A 360-degree barreling view of The Right

September 22, 2014 | Surfing
Surfing: when virtual reality gets into play

Big wave surfer Mark Mathews and TV producer Michael Lawrence have captured the power of a 15-foot barrel in virtual 360-degree video mode, at The Right.

Two Australian friends - Mark Mathews and Michael Lawrence - have captured virtual reality surfing footage using Triggar 360 Technology for usage in virtual reality headsets, taking the viewer inside the real time action of surfing a huge cavern.

"I've been trying to show people what it is like to stand in a huge barrel my entire career and Garage Entertainment and Triggar 360 Technology have allowed me to achieve just that," explains Mathews.

Virtual reality has entered surfing. It basically allows users at home to rotate the camera 360 degrees in every frame or second of the footage. This means that you're able to check feet position, the status quo of a falling lip, and the clouds up in the sky.

"This is the closest you are going to get to having a big wave surfing experience without paddling out yourself and taking your life in your hands," adds Lawrence. Wait for the video below to load.

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