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First Ever Kelly Slater Virtual Reality Surf Session

Kelly Slater is one of the best surfers in the history of the sport. His eleven world titles is an accomplishment that might never be repeated and his passion for waves has never diminished. Now for the first time, you can surf with Kelly in immersive virtual reality. In this 360 video, travel to the South Pacific and surf remote blue azure waves with the champ.

“It's a new way of telling stories and the future of filmmaking,” says director Taylor Steele about the utilization and inclusion of VR technology in Proximity. “You're engulfed, you're there physically and you'll feel like you're there with us.” The Proximity project has been a multi-media experience including a full-length film, VR experience, photo book, and art gallery.

VR footage was captured using the GoPro Omni, which utilizes six GoPro Hero4 Black cameras.

Watch for more virtual reality footage being released in the upcoming weeks on TetonGravity.com and find a Proximity tour stop here.

View the behind the scenes footage of how Kelly and crew capture the 360-VR here.

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Stephanie Gilmore and Dave Rastovich Share a Perfect Wave in Mexico
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Stephanie Gilmore and Dave Rastovich Share a Perfect Wave in Mexico

Stephanie Gilmore and Dave Rastovich Share a Perfect Wave in Mexico

Aside from capturing epic surfing, was all about exploring the complex creatures that surfers are; watching a younger generation progress and push their limits alongside their idols. Own Proximity Today In this segment from the movie, Stephanie Gilmore and Dave Rastovich ventured to the coast of Mexico and shared set after set of perfect waves on this beautiful point break. It’s like watching a perfectly choreographed dance on the water, except the two are simply surfing their hearts

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This is What A 10-Point Score In Surfing Looks Like
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This is What A 10-Point Score In Surfing Looks Like

This is What A 10-Point Score In Surfing Looks Like

The 2017 Billabong Pro has been firing in Tahiti all weekend. In the first heat of the quarterfinal between Gabriel Medina and Owen Wright, Medina pulled into what looked like an impossible wave, but somehow managed to escape the frothing white wall and then continue slashing turns on the wave. Needless to say, the judges were impressed and awarded him those coveted 10’s across the board. Medina made it all the way to the finals, where Julian Wilson’s simply beautiful surfing won

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John John Florence Wins Andy Irons Most Committed Performance Award
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John John Florence Wins Andy Irons Most Committed Performance Award

John John Florence Wins Andy Irons Most Committed Performance Award

The past weekend saw Julian Wilson take home the top spot at the Billabong Tahiti Pro. Wilson took down Brazilian Gabriel Medina in a tight final heat. That wasn't the only piece of hardware to be handed out this weekend, however, the Andy Irons Most Committed Performance Award has been given to the surfer who puts the most on the line when it matters most. The award has been given out every year since Andy's death in 2011. Past winners include Jeremy Flores, CJ Hobgood, and Kelly Slater.