Salt & Gorse

Surf Video Production in Cornwall, UK

Surfing video Production Cornwall

Creating great surfing video content is way more involved than just pointing a camera at the ocean and pressing record. Authentic surf content requires an understanding of the sport, and that’s where we come in! Ben, our founder, has been a surfer for 25 years and knows what makes surfing content great. Even before he was a film director, he made home movies of himself and others surfing! (He has also written an excellent piece on surf photography here) So, safe to say, you are in the right place! Surfers are a tribe, and many of the filmmakers we work with also surf!

Why Choose Us for Surf Video Production?

  1. Expertise in Surfing: With decades of surfing experience, we know what makes great surf content. From understanding the moves to knowing the best angles, we capture the essence of surfing.

  2. Top-of-the-Line Equipment: We use the best cameras and solid water housings to ensure the highest quality footage, whether in or out of the water. We avoid bag-style housings, which are prone to fail in heavy surf.

  3. Global Experience: We’ve filmed surfing content around the globe, bringing a diverse range of surfing styles and locations to your videos.
Surfing video production in Cornwall

In-Water Surf Video & Land-Based Surf Videos

In water involves taking a camera into the ocean amongst the waves and shooting from the unique perspective of another surfer watching their friends surf. It’s an immersive experience that brings viewers right into the heart of the line up. On the other hand, land-based filming uses a telephoto lens to capture the action from the shore, offering a different but equally compelling viewpoint.

Understanding Conditions: Finding the Perfect Wave

Capturing the best surf footage requires knowledge of the ideal conditions and locations. Here’s how we make sure we’re in the right place at the right time:

Optimal Surf Conditions

We have an in-depth understanding of what makes for great surfing conditions. From swell direction and wind patterns to tide times and wave size, we know how to identify the perfect setup for filming any type of surfing.

Prime Locations for filming surfing in Cornwall

Cornwall is home to some of the best surf spots in the UK, and we know them all. Whether it’s the iconic Fistral Beach, empty beaches with long sandy dunes or hidden gems along the rugged coastline, we know and can suggest the best locations to match your creative vision.

Safety First: Our Commitment to Safe Surf Video Production

Safety is paramount when it comes to in-water filming. With years of experience navigating various surf conditions, we prioritise the well-being of our team and the surfers we work with. Here’s how we ensure a safe filming environment:

Experienced Team

Our team is not only skilled in video production but also experienced in surfing. This dual expertise allows us to anticipate and manage potential risks effectively. We understand the dynamics of the ocean and can quickly adapt to changing conditions. Knowing what a surfer is likely to do in a situation allows us to not only capture the best footage but do it safely too!

Lifeguard Support

For added safety, we can hire professional lifeguards to be on-site during shoots. Their presence ensures an extra layer of security, allowing us to focus on capturing stunning footage while keeping everyone safe.

Our Process

Pre-Production

Before we hit the waves, we work with you to understand your vision and goals. Whether you’re looking to promote a brand, create a documentary, or capture personal surfing moments, we tailor our approach to meet your needs. We scout locations, plan shots, and prepare our gear to ensure everything is set for a successful shoot.

In-Water Filming

In-water filming is our specialty. We get up close and personal with the action, capturing the energy and excitement of surfing from within the waves. Our team is experienced in navigating the ocean and getting the best angles while staying safe and respectful of the environment.

Land-Based Filming

For a different perspective, we offer land-based filming using high-quality telephoto lenses. This approach allows us to capture the broader context of the surfing scene, including the stunning coastal landscapes and the full scope of a surfer’s ride. It’s perfect for showcasing the beauty and scale of the location along with the skill of the surfers.

Post-Production

Editing surf content to look genuine and authentic involves knowing the moves. Do you know your bottom turn from your cutback? We do! Our editing process enhances the raw footage, adding music, effects, and graphics to create a polished final product that resonates with viewers. We ensure the content flows smoothly and highlights the best moments of the surf.

Surfing video Production FAQ's

Can you film in water surfing video content

Absolutely! We have many years of experience not just filming surfing videos in the water but surfing too, so we know exactly where to sit and what to look for to get the best surfing video content. From graceful longboarding content to aggressive shortboarding and everything in between, we cover it all.

We travel too, so have experience in the water across the globe!

Yes, we offer comprehensive land-based filming services. Using high-quality telephoto lenses, we capture the action from the shore, providing a different perspective that complements in-water footage.

Yes, we do! Our founder Ben has been surfing for over 25 years and our team comprises passionate surfers who understand the sport intimately. This knowledge translates into our work, ensuring we capture surfing in an authentic, beautiful and exciting way!

Yes, we offer surf photography services alongside our video production. Whether you need action shots in the water or images from the shore, we provide high-quality surf photography to meet your needs.

We use top-of-the-line cameras in solid water housings to ensure durability and quality in all conditions. We avoid bag-style housings due to their susceptibility to failure in heavy surf.

For land based shots we use telephoto zoom lenses and drones.

Why Work with Us?

At Salt & Gorse Ltd., we blend our passion for surfing with our expertise in video production to create stunning surf videos that capture the true nature of the sport. Whether you’re a brand looking to showcase your products, or a filmmaker aiming to create an engaging surf documentary, we’re here to help bring your vision to life.

Contact us today to discuss your project and see how we can help you create some epic surf video content!!!