Wave Warriors – World Champion Solo Canoe Race

Published on 31.05.2011 by admin

They are the ones that made this video happen 🙂

This video was made possible by Kamanu Composites. They are the biggest Hawaii manufacture of outrigger canoes.

And check out there facebook page here.

Film was made by Devin Graham.
Film was edited by Jace LeRoy.
Music was composed by Stephen Andersen.

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You can also contact him here.

For the filming of this youtube video. I flew to the island of Molokai, it’s a Hawaiian island next to Oahu. The canoe race itself is across a huge ocean channel, and it took around 5 hours for these athletes to canoe from one island to the next.

I was blown away by the fact that they didn’t stop at all, in the least bit. For each canoe racer, a motor boat had to follow next to them just to make sure they didn’t get lost in the ocean, and someone from the motor boat would have to jump in the ocean and throw the canoe racers a water bottle as they got thirsty, since they had no time to stop.

The race was the World Champion solo canoe race, so people from all over the world came to be a part of it.

It was an awesome experience to experience it all.

As far as the technical details go:
It was all filmed on a Canon 5D Mark II.
Shot with a Canon 16-35mm F/2.8 L series Lens
And a Canon 70-200mm F/2.8 L series Lens

To get the smooth shots where it looks like we are „flying“, I used a Glidecam HD 4000. Here is a link below to there website if your interested in buying one of those 🙂

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