Watch: 3rd Person Barrel in Africa with Koa Smith

Koa Smith
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I bring you my new perspective from one of the best barrels I've had. Africa has a special place in my heart and it kind of actually controls my life! ha! I was deep in Indonesia filming for our series and then this swell popped up on the forecast! We called that trip a wrap and flew 40 hours to this place. It is so fun capturing z tube from new angles and hope to share this AMAZING feeling with you! ENJOY! 

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Sprout commented Saturday, 3 Aug 2019 at 1:40pm

Forgot to lick the camera, brutal.

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Lanky Dean commented Saturday, 3 Aug 2019 at 3:13pm

Well that's just crazy ! Bonkers.

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juanboogie commented Saturday, 3 Aug 2019 at 5:17pm

Trippy shit..it didn’t look real

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zenagain commented Saturday, 3 Aug 2019 at 5:18pm

That's wicked.

Scuse my ignorance, but can anyone explain the tech to me? I could see it working well on a deep powder day in the snow as well.

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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kaiser commented Saturday, 3 Aug 2019 at 5:27pm

I’m as much a luddite as you Zen, but if you look at 0:12 when he drops in, there’s some sort of tail hanging off him. Maybe a gyro cam inside the end of that?

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udo commented Saturday, 3 Aug 2019 at 6:48pm

play it back at quarter speed full screen...11 secs shows camera and waist mount ?

Edit; sail video backpack mount..

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shoredump commented Saturday, 3 Aug 2019 at 5:31pm

Just when I was starting to think I’d prefer to visit JBay...

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Island Bay commented Saturday, 3 Aug 2019 at 6:27pm

And on a 5'4 ...Lost Rad Ripper. Is Koa a midget, or?

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freeride76 commented Saturday, 3 Aug 2019 at 7:45pm

I always get Koa smith and Koa Rothman mixed up.

both goofy foots from Hawaii, right?

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zenagain commented Saturday, 3 Aug 2019 at 9:54pm

Yep, but only one of them is a compulsive whinger.

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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udo commented Saturday, 3 Aug 2019 at 7:53pm

Jeez the Outsider well overdue to paddle that sexy camo DS into a couple of those..

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frog commented Saturday, 3 Aug 2019 at 8:04pm

My, how far we homonids have come....

Frogg

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Westofthelake commented Saturday, 3 Aug 2019 at 8:20pm

A windscreen wiper would help.

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truebluebasher commented Sunday, 4 Aug 2019 at 1:36am

Aliens tethered to hover-boards poking waves with joysticks...
So now bosses film kitchen-hands washing cutlery in the kitchen sink.(That sucks!)

We old timers still fully immerse in touchy-feely-wavy stuff ...we call it surfjustsurf.
Fear not groms...tbb promises that icky gross surfing won't wash up on your shore.

Be truthful! Does the new Kitchen Sink make my arse look bigger? 'Wot!'

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gunther commented Sunday, 4 Aug 2019 at 2:10am

That first tube is incredible...he's miles back in there, pulling up so high and tight. Cool angle, will this take over from drones? One can only hope...

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truebluebasher commented Sunday, 4 Aug 2019 at 8:06am

With drones who can say which day or wave or universe when spoonbending.
note: Drones are still illegal in this Surf Spot...[Does not apply to serial selfie surfers]
tbb apologies if NP trophy wave hunter has drone license to rid endangered seabirds.

1st person walks the beach & paddles out under a sunny drone infested sky
2nd person paddles into a barrel miles later as drones provide some cloud cover.
Any surfer worth his salt would be reeling it in by now!
3rd person paddles into overcast scene with pit crew cam faking the barrel.

note: No 3rd Planet was mined & No Martian kidz were crammed into sweat craters.

Has all the authenticity & of a sharkshield promo...
Gidget surf scene looks more realistic & way more fun.

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Justint commented Sunday, 4 Aug 2019 at 5:18pm

Spit and wipe that lens every time you sit on your board.

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wingnut2443 commented Sunday, 4 Aug 2019 at 6:16pm

What's the value, cost to sponsor, for logo placement on nose of surfboard?

Value of sponsor logo on ya arse, now?

Surf industry struggling, so opens door for wider sponsorship market?

Surfboard Design and Construction Kook. Evidence is here: www.ffwsurfboards.com.au
*FFW - Few Fun Waves ... that's what it's all about for me.

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bipola commented Monday, 5 Aug 2019 at 2:58pm

First tube was unreal, I also found it interesting to see what the board was doing inside the tube.

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tango commented Monday, 5 Aug 2019 at 9:50pm

That was insane. Had to remind myself to breathe at 30 sec in.....