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Kelly Slater Captures Unreal Virtual Reality

Kelly Slater became a surfing champion when he won his first World Title in 1994. Since then, Slater has captured a record-breaking 11 Titles, showing a consistency that is unprecedented in any sport. Up until today, we have only been able to enjoy his surfing prowess from traditional camera angles.

TGR was able to travel with Slater and prolific surf director Taylor Steele to capture him in a way never done before: 360 virtual reality. This behind the scenes video shows what it took to get this one-of-a-kind experience.

This was filmed in conjunction with TGR's new film, Proximity. You can experience surfing with Kelly Slater with our virtual reality experience at Thursday night's premiere of Proximity in New York City at the Gramercy Theatre. 

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About Proximity:

Proximity is a film that pairs surfing’s living legends with today’s most progressive young surfers. The film is directed by award-winning filmmaker Taylor Steele, produced by Teton Gravity Research (TGR) in association with Garage Productions. Proximity will explore the delicate relationship between people, time, and place, showcasing surfing icons from different generations in diverse locations around the world.

Presented by GoPro // #GoPro

From The Series: Proximity POV

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Video: Kite Surfer Rides Hurricane Florence
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Video: Kite Surfer Rides Hurricane Florence

Video: Kite Surfer Rides Hurricane Florence

Unless you’ve been living under a rock on the West Coast, you’ve seen that the Eastern Seaboard has been getting pummeled by Hurricane Florence (now Tropical Depression Florence). The record-breaking rain and winds led to a death toll of at least 18, and has left much of the area without power and under water. Of course, some locals felt the need to brave the elements in their own way, like this kite surfer in Nags Head, North Carolina. 

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Andy Irons was a lifelong hero to Eric Christian Olsen, the Hollywood actor and executive producer of the film . In this clip from the world premiere, he reminds us why it's important to understand the full story of the lives of those we look up to. Many of Andy’s fans, and even many of his close friends and family, were not fully aware of his struggle with bipolar disorder and opioid addiction. Find Tickets to Andy Irons: Kissed by God Now On Tour Worldwide is a film about bipolar