…with a sunset tube that leaves the viewer sufficiently breathless…
Sunset sessions at Cloudbreak sure are something. That melting sun. A wind, usually so relentless, running out of breath. And nothing else I’ve seen has been as effective as capturing the feeling of a late-afternoon Fiji cabana like this clip of CJ Hobgood, the winner of the 2015 FijiPro GoPro Challenge.
So many elements! The arm in the face of the wave, the switching perspective, the folding bread in the sandwich, the screaming Fijians in the channel. A gilt-edge photo album in real time!
The GoPro Challenge asks WSL surfers to “submit their own GoPro videos from the competition venue and surrounding areas.”
There are five judges, three from the WSL, two from GOPro and the winning clip is “based on cinematography, degree of difficulty of shooting, perspective and overall beauty and lighting.”
CJ wins $US10,000.
…and check these fine clips of Wiggoly Dantas at Restaurants. Watch Kelly’s face in the first!