Surfing | Sri Lanka

Drone footage of surfers enjoying the waves and water at surf break Coconut point in Gurubeblia a village near Weligama in Sri Lanka.  The quadcopter captures great aerial footage both close up to the surfing wave action and pulling out to view the beautiful water and beach of Coconut point.  According to the video publisher the quad setup was a TBS Discovery Pro, TBS Groundstation, GoPro 3+, and 2 flight batteries.  Great job done with quad control in catching both close up and zoom out shots in a very smooth action of surfers in action and in landscape.

A little about Gurebella.  It is a quiet village between between Midigama Left and Weligama Bay. There are two local surf breaks Plantation point and Coconut point.  Has clean barrels from a left and right hander, up to 5ft on a good day and a 400m ride.

A little about the TBS DISCOVERY PRO from the Team Black Sheep spec page:
The gimbal frame is the perfect frame for amateur and pro aerial videographers. Sporting a fully stabilized camera Gimbal with extremely compact dimensions it is the most powerful, robust and versatile “take anywhere” quadrocopter available to date.
Features:

  • Integrated brushless gimbal & control board (plug & play!)
  • Built-in camera switch (GoPro live-out and pilot’s camera)
  • Frame acts as power distribution board
  • Ready for long range FPV
  • TBS CORE (on screen display) with digital current sensor
  • Lightweight CNC aluminum gimbal
  • Custom IMU
  • Tried and proven frame design – based on the world’s most popular FPV quad!

About the TBS Groundstation from the Team Black Sheep manual:
A compact, light-weight and all-in-one versatile “take anywhere” device. The small size and integrated display makes this the perfect tool for holding safe flights together with a spotter. It also lets spectators get a chance to watch what’s going on. All while the pilot is using securely locked goggle cables. Dual-video outputs and a VTx port allow for extra goggles and external recorders, receivers and more. The integrated video receiver is compatible with most 2.4GHz transmitters.
You can find the complete manual here:
http://www.team-blacksheep.com/tbs-groundstation-manual.pdf

Credits from the video publisher:
Music: ‘Holding On’ by Flume – http://tiny.cc/holdingon
Setup: TBS Discovery Pro / TBS Groundstation / GoPro 3+

Check out more videos from ML★ on his Vimeo channel.