The reason I’m fascinated by extreme sport-type videos, like this one, has nothing to do with my own predisposition or lack thereof toward these types of activities. In fact, I don’t longboard at all, let alone longboard like the skater featured in this video, Sean Spees. Rather, I enjoy these videos because, when artfully shot, they excel in staying quiet and letting the shots do the talking. And it just so happens that the shots, more often than not, include great scenery. Such is the case with this video from Original Skateboards. As this speed-demon skater shoots down the steep hills of San Francisco, quality images of the city are captured beautifully. Enjoy – and don’t try this at home.
This Hawaii longboarding video, released by Original Skateboards, adds another piece of evidence to my ongoing case that skateboarding videos, as well as videos centered around outdoor activities, are one of the coolest ways to experience a travel destination through video. Although the destination itself isn’t often the focus of the shots in these videos, the destination is always there. And make no mistake, filmmakers producing videos like these take location largely into account and shoot accordingly. This video was filmed on Hawaii‘s Big Island and Oahu. From Mauna Kea to Kona, and from Waikiki to North Shore, this nearly 6 minute long video takes you through a journey that will show you gorgeous shots of Hawaii, even when they’re appearing in peripheral view. Enjoy.