Storm Surfers 3D – Behind the Scenes

The Discovery Channel’s successful documentary  Storm Surfers follows surfers Tom Carroll, Ross Clarke Jones and friends on a mission to explore and discover some of the largest mountains of water the Southern Ocean has to offer. In 2011 the crew are at it again, but this time documenting the entire project in 3D… from the demo  screening I have already seen the final feature-length film/doco is going to be pretty damned gnarly.

On July 25th 2011, the destination for the crew was ‘Ours’ near Botany Bay in Sydney.

Whilst the swell did not produce the ‘monster’ waves originally forecast, ‘Ours’ definitely did not disappoint and Ross was whipped into a few below seal level right hand slabs alongside fellow big wave chargers Bones Dwyer, Marti Paradisis, Dean Morrison and Mark Mathews.

And so here are a few behind the scenes photos of the action on the day…

Tom Carroll & Ross Clarke-Jones contemplate the below sea level pits of 'Ours'

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The Storm Surfers crew preparing rigging for the 3D camera

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Morning light on Botany Bay's chunky slabs

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Timing your paddle out at 'Ours' can save a lot of hurt!

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Ross Clarke-Jones receives his first 'Ours' lesson... even a tiny 'whoops!' equals severe punishment!

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Mark Mathews - wave of the day!

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Why they call it 'the green room'

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A magazine recently profiled my life and pretty much hit the nail on the head: Australian adventure photographer (and occasional journalist) Mark Watson is a liar. He suggests his job is “not so glamorous,” but drop him an email and his ‘out of office auto response’ will inform he’s heli-skiing New Zealand or trekking Patagonia. In downtime he surfs and mountain bikes Sydney’s Northern Beaches or can be spied drinking café latte’s on the beachfront when he should be editing photos. He’s a Nikon Ambassador and Red Bull Australia’s No.1 photographer, and after a few Corona’s, admits, “I photograph cool people, in cool places, doing cool things!” Quickly followed by the disclaimer “It’s not always exciting…” But always said with a mischievous grin. View all posts by inciteimages

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