’s amazing footage from many places and it tells an almost entire story about a waterman’s lifestyle. From surfing, to fishing, to kiteboarding, to paddleboarding, you get it.
The framing and exposure itself is spot on. I also see familiar faces like that of Dave Kalama on the SUP. Then, whoever the dude on the Naish pointy paddleboard is. I know I’ve seen him before even though I’ve been somewhat away from the surf scene for a while. Regardless, what is being done lately with a GoPro and a drone is great. Not to mention when one is brave enough to fly an expensive DSLR.
While I’m a fan of scratch-built multi-rotors there’s no denying what great things can be done with a DJI Phantom or the new DJI Inspire are put in the hands of someone really talented. My only beef with DJI is not DJI itself, but that off-the-shelf stuff also puts drones in the hands of idiots.
All that said, this surfing lifestyle video by Stuart Gibson is an example of drones done right. Enjoy.
Update – With all the love we are getting for drone aerial photography I’ve decided to start a whole blog about them, namely multirotors for aerial photography, but with an emphasis on racing drones and mini quads. For that, go to PinchTune.