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Bird’s Eye at Rincon

Dane Reynolds, Conner Coffin, and all their friends from above in Rincon perfection

Rincon awoke, and filmer David Levin was ready. So were Dane Reynolds, Conner Coffin, and most every other surfer in the county. Skip the crowds and allow this drone footage to take you down the line.

| posted on January 27, 2014

Rincon awoke, and filmer David Levin was ready. So were Dane Reynolds, Conner Coffin, and most every other surfer in the county. Skip the crowds and allow this drone footage to take you down the line.

  • turpentine

    nice. really gives you the feeling. takes me back

  • Michael Lopaka Jones

    That was awesome!

  • Paul S

    Awesome wave but very unimaginative use of the drone. Same old perspective of a surfer front on.

    • Watcher101

      Except that one can’t actually get a front-on shot of a rider at Rincon from the beach. And a guy with a water cam can’t do a tracking shot, the way the drone can.

      I’m guessing the shots will get better as videographers get more comfortable with flying the drones and less concerned about crashing them for a $500 loss.

    • Distillerman

      I have searched high and low for the gnarly surf videos from the artisan “Paul S” but have yet to find any. Perhaps he is only a wishful shutterbug that can’t get his Instamatic in a Glad Bag and then in proper focus.

      • Paul S

        @distillerman I never said I was a surf film maker. Is that a pre-requisite to make a comment or give an opinion here? Also I didn’t notice where it said, “If you are going to post a comment make sure it’s a ‘nice one’ and agrees with everyone else.” I am however, a professional photographer, graphic designer and film editor. I stand by my comment. Drones will enable many kinds of unusual perspectives, well beyond the familiar and well worn take of a surfer viewed front on. p.s. Notice I didn’t have to resort to insults to respond to you?

      • Paul S

        @Distillerman Gee that’s funny, I didn’t notice where it says, “1. You can only post your opinion here if you happen to agree with everyone else, and 2. You must also be producer of gnarly surf videos if you are going to criticise any content”. “wishful shutterbug”? Hardly. I am however, a professional designer, photographer and editor of films with around 20 years experience.

        Perhaps my comment was bit blunt and off the cuff, but I still stand by it. Drones are a great development for filming surfing but I think they can be pushed WAY beyond the same old vision of seeing a surfer from basically one angle.

      • Paul S

        @Distillerman Gee that’s funny, I didn’t notice where it says, “1. You can only post your opinion here if you happen to agree with everyone else, and 2. You must also be a producer of gnarly surf videos if you are going to criticise any content”. “wishful shutterbug”? Hardly. I am however, a professional designer, photographer and editor of films with around 20 years experience.

        Perhaps my comment was bit blunt and off the cuff, but I still stand by my comment. Drones are a great development for filming surfing but I think they can be pushed WAY beyond the same old vision of seeing a surfer from basically one angle.

    • Wallet Belt

      haters gonna hate

  • Billy D Jerz

    What a great use for drones!!! Very Cool.

  • Paul S

    @Distillerman Gee that’s funny, I didn’t notice where it says, “1. You can only post your opinion here at Surfermag.com if you happen to agree with everyone else, and 2. You must also be a producer of gnarly surf videos if you are going to criticise any content”. Me? a “wishful shutterbug”? Hardly. I am however, a professional designer, photographer and editor of films with around 20 years experience.

    Perhaps my comment was somewhat blunt and off the cuff, but I still stand by it. Drones are a great development for filming surfing but I think they can be pushed WAY beyond the same old vision of seeing a surfer from basically one angle.

    • jbinsb

      Dude, do you even surf? The point is to give you the sense of the glide, not to be particularly “inventive.” It works. You want it to be something it’s not even trying to be, let alone should be

    • Jimmy

      so buy a drone and go get better angles

  • j

    Who is that at 1:27?

    • m

      billy death