Above Padang Padang - video

Stu Nettle
Swellnet Dispatch

Used to be that you'd descend the rocks at Ulus or Padang and the locals would be taking photos of the surfers for money....hell, it wasn't that long ago they were totally indifferent to surfers and went about their own business or offered gifts to the gods.

Anyway, these days it's not incense or digi cameras they're holding, but the hand controls to a drone. Witness the increasing use of aerial vids on the reefs, starting with this vid shot at Padang on June 5th.

The marvels of technology, eh?

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mattlock commented Wednesday, 14 Jun 2017 at 9:08pm

They love a claim those fellas

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savanova commented Thursday, 15 Jun 2017 at 11:53am

Makes the Brazzos look pretty tame really.

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pigdog commented Wednesday, 14 Jun 2017 at 9:26pm

experts making it look so smooth and easy very jealous...i wonder how many go over the falls and head first into the reef 1 foot below the surface per year...