Growing up in Hawaii, Eric Sterman fell in love with the Pacific Ocean and surfing. One day he saw a drone in Bali with a camera on it and something clicked. He set out to become the best surf-drone-cameraman around, and with 60k+ followers on Instagram, he is well on his way. His work has gone viral all across the Internet.
Producer Jesse Aizenstat went to the North Shore of Oahu where he caught up with Sterman as he flew is drone over the pipeline, capturing breathtaking surfing video. He showed how he works with renowned big-wave surfer Jamie O’Brien, who takes a GoPro into Hawaii’s tubes, while Eric watches from above with his eye in the sky.
This story originally appeared on Vocativ.