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Tips for Filming

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  1. Use a good camera with a long distance zoom lens.
  2. Make sure you use manual focus so you can keep it looking sharply in focus.
  3. Use a tripod so we don’t have to watch shaky footage.
  4. Frame up the surfer so we can see his/her whole body and we can see the shape of the wave.
  5. The frame needs to be wide enough to see from the edge of the white water, the surfer and the wave section forming in front of them.
  6. We need to see the ride from start to finish.
  7. Just send the waves you want to be judged on – only 2 per division will count towards the club’s total score.
  8. If using a drone, then it’ll need to be a low angle so we can see the actual shape of the wave. If it’s too topsy it’s too hard to judge.


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