Within just a few short years, drone footage has already become something of a cliché. Sometimes, though, sequences come up that just make you go “wow!”, and this is one of them. At least, it made me go wow. It’s like a scene out of a horror movie, trying to escape the bad guy. He initially catches up and makes a grab, then the rest of it plays out with our heroes running just out of reach, with the villain making close chase.
The footage shot by Maquina Voadora and posted to YouTube by World Surf League shows surfer Pedro “Scooby” Vianna at Nazaré in Portugal. After being knocked off his board by a ridiculously huge wave, a jet ski comes into grab him. It then speeds off, trying to stay ahead of the wave, but then it too takes a tumble.