Regardless if it is your first time to catch a big wave or you’re being regularly barreled, surfing undoubtedly gives a person that adrenaline rush. On the other hand, we may be seeing how exciting it is to surf through crest of waves. But have you ever thought how these surfers are getting photographed as they ride through these waves?

People who are Ready to take the Challenge

These people are called surf cinematographers. What actually made their craft or profession one-of-a-kind is that, there is no other sports in the world allowing photographers to get as close as possible with their subject. These professionals need to be in most precarious situation.

Oftentimes, being inches from the razor sharp fins of the surfer’s board, all in the name of getting the perfect shot.

Preparation is Key

For these people, the end result is always outweighing the risks. But for those who are seriously interested to pursue surf filmmaking, you just cannot buy a camera and expect to acquire the same results. There are dues that have to be paid which in the industry is called as water time.

Now this “water time” can’t be taught or purchased. Without this, you won’t be able to make the most of your gears. Because if there’s no wave, then there’s nothing to photograph.