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This Feels Like A VR Headset Hossegor Experience

An immersive French dispatch with Mikey Wright, Kolohe Andino, and friends.

// Oct 6, 2023
Words by Christian Bowcutt
Reading Time: < 1 minute
Yes, this was filmed during the J-Flo Quik Fest.

Filmers, like the surfers they capture, have styles.

An avid surf content consumer can typically tell who made the film they’re watching. Blake Vincent Kueny and Taylor Steele and Joe G all have “feels” to their films.

This happens in music all the time. You can hear two or three notes played by Jimi Hendrix or Eric Clapton or Jerry Garcia, and you know it’s them.

The short video above is just another Hossegor edit. It’s got the token tubes, airs, and beautiful people in sparse dress that is common in all Hossegor edits. But this edit’s point of difference is that it makes you feel like you’re actually there in Hossegor, watching from the bluff with a pain au chocolat, a café crème, and socialized healthcare.

Just like the Hollywood director Wes Anderson immerses his audience in a warped reality with ubiquitous symmetry, deliberate color pallets, long takes, and odd dialogue delivered coldly, filmer Liam Todd chooses a fitting song, intentional use of foreground, and subdued colors to give the viewer a true sense of place.

And Hossegor was recently deflowered by Stab Highway Europe — so let’s indulge in a little nostalgia, shall we?

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