Chris Bryan, the amazing slow-motion videographer, used a Phantom camera to capture surfers riding humungous waves in Teahupoʻo, Tahiti in super slow motion. It’s terrifying to see the sea monster known as the ocean so huge and intimidating and hungry.
Seriously, the waves were so big the day Bryan filmed the French Navy issued a double code red warning and threatened to arrest people that went into the ocean.
But of course, surfers still went in. Kelly Slater, surfing legend himself, said “witnessing this was a draining feeling being terrified for other people’s lives all day long, it’s life or death.” After watching this video, I agree. These guys are CRAZY. [Mpora via Colossal]