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Video: Surfing Huge Waves at Jaws In Canon 5d Mark II Slow Motion

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Last week we saw some big wave activity in the Pacific. Some said the storms would develop some of the biggest waves in decades.* Here's some footage of nut jobs surfing said waves on Jaws, in Maui.


This is from the 7th of the month, when our guest blogger and surf gear experimenter Laird Hamilton was out. From his blog, he said a few newcomers were getting thrown up on to the rocks with their jetskis and boards. The waves were 25 foot, as rated in Hawaiian terms, which means 50 feet tall on the face.

These videos were shot using a Canon 5D Mark II, a 70-300mm USM lens and a Zoom H4n & Redhead windscreen. Slow motion was done in Premier CS4, but I can imagine how much better this'll would have looked if the 5D's 60FPS firmware was used. [vimeo via nick bilton]


*They turned out to be overhyped a bit, but the waves were big enough to hold the Eddie Aikau contest in Waimea Bay, which has only been held 7 times in 25 years.