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TO THE EXTREME!: Midnight-Surfing

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This is a short (but beautiful) video of Mark Visser surfing in the middle of the night in Maui with some sort of special lighting rig that prevented the footage from turning out like your first failed sex tape (although, to your audio-capture credit: I could hear the disappointment in your partner's voice loud and clear).

The shots of him riding a 40-foot wave is so perfectly awesome that it looks computer generated at times. But it's not. He was wearing a buoyancy vest and a modified surfboard with built-in LED lighting.


The lighting technologies were created especially for the project by Solus Corporation using ground breaking NASA submarine lighting to ensure the wave and board were lit in the right places, at the right time and illuminated the wave without hindering the vision of Visser, the jet ski drivers and the helicopter pilots.

Listen, I'll be the first to admit I'm afraid to get in the ocean even during the day so you can f***ing FORGET about me ever going in at night I did this years ago but a sharkodile ate my camera copter.

Hit the jump for the short video.

Is This Guy Bloody Crazy Nuts or What? [gizmodo] (GW's Note: bloody crazy nuts, do not want)

Thanks to Tim78, who's named Timothy and was born in 1978, or is really trying to throw me off his trail. I'LL GET YOU -- YOU JUST WAIT!

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