Glow in the dark surfing – Red Bull Surfing Lights

Glow in the dark surfing – Red Bull Surfing Lights

Is much more than a picture, than I do a good job, it is about the photographer make a surreal work, showing much more art than photography. I believe that tonight’s result was awesome. I’m really enjoying his work. It’s a new experience in my life to take pictures at night and stuff. It has been great. There are a lot of details, it’s a very complex photo. There will be a lot of trial and error until I get it right. Damn, the water is too cold. Look at that. This is a fully working together thing, so it is impossible to work if I don’t have athletes to help me. Therefore, what I need to acomplish this sort of work is to count with the help of top athletes like these two, guys who are able to perform a minimum variation of a maneuver, so it will fit better in the picture. This idea popped up when I was photographing an adventure race; the guys running with those flashlights in their heads; then I started making pictures using slow speed and freezing some special moment using flash, then I thought about doing the same thing with surf. This technique is as follows: I put led lights on the surfboard and I will make a picture with slow speed, so while the camera shutter stays open and the sensor is capturing light, as I’m in the dark, it does not capture anything. The only light that will be captured is the one the surfer that is drawing the way he does with. In a certain moment of this photo, I shoot the flash and that flash freezes a maneuver So the picture is this: a photo with slow speed, leds drawing the photo and a flash freezing the most radical maneuvers. For me, it is a really innovative thing, it is something out of the ordinary. I’ve never seen something like that. When I got here I was really impressed, because the guy is a mixture of Inspector Gadget with a photographer, and an electrician. The guy is crazy, that is the truth. Now, knowing the pool I will know exactly where I will put my flashes, where I will be staying and where they will be maneuvering. This is the most important matter to me: knowing where is the best place for them to do maneuvers, so I can plan my photo in the best way possible. This side angle is one of the coolest. I will try to work well on the diagonal. I found the place awesome, the wave has a perfect countertop. It was what we imagined by seeing this place on videos and pictures. We ended up choosing this place here, this wave pool, because of the control we can have, the proximity of surfers and the repetition of waves: one will always be equal to the other. So that makes all the difference, we ask for the operator to always give us the same wave, so we will have that all night long if we need it. I got to get back to the Hotel now, so I can finish the surfboards. I came back from the pool, the place is great, within what we expected. Now I will finish the surfboard. Our appointment in the pool is only at 9 pm, now it is around 4pm, so it is all under control. I am going to shake it a little bit. Look, there is a car ahead that is looking like a nightclub. I think the people there are going to the party carrying a surfboard. Damn, yeah, bro! This one turned out great, dude. What that guy does there is not photography, that is art. Damn, that one is crazy, dude. Today I got the photo, I am super happy. I have everything that I needed in the same photo. Good one, photographer!

Antonio Breitenberg

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99 thoughts on “Glow in the dark surfing – Red Bull Surfing Lights

  1. Alvaro Sainz says:

    Pukas ya hizo hace tiempo un video de surf con leds en sus tablas…y lo ponen como novedad??

  2. Slovenski Volk says:

    Cara, parabéns! Ficaram muito maneiras as fotos!

  3. Andrew Hurst says:

    Pukas surf did this a while ago (maybe two years ago?) and made a way better video. Look them up it's a pretty cool one. led's by pukas. 

  4. cavespoint010nx says:

    There is no way he can take long exposure pictures without using a tripod

  5. SurfingXtreme says:

    Nice Night #surfing  Session!

  6. Christina Peycheva says:

    dont understand a word but still so freakin awesome !! :p

  7. Henrique Blank says:

    q camera é essa ???

  8. creativsis says:

    Great photos! Must have been a super awesome photoshoot! 

  9. MrRocketpowerG says:

    freaking unbelievable

  10. Vera Tihonova says:

    Красавцы! Доска огненная иногда получается!

  11. Ruan Cabral says:

    PERFECT muito loco!

  12. J_M_W_77 says:

    amazing photography. stunning results.

  13. Harry Paul Garcia says:

    Lights and glow in the dark, are not the same thing. I use lights to fish at night. I catch a lot of sharks

  14. Anderson Henrique says:

    Isso é que é fotógrafo muito bom

  15. Neff says:

    Great, now the sharks now where to look.

  16. bokeflo says:

    A simple photography technique taken to the extreme with surfing. Very Cool!

  17. Under Construction says:

    What an interesting way to attract sharks! 🙂

  18. southrules says:

    Too bad they couldn't land anything

  19. Marcus Bloss says:

    What was the guys camera mode for the shots?

  20. Pälle _ says:

    Is on Dutch TV right now!

  21. Ben Cliff says:

    thank god! for youtube captions!.

  22. Newy rat says:

    so ive got learn french to watch this now?

  23. mynameisriddle says:

    caralho, as fotos ficaram m u i t o maneiras 

  24. Juan Jose Janeiro Gomez says:

    Guay! !!!

  25. Juan Jose Janeiro Gomez says:

    Guay! !!!

  26. misskristinyoo says:

    Those pictures are incredible 

  27. J jay says:

    sick love it!!

  28. ze KITTAY says:


  29. Aj Buchanan says:

    just skip to 3:45 to see the goodz

  30. KingPin1254 says:

    isnt it a bit dangerous to surf in the night ? or are these guys just epic? :))

  31. Rancho Coral says:

    Flash kills the led (colors). The idea should be utilize enough leds so you can eliminate the flash.

  32. stéphanie yvars says:

    superbe! 😀 absolument superbe! 🙂 

  33. Howl Jenkins says:

    Que mamones…

  34. Sacred Light says:

    Why the fuck in a wave pool!  I hate our financial system that fucks everything!!!

  35. Braiden Jose says:

    This is sick! Never seen a Surf board that glows before.

  36. TutsonTutsonTuts says:

    I love this video! Oh man

  37. Katrin Freed says:


  38. David Chaudron says:

    That's fing awesome. Awe inspiring.

  39. Nadav Weiss says:

    Awsome wish I had those bords

  40. Cadam2019 says:

    thank you very much Red Bull for not shoving a crap dubbed version here, much better with the Portuguese and subtitles for those who need. 🙂

  41. AKSKSMAN says:

    Too bad the video is all in gibberish.

  42. yalyflow20 says:

    great! give sharks more handicaps

  43. Nick B says:

    where does he get th glow in the dark surfboard?

  44. Felipe Martins says:


  45. Man of Water says:

    pretty cool stuff defiantly like to do somn like this one day

  46. John Cooper says:

    adriano is the son of a motherless donkey

  47. Dans Surf Report says:

    Free/New app in app stores now Dans Surf Report 
    It will notify you when the waves are the size you want them also has beach temperatures etc, Hope you enjoy!

  48. Steven Perle says:

    pretty wack vid

  49. MrSkye522 says:

    does anyone know how they capture the light trails while keeping the subject sharp and in focus?

  50. Trevor Peet says:

    This is pathetic. Go to film school, and learn how not to make boring clips arseholes

  51. shmaveyea says:

    five minute clip, 30 seconds of surfing

  52. Alana Blanchard Source says:

    That is sick!!

  53. GAV Nosimo says:

    awesome man

  54. GAV Nosimo says:

    awesome man

  55. joaquin holman says:

    duh what is this

  56. YTDon Maletta21 says:

    lights… bombs… same thing

  57. Joey Stev. says:

    Probably the sickest lifestyle there is

  58. mlk960 says:

    2nd dude was high as hell.

  59. Ho Stevie! says:

    yasss dis be pretty kewl

  60. Thomas Leduc says:

    Awesome !

  61. Mason says:

    God damn mexicans

  62. Milf wifey hottie says:

    Knew stuff is so friken coll not bad at all this stuff is bad ass

  63. dunkin15151 says:


  64. Beau Maisel says:

    Sickest photo at 4:39! 

  65. Johan Basson says:

    first 2 min ,,, pointless

  66. Tiago Raíles says:

    Show…o Surf e a arte caminham lado a lado!

  67. marijevonna says:

    It's portuguese not spanish ..

  68. Veranda Tales says:

    Nice work, just imagine the led board surfed during a bioluminscent red tide session.

  69. Ho Stevie! says:

    Yo guys this is pretty cool, but do you think my channel is cooler?

  70. Mrsoggywheatbix says:


  71. Jack Ryan Wineke says:

    So sick!!!

  72. pogobull says:

    skip to 3.40 to see the action

  73. DeftOne says:

    3:50 Nice Shot

  74. Marc Slayer says:

    What is this shit???

  75. Mauriciovideomaker says:

    Fotografia é arte Scooby,,,,,,

  76. James Friedberg says:


  77. Daydragon1234 says:

    I didn't understand a word that was said. But nice video. I liked the whole video. But wish their would of been more skim boarding.

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  79. Daniel Franklin says:

    esse fotógrafo é um artista mano,que talento!

  80. LadyT7777 says:

    How can I get a surf like this, ????????

  81. LadyT7777 says:

    How can I buy a surf board like that, ???????

  82. Nauticpedia says:

    that's so cool!

  83. Hows The Puss says:

    Does anyone know where to get a red bull hat like the first guy had on?

  84. 수빈이 says:

    artistic work

  85. Dale Bergeron says:

    Giving me some good ideas here. Throw a generater on a surfboard. Led lamps in a triangular setup pointing at the beach. Charge my surf budies $5 each to do some night surfing.

  86. Family surf says:


  87. Debora Menestrina says:


  88. Fabian O says:

    Great photos

  89. Memphis Sommers says:

    AKA: Trolling for sharks.

  90. John Roan says:

    🙂 😉 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  91. Wishbone_In _My_Pants420 says:


  92. San Diego POV says:

    It's tron surfing.

  93. SAVAGE says:

    What's the point in putting an English title if the videos in another language

  94. Cesar gomide says:

    A melhor coisa que esse cara fez na vida foi pega a luana piranhavani

  95. Mike Rotch says:

    Red Bull does THE most awesome stuff. Bar none

  96. Terry Knierim says:

    I would stay away from Humbolt Squid They love light & they are six feet & larger

  97. Still Rolling says:

    This is wicked👍 great shots!

  98. Blues Man says:

    What did they say ????

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