Air New Zealand passengers will be taken on virtual a ‘surfing safari’ with a number of world surfing champions as part of the airline’s latest safety video, in partnership with GoPro.
Filmed on the Gold Coast, in Malibu and also at both Raglan and Phia in New Zealand, Australia’s own three time world champ Mick Fanning plays a starring role along with other talent from the US, Asia and New Zealand.
“Previous safety videos have done a fantastic job in selling seats and driving tourism flows,” said Jodi Williams, Air New Zealand’s Head of Global Brand Development, "...whether it be to New Zealand off the back of the two Hobbit-inspired videos and Bear Grylls experiencing one of New Zealand’s Great Walks or the collaboration with Sports Illustrated that boosted tourism to the Cook Islands.”
That collaboration continues with Sports Illustrated model and American big-wave surfer Anastasia Ashley also making an appearance in the video that you can watch below:
GoPro HD cameras were put to use in capturing footage of the surfers in the water – the same purpose that inspired the company's founder to create the device.
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