Experience Surfing From a 360-Degree Viewpoint With This Viral Video

Published 06/06/2023, 12:11 PM EDT

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The Cook Islands are a group of 15 such islands in the South Pacific. Besides providing scenic beauty and lush natural landscapes, the beaches on these islands also serve as surfing havens. One such island nation, of the 15, is Rarotonga. If the beauty of the place and its prime location as a surfing spot wasn’t known to people previously, Maui surfer Jacob Romero made a point to make it popular with his new 360-degree video.

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Born in Hawaii and having expertize in boogie-boarding, traveling, and surfing, Romero made a recent video in Rarotonga that is unlike anything else. The video makes viewers undergo a surreal experience from the waters to the surroundings.

Rarotonga might just be the surfing paradise tucked in the South Pacific

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Jacob Romero recently took to his Instagram and wrote, “Friendly locals, green mountains, crystal clear water, amazing waves, short drives everywhere, and all-around good vibes. Thank you, Rarotonga!”. Romero expressed his gratitude to the place and the locals for giving him an experience of a lifetime.

 

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In the Instagram post, he also attached a video for his fans to see. The video gives viewers an up-and-close view of what a surfer must feel like in the closest proximity to a wave. The 360-degree video wobbles up and down every second, forming a tunnel-like narrow lens, through which everything can be seen in the clip.

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Romero also tagged GoPro and GoProMax, the action cameras that made this video possible. Costing somewhere around $500, this specialized camera was the reason behind the lush, crystal-clear imagery in the clip. As beautiful as the scenery was from the middle of the water, equally vibrant was the video that captured it.

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Surfing paradise can come true for various people in various places. While it came true for Jamie O’Brien in Waikiki, Honolulu once, Jacob Romero lived his dream surfing and filming his experiences in the waves of Rarotonga. The video also gave a glimpse of the volcanic interiors of the island, something that is spread throughout the region. Romero also has his own YouTube channel where he shares more cool and stunning surfing videos from various places.

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Tanmay Roy is a sports writer at EssentiallySports specializing in his coverage of the Olympics and other major American sporting events. His passion for sports was ignited by the early achievements of Michael Phelps, Pete Sampras, and John McEnroe. As a writer for EssentiallySports, Tanmay's articles have been recognized as Editor's Picks, showcasing his ability to craft engaging and thought-provoking stories.
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