Into the Jaws
Jaws In November from Justin Edwards on Vimeo.
Today I woke up and checked my surfline app because I could hear the surf pounding outside and sure enough, Jaws was firing. One of my batteries has been giving me issues so I was a bit nervous to take out my copter because I knew I would be flying up to 600 meters away and if the issue came up it might be hard to get the phantom back. Everything was going smoothly until my last flight. I just got to the left side of the impact zone to film some rights when I noticed in my iOSD that my battery warning was going off. This limits my ability to climb any faster than .1-.3 meters per second which is not ideal when I am already at -25+ meters below where I took off from because I was flying off a cliff then dropping down to film the surf. Anyway, worst case scenario happened when I was about 400 meters away and I still managed to get it back. It took awhile to ascend to the top of the cliff, but my little trusty white stead made it! I got some decent footage of surfing but my favorite clip is actually a wipe out that shows a jet ski grabbing a surfer in the impact zone. You can really see just how insanely powerful and fast these waves are in this clip, so be sure to watch it too. If you want to learn about aerial photography, please visit my books section to start learning how to do this stuff. If you have any questions or comments, let me know below!