Kolohe Andino Commercial Shoot At Teahupoo
Kolohe Andino Commercial Shoot
What happens when the world's best surfers show up at one of the world's most fearsome waves and VISA decides they want California golden boy Kolohe Andino to shoot a commercial for them? They pay off locals to shut down the lineup, hire some of the best surf cinematographers in the business and get down to business, of course! Here's a behind the scenes look at Andino "charging" it.
View From The Lineup
With a helicopter dangling a camera 50 feet down, every ride Andino caught was captured from every angle imaginable. With the lineup shut down for more than an hour and a half, locals and pros alike were not all that happy.
Everywhere You Want To Be
Cast and crew of the SS VISA making sure their gear doesn't end up in the drink, and more importantly, they don't miss the money shot.
Stalling for the barrel at Teahupoo is scary enough, but try doing it with thousands of dollars of camera equipment tracking your every move.
"I heard the director telling Kolohe not to notice any cameras and just pretend he was making a call on his iPhone while in the barrel," photographer Tom Servais said about the shoot.
Andino, current ASP World No. 9, asks Siri if he's deep enough, or if he should stall a little longer.
Just Another Day At The Office
For a kid that's grown up in the spotlight and starred in Nike commercials, this VISA shoot was just another day at the office. Of course, some people's offices are a lot more interesting than others.
Tahitian icon Raimana Van Bastolaer drove the ski for the follow-cam angle while water photogs Larry Haynes and Don King captured the action from the break.
Getting The Shot
And just to make sure every angle was covered, former world bodyboard champ Mike Stewart rode along with Andino and tracked his every movement.