If you think you’ve seen it all, here comes something that tells you’re wrong. These images from the Australian shaper and free-surfer Dylan Longbottom are part of a series shot for BBC TV in super slow motion and high definition at 20 times the speed of a normal HD camera (here’s a photo of the camera used, a TyphoonHD4).
The action took place in the South Pacific, in the islands of Micronesia, , where 12 foot monster barrel were breaking into the world class reef break.
Dylan Longbottom is known for pushing the traditional limits of aerial surfing and big wave surfing. He already won the monster tube award in the 2005 Billabong XXL awards. These days Dylan is developing his board shaping business (Dylan Longbottom designs) and continues to track down and surf the biggest and deadliest waves in the world.