Wag Productions Presente- Utopian, nocturnal surfing at its finest and idyllic.
French director, Hugo Manhes has made his mark at a famous surf spot, Pointe de la Torche, Brittany.
In the dead of winter at 2.30 am, Manhes sets up his camera, along with local surfers; Ian Fontaine and Gaspard Larsonneur and they take to the waves.
The short itself is absolutely breathtaking, with the waves lit up by 120,000-watt neon lights, the waves are awash in color under a black, European sky, making the waves purple and yellow. Here, the title La Torche is very poignant.
The filmmaker explains:
“The idea was to offer up an experience that went beyond surfing. We projected colored lights onto the ocean to give it an almost supernatural appearance”
The six-minute film succeeds in its goals and creates a supernatural vibe in the nocturnal sport. The video also has idyllic landscapes of waves crashing into clifftops that you would only find on desktop landscapes.
Check it out here:
While you’re at it, don’t forget to check out this video of an English Surfer getting wiped out!