Big wave surfing season in Portugal was mind-blowing this year


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/04/28/big-wave-surfing-season-in-por.html


#2

Is it just me (probably) but is the use of slow motion to convey how enormous something is getting old? I really wanted to see, in real time, from start to finish, someone’s run on one of these waves. I quit the video half way through (so maybe there is some, but I doubt it) simply because it was just taking so long, and it was getting boring. Sure, they are awe inspiring, and I get it. But it seems like they are all like this now. It’s all about the artistry but no action.


#3

Yep, I quit. Bored. Too much slow motion.


#4

And the dramatic music…I tend to mute these types of vids now. I’d rather hear the waves crashing than some track with deep existential meaning (to someone else) or a manipulative string section – the ocean and what it does is meaningful enough on its own.


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