3net to air 3D series 'Storm Surfers'

MUMBAI: 3net, the JV 3D US network from Sony, Discovery and Imax, will premiere the series Storm Surfers‘ from 19 August.

The series follows surfing legends Ross Clarke-Jones – an Australian Surfing Hall of Fame inductee – and two-time surfing World Champion Tom Carroll as they work with surf-forecaster Ben Matson to hunt down Mother Nature‘s biggest waves and surf the planet‘s most dangerous breaks.

The four-part mini-series features Ross and Tom – along with well known names in big-wave surfing – as they trek around the world, capturing footage of their adventures in 3D for the first time ever. The Storm Surfers crew utilises the latest in storm forecasting technology, innovative surfing gear, specialised hand-held 3D cameras and customised mounts and rigs to give viewers a first-hand perspective of big wave riding in three dimensions.

3net president & CEO Tom Cosgrove said, "With ‘Storm Surfers‘, we‘ve combined cutting-edge science, real-life drama and some of the most spectacular waves ever captured on film with a classic story of friendship, adventure and death-defying courage. The series breaks new ground in the emerging 3D medium – literally taking viewers ‘inside the barrel‘ of never-before-tamed monster waves for the first time ever in 3D.‘"

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