It's time for this video that I've been wanting to embed for a while.
Oahu French sailor Bruno Sillac shot and edited this video while recovering from an ankle injury. It's mostly filmed at Da Spot and this is the email I sent him after I watched it (he was so nice to send me the dvd).
I LOVE the video! I watched it (twice!) yesterday and I had tears in my eyes at the end. Sure, the fact that I had the pleasure to meet the boys and share those great waves with them made me a special watcher, but I think that the video is so well done that MANY other sailors would enjoy.
Other than Fabrice, in fact, most sailors are not sponsored, there's no stickers on the sails, there's no double loops or things that only the very top sailors can do. It's a video of a small community of sailors with regular jobs and beat up sails that rip their local spot. It's different from what you find on the shelves of the windsurfing shops.
Great shooting, great editing, great music, great video. Thanks a lot!!!!!
It's 20 minutes long, so start it and pause it so that your computer can load it, go get a cold one and enjoy it. The last two minutes are particularly significative.
In fact, that's when I ride a wave! And right after that, check:
- how my 81 liters beautifully does the submarine in an what is clearly a major lull
- a surfer catching a wave close to the rocks at China Walls
- Ken riding his polyester board with no footpads
- Fabrice in a sweet aerial
- Fabian riding an awesome looking wave
- a collage of other images matching the rhythm of that great final song: The funeral by The band of horses.
After I watched it, I immediately bought that song from amazon (don't you love that you can buy a song for 99c and have it on your computer after 30 seconds?), for I think it's just perfect as a last song of a windsurfing video. In other words: Bruno, I'm going to copy you.
And this is Francis' (one of the sailors) website: http://www.waterproofsphotography.com where you can check plenty great water shots. Give him a call if you want a water photoshoot in Oahu.
On a different note, here's the surfline 5 days wave forecast for Hawaii.
I'm already pouty (in case you don't know that word, it means pissed off) not to be able to enjoy that major swell in the weekend, but I wish all my friends in Maui the best fun with it... dammit!
What can I say. Two major swells already by mid september... this could be a bloddy good year. We all hope so, don't we?