Surfer Laird Hamilton has become a legend in the sport for his continual innovation, and peerless courage, in catching and riding some of the biggest swells on the planet. Now, thanks to an artfully flown drone, he’s also famous for surfing one of the longest waves ever.
Drone Surf Peru films Hamilton surfing endless Chicama wave
The drone caught Hamilton last week surfing Peru’s Chicama spot, home to what many in the sport call the longest left-breaking wave in the world. The footage was shot by local outfit Drone Surf Peru, which has an established record (and many great videos) of skillfully capturing riders carving up the country’s gorgeous swells. Its flight over Chicama is no exception, producing a beautifully framed film of Hamilton working his foil-equipped board for just over three minutes.
Hats must be doffed to Drone Surf Peru pilots for managing to stay close enough – but not too tight – and keeping Hamilton at dead center as he snakes…