What’s better than witnessing a surfer tackle a monster of a wave? Witnessing it in super slow-motion. Australian filmmaker Chris Bryan has captured the intricate skill and technique of some of the world’s greatest surfers in 1,000 frames per second.
To score the footage, Bryan swims alongside the waves with a camera, which according to Surfer Mag, costs the same as a house and weighs as much as many of the household appliances that go in one.
“It’s like swimming around with a waterproof microwave that has a $250K price tag…if it were safe, cheap, and easy, everyone would be doing it,” Bryan told the magazine. That’s a heavy price to pay for such beautiful, detailed footage, but what a result.
Check out all the mammoth airs and barrels in the slo-mo video above.