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SUP with the GoPro

Aloha,
This is a video made with film I shot back on 19 April. Editing videos has basically choked our laptop. I filled up the hard drive, and it was running way too slow to edit things… So… I bought a new iMac (thanks Nani!)! Now I have a 24″ iMac with all the bells and whistles. It is a video editing power house (thanks Shane!). Now, I have to find some new things to shoot…

As for the SUP run… It was a perfect day, except for the lack of surf. The ocean was like glass, and I paddled from Kailua to the Mokes. There was a small ENE bump moving through, so I caught a few waves en route. There were some better waves between the Mokes, at Channels, so I went over to surf a little. Paddling back out after my second wave at Channels, I got to see why the camera has a lanyard attached… Ever wonder what happens to all the stuff you lose paddling or surfing? Well check out the last portion of the video to find out. I went right to keep from messing up another guys ride, and while making sure I was holding the board, my sunglasses, and my paddle, I managed to kick the camera off the board. I picked some landmarks to pinpoint my spot, and there was a big white rock on the bottom to help mark where I was… I tried to spot it standing on the SUP and looking with my polarized glasses, no luck. I tried to dive for it without a mask, still no luck. Unfortunately, I was out of time. I had 15 minutes to get back to Lanikai so I could watch Kaile while Stacey went to OC6 practice… Kaile and I swam for a while then went home. I got my snorkeling gear, and when Stacey got done with practice (several hours later), I went back out to search for the camera. Luckily, I was able to find the big white rock pretty easily… I spent about 20-30 minutes searching, and then found it! It was only about 20′ from the big white rock. When I brought it up, it was off (It turns off when the battery’s are low). I turned it back on and it worked… I thought it might have some more life left in it, so I tried to film on the way back in. It turned itself back off almost immediately… Oh well, at least I found it! Hope you enjoy the footage…
Aloha,
Eric

2 Comments

  1. OK, I am NOT going to give away the surprise ending! I loved it Eric – your film-making gets mo bettah every time. Nice big dakine waves out there too!

    jealousy index: 8

  2. Thanks Rox :) . The waves were really small, though… Barely even breaking on the reef. The only place with waves big enough to even catch with a normal surfboard was “Channels” (last 2 waves)… I’m going to try and piece together the Kai on her bike video, next!
    Aloha,
    Eric

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