Humans are obsessed with the ocean. Just nuts about it.

Whether it’s some throwback to an earlier stage of evolution where we all had gills and salty hair, possibly because it’s massive and terrifying, or simply because we all have an inner Jeff Spicoli or C.J Parker, we simply can’t get enough.

Now, our obsession with the sea has been harnessed in this stunning slow motion film, made by Ryan Pernofski. Anybody that’s spent even the briefest time among the waves will be instantly transported back, as waves slowly arc through the sky before crashing down on screen.

And, somewhat unbelievably, this footage has been completely shot on smart phone. Pernofski spent four years gathering the footage, using just a couple of bog standard iPhones, protected from the ocean with a water proof case.