By now there's absolutely no chance that you're still oblivious to the colossal swell that showed up on Nazare's doorstep earlier in December.
It was an amazing feeling to be able to capture Mother Nature in her wildest form. The mist of salt in the air combined with the soothing afternoon light was stunning. Slow-motion is a great way of showing this but at the same time it's good to mix it up with some fast shoots as well.
We arrived on the afternoon of the 11th, so unfortunately we missed the biggest waves.
But still saw some huge waves by the looks of things?
Absolutely. It was definitely the biggest waves I've ever seen with my own eyes. It was an unreal sensation because when we arrived the first day there were no surfers out in the water. It was hard to tell how big the waves actually were. Then the next day we had some surfers to relate to in the water and it was big. Really big
A Sony FS700 and an Odyssey 7Q, then DJI Phantom 2 [drone] with a GoPro 4. The biggest lens we used were the canon 200-400mm f/4l is with 1.4x extender
How did the day at Supertubos compare with the big day at Nazare?
For me, Nazaré was the coolest thing to see. Supertubos was clean and also nice to see but we actually came only to shoot Nazaré.