Jeep partners with World Surf League

April 12th, 2018 by

Jeep and the World Surf League (WSL) announced the release of the all-new virtual reality experience, Jeep Sessions: A Surfing Journey in 360°.

The entire project is a captivating showcase of what surfers go through on a daily basis. Jeep has provided viewers with an immersive look into the dangers and wonders of surfing that stands out with an expansive, total 360° scope. “Our project goal was to push the boundaries of VR technology to show what a surf trip feels like from the first-person perspective,” said director Taylor Steele.

Partnering with the WSL, there was no doubt the Jeep brand would find great material working with some of the WSL’s top surfers using premiere virtual reality video cameras. The results speak for themselves as fans of both Jeep and WSL can view the entire experience online in the video series.

Following WSL Championship Tour athletes and Jeep brand ambassadors, Jordy Smith and Malia Manuel, the captured footage lets anyone see what the two surfers did on their gnarly adventure on waves around the world. From Hawaii to France, their journey on the WSL Championship Tour is fully caught in amazing high-definition showcasing beautiful shots of beaches, surfers and their exhilarating surfing runs over very high and dangerous waves.

Closer Look Into Pro Surfer Lifestyles with Jeep Brand Ambassadors

When in Oahu, both ambassadors have their own Jeep vehicles, including the all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler and a 2018 Jeep Renegade, to get through the beach sands and the Hawaiian forests. Jeep vehicles are able to handle the off-road treks through some of the beautiful Hawaiian island showcased in these videos. The impressive Jeep brand’s capabilities, is exhibited first hand while complimenting the lifestyle of these pro surfers. Being able to get onto the sands safely and easily access their equipment allows viewers to see how useful and wonderful these Jeep vehicles can be for them as well.

“This was a special project to be a part of, and I am excited for the world to experience the journey with us,” said Smith. “It is incredible to see all the innovation that goes in behind-the-scenes to bring to life such a unique perspective of our surfing experience. When you’re surfing, many people just see the endgame, but it’s the whole adventure to find great waves with a friend. When you do, it’s the best feeling in the world,” added Smith.

As captured by the talented production company, Rapid VR, there’s no shortage of footage of these athletes taking the beaches by storm. Custom rigs were attached to the surf boards to gain the unique 360 degree views, there’s no shortage of adventure.

“Our project goal was to push the boundaries of VR technology to show what a surf trip feels like from the first-person perspective,” said Steele, Rapid VR co-director. “I’m excited to share this. It’s pretty incredible knowing my mom can now experience riding a 20-foot wave.”  As the virtual reality allows the eyes of the user to control what they see and experience.

For fans of both the World Surf League and Jeep brand, this is a partnership that continues to be rewarding. Visit the Jeep.com/en/WSL to find out more information and see these incredible VR captures and additional footage.

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