SuperFoiler brings together aerodynamics and hydrodynamic excellence to create the fastest foil-borne machine of its size on the planet. With speeds on the water of 45knots and the real risk of collision in the race environment the dangers to the crew are obvious and Proguarding were required to provide water safety and paramedical support at each of the events last year. Our Jetski’s were a huge asset to us in keeping up with these awesome speed machines!
When Pro Guarding was assigned to this job we knew we were up for a challenge. Lets face it a formula one car rigged on to a large surf board and being towed behind a jet ski in the ocean was a recipe for disaster. But with an experienced stunt co ordinator and our team of skilled ocean operators the seemingly impossible became possible.
Pro Guarding also assisted the production company with up to date surf and weather forecasting both on the preparation day and shoot day.
For this unique TV Commercial job we supplied 2 Lifeguards, 1 Jetski and 1 Media Boat and Operator.
Having worked with director, Justin McMillan on a number of jobs in the past, Pro Guarding was the only choice when it came to water safety for both the on-camera and off-camera crew for the Holden Trailblazer commercial shot on Sydney’s northern beaches.
From day one, Pro Guarding was on the scene working side-by-side with stuntmen, co-ordinators, and the production crew to assure the safety of everyone involved in some high risk stunts. With rescue swimmers in the water, two water safety boats and one boat for the camera, the crew got the shots they needed under the watchful eyes of our top notch team.
Storm Surfers is a documentary that was filmed over a duration of 5 years which showcased big wave legends Tom Carroll and Ross Clarke-Jones chasing huge ocean swells all around the world. Proguarding took on a considerable challenge and delivered in keeping everyone involved in the production safe from the dangers of the huge waves and also the extreme weather situations that were encountered along the way.
“Storm Surfers have used the team from Pro Guarding for the last six seasons. I’ve taken these guys to the most extreme locations in the southern ocean and asked them to keep the Storm Surfers team safe and they’ve never let us down. Pro Guarding have a strict safety plan in place for each location we visit to ensure everyone comes back in one piece. I have no hesitations recommending them for any water safety or life-guarding position. The guys from Pro Guarding are some of the best watermen on the planet.” – Justin McMillan (Co-Director Storm Surfers)