The Complete Experience

TAR Productions was invited to shoot with Samsung Mobile at the World Surf League’s event at Lower’s Trestles for the Hurley Pro. As some of you know, we’re big fans of Virtual Reality in general and surfing, and our thoughts on Samsung’s campaign for the World Surf League is great.

So when we got the call to shoot a secret project with Samsung Mobile over the course of 3 days during the Hurley Pro we were ecstatic.

Virtual Reality is really awesome. The experience is awesome, too. You actually feel the emotions of being somewhere or doing an activity, such as surfing- as we are in the pictures below.

Virtual Reality (or VR) technology has finally caught up to the experience. When it originally came to fruition in the 90s the technology was so lagging that it never caught on. Now, with a smart phone and a google set you can be well on your way to one of the best VR experiences available.

The shoot details with Samsung and the WSL are on lockdown, but we are able to share a few behind the scenes photos.

Tim Ryan of TAR Productions thoroughly enjoying himself in the Samsung VR experience

Tim Ryan of TAR Productions surfing in Samsung VR

More VR surfing experiences

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Hurley Pro at Lowers Trestles, part of the World Surf League

The Hurley Pro at Lowers Trestles, part of the World Surf League

Samsung and surfing had made a big impact on Virtual Reality experience

VIP entrance at the Hurley Lowers Pro

VIP athlete area at the Hurley Lowers Pro. Part of TAR Productions and Samsung's partnership in Virtual Reality.

Surfing at the Hurley Lowers Pro, part of TAR Production's Virtual Reality experience of the event.

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The Hurley Pro at Lower Trestles, CA. TAR Productions was on hand to create the VR experience.

What are your thoughts on VR? Let me know in the comments below.

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  • Todd LeVeck

    I am so interested in trying VR. I feel like it will challenge my head and senses as its not multi sensory, but I love challenges. So to me its a fun simulator. And man! Would I love a simulator to get my roundhouse better! Is there going to be a voodoo like board to be on as well?

    • You should definitely try it, it’s really a lot of fun!

      -Tim