For brothers Alex and Koa Smith, surfing Skeleton Bay has always been something at the top of their bucket list. Fortunately, this past June, the two brothers – blogger duo got a chance to do just that, and boy did they create something special.
In the Smith’s newest edit, ‘Diamond of the Desert,’ videographer Dan Treanor chronicles the brothers’ journey across the African desert all the way to pure Skeleton Bay bliss. Shot primarily through the use of a GoPro and drone camera technologies, the film provides stunning footage of mind altering, neverending barrels.
“I had the longest barrel ride of my life on day one of the trip,” said Koa Smith. “I’m stoked we chose to use the GoPro that day- when you’re watching the footage, it really feels like you’re in the wave experiencing it with me.”
Sandwiched in-between the stellar surf performances, the boys drive alongside one of the insane barrels and provide an incredible look at just how massive the swell was at Skeleton Bay. With the crisp camera work and impressive edit, it’s safe to say ‘Diamond of the Desert’ is a must watch.
To keep up with Alex and Koa Smith, check out their blog where they are set to release two more edits later this year.