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The Flying Machine

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A Year in the making and filmed all around the beautiful Coast of Portugal, this video is a compilation of Surf and Bodyboard highlights along with a lot of drone experimentation, while trying to get some new action angles from above.

From the shallow slabs of Ericeira to the monster waves of Nazaré, from secret spots in the west coast to the beautiful landscapes of the Southwest, from dream sessions to deadly rescues and lost drones, we can say it was a Year in full, yet this was just the beginning.

Our special Thanks to all the Surfers and Bodyboarders we had the pleasure to capture from above: Pedro Boonman, António Cardoso, Miguel Blanco, Sebastian Steudtner, Tom Butler, Garrett McNamara, Ross Clarke-Jones, Kealii Mamala, Nicolau Von Rupp, Dane Hall, Bernardo Jerónimo, Filipe Jervis, Tiago Pires, Pierre-Louis Costes, João André “Magoitos”, Marlon Lipke, Francisco Horta, Tiago Fazendeiro, Rodrigo Koxa, Rafael Tapia, William Lourenço, and many others.

Music: Public Service Broadcast – Spitfire. (Buy Song on iTunes:

Filmed and Produced by Máquina Voadora Produções:

We Are Greater Than I – Samsung/WSL

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Created in partnership with the World Surf League, this story takes us through the mind of the whole surfing community. It shows how we are all connected, intrinsically co-dependent, and tied together for better and for worse.

The film features pro surfers Gabriel Medina, Mick Fanning, Sally Fitzgibbons, Malia Manuel and Sebastian Steudtner, along with a combination of individuals, who define what surfing is and will be.

Máquina Voadora was envolved in this project providing historic footage of Sebastian Steudtner (XXL Big Wave Award winner in 2010 and 2015) in what was the first ever Giant Wave filmed by a drone, the footage was gathered during the mythical “Big Thursday” in December 2014 under very extreme conditions,  the footage was edited in post-production by 72&Sunny to insert a jetski in the motion.

Produced by 72&Sunny
Aerial Footage by Máquina Voadora.