I know, the screencaps I so lovingly slapped together wound up looking like shit and offer little to no explanation of what's going on. That was my bad. Basically, photographers took a whole bunch of cameras, mounted them on a long horizontal platform, then had them all snap shots at the same time so they could be stitched together into a pannable shot of a surfer frozen in the middle of a trick. F***, I'm not doing a very good job at explaining this -- just hit the jump to watch the videos. They're pretty cool. What would be even cooler? If sharks went extinct so I can learn how to surf.
Hit the jump for the worthwhile videos.