GoPro of the World winner, Koa Smith from Hawai’i, has claimed a giant check worth $20K for his 27-second barrel ride in Namibia, Africa.
After exploring the vast desert of Africa, Koa Smith, Alex Smith and Dylan Goodale documented the trip of a lifetime. The three Hawaiian natives made their way to Namibia to explore Skeleton Bay, the longest sand-bottomed, barreling left in the continent.
Shot 100% on the GoPro camera, watch Koa Smith pull into one of the longest barrels we’ve ever seen, first in slow motion, then in real time:
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“It was 27-seconds long, the barrel of my life,” said surfer Koa Smith. “And I happened to have a GoPro in my mouth… I just couldn’t believe it. If I hadn’t had the GoPro, I would have tried to explain the barrel to people, and then would have been like, ‘oh, whatever’…
GoPro of the World continues with anothwe $20K up for grabs. Event period runs from November 1st, 2014- March 31st, 2015. Details on Surfline.com
Watch the full film entitled, Diamond of the Desert.