It’s not hard to see why Eric Cheng’s video has had 71,000 views at the time of counting, the clip has some pretty unique shots of surfers heading down the line at Santa Cruz’s Steamer Lane.

Aerial footage of surfers at Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz, California. July 21, 2013. Footage taken with a DJI Phantom quadcopter, GoPro HERO3 Black edition camera, Rotorpixel HERO3 gimbal (rotorpixel.com), ReadyMadeRC FPV transmitter, receiver, and remote monitor, and modified DJI Phantom radio. Footage captured and edited by Eric Cheng (echengphoto.com). Special thanks to George Krieger, David Merrill, and Jeff Honda for hanging out for the morning!

Full information about the setup is here: rotorpixel.com/journey/2013/7/22/quadcopter-footage-of-surfers-in-santa-cruz

Music: “May” by Marcel Pequel (last.fm/music/Marcel%20Pequel)

Edited in about an hour using Final Cut Pro X with Magic Bullet Looks.