Experience a Virtual Reality Surf Adventure with World Surf League and Jeep® Brand

Posted on 03. Apr, 2018 by in Chrysler Canada

April 3, 2018

, Los Angeles

Today, a World Surf League (WSL) and a Jeep® code announced a recover of their practical existence (VR) experience, Jeep® Sessions: A Surfing Journey in 360°.

Jeep® Sessions: A Surfing Journey in 360° follows WSL Championship Tour surfers Jordy Smith and Malia Manuel as any embarks on a Jeep code tour to find a best waves. The plan can be noticed in both a 360° video and an interactive VR experience. The VR focus enables users to name their tour by “gaze-based interactions,” where a user’s eyes turn a controller within a 360° visuals.
In this VR plan launch, WSL teamed adult with a Jeep code and world-renowned prolongation company, Rapid VR, to colonize new frontiers in digital storytelling. Utilizing Rapid VR’s unrivalled believe of roller in a 360° video realm, directors Taylor Steele and Dave Klaiber wanted to pull a boundary with this film. They grown customized rigs to place a 360° video camera into locations never before seen. After a outrageous success of “Get Barrelled in Tahiti” with CJ Hobgood, Steele and Klaiber wanted to take this believe to a subsequent level.
“Our plan idea was to pull a bounds of VR record to uncover what a roller outing feels like from a first-person perspective,” pronounced Steele, Rapid VR co-director. “I’m vehement to share this. It’s flattering implausible meaningful my mom can now believe roving a 20-foot wave.” 
Fans can suffer a full Jeep® Sessions: A Surfing Journey in 360° believe in a following formats:

  • 360° videos: Watch full videos on WSL.TV/JeepVR. Fans can watch around headset, desktop or mobile.
  • Custom App Experience: The energetic Jeep® Sessions: Surfing in 360° app can be downloaded around iTunes, Google Play, Daydream, or Oculus Gear VR App Stores.


A Look Inside a Jeep® Sessions: A Surfing Journey in 360°
Jeep code Ambassadors Smith and Manuel were vehement to share their tour to find unusual waves. The fan-favorite surfers have competed on a WSL Championship Tour given 2010 and 2012, respectively. Smith finished in a Top 5 in 2017, and Manuel is approaching to have a dermatitis year in 2018 after a clever finish in 2017.
“This was a special plan to be a partial of, and we am vehement for a universe to believe a tour with us,” pronounced Smith. “It is implausible to see all a creation that goes in behind-the-scenes to move to life such a singular viewpoint of a surfing experience. When you’re surfing, many people only see a endgame, though it’s a whole tour to find good waves with a friend. When we do, it’s a best feeling in a world.”
Fans have a choice to select to try in Smith’s all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler or Manuel’s Jeep Renegade. Filmed on a island of Oahu, both a Jeep Wrangler and Renegade demonstrated a Jeep brand’s mythological 4×4 capability and stylish pattern in an off-road tour by timberland turf and pleasing beaches.
“I adore that everybody can go on whichever tour they wish in this VR experience,” pronounced Manuel. “It’s a win-win for a spectator visually either they go with me in a Jeep Renegade, or Jordy in a Jeep Wrangler, as we go off-roading to try a pleasing view in Hawaii and find these unusual waves to share with a world.”
Within a app experience, viewers also have several points of choice presented by Sunny Garcia, Hawaiian surfing kingship who has scoured each in. of a island, that impact a account and outcome in opposite endings, including an choice where all a featured surfers share waves together.
Surf fans all over a universe can believe Jeep® Sessions: Surfing in 360° during WSL events via a year, including Oi Rio Pro, Corona Bali Pro, Corona Open J-bay, Surf Ranch Open, Vans US Open of Surfing, Quiksilver Pro France, MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal, Billabong Pipe Masters, and Hawaii Women’s Pro.
The multi-year partnership between a Jeep code and a WSL, which renewed during a start of a 2017 season, allows a Jeep code to daub into a forlorn adventure, rival play and athleticism of surfing. The Jeep code is a central and disdainful tellurian automotive partner of a WSL Championship Tour and a fixing rights partner to a WSL Jeep Leader Tour Rankings for a men’s and women’s Championship Tour.
For some-more information, check out WorldSurfLeague.com.
About Rapid VR
Rapid Films is a rarely awarded, full-service prolongation association formulating pioneering film, 360° video, VR and AR content. With offices in Australia, USA and Switzerland, Rapid has constructed a crowd of award-winning general commercials and some of a many noticed 360° VR practice ever created, with over 75 million views online. A multiple of peculiarity filmmaking, enchanting narrative, and customised engineering ensures a repute as world-famous innovative storytellers.
About WSL
The World Surf League (WSL) is dedicated to celebrating a world’s best surfing on a world’s best waves by a accumulation of best-in-class assembly platforms. WSL has been championing a world’s best surfing given 1976, annually using in additional of 180 tellurian events opposite a Men’s and Women’s Championship Tours, a Big Wave Tour, Qualifying Series, Junior and Longboard Championships, as good as a WSL Big Wave Awards. WSL possesses a low appreciation for a sport’s abounding birthright while compelling progression, creation and opening during a top levels, and in doing so, crowns a undisputed universe champions in Men’s, Women’s opposite all groups within a tours.
About Jeep Brand
Built on some-more than 75 years of mythological heritage, Jeep is a authentic SUV with class-leading capability, craftsmanship and flexibility for people who find unusual journeys. The Jeep code delivers an open invitation to live life to a fullest by charity a full line of vehicles that continue to yield owners with a clarity of certainty to hoop any tour with confidence.

The Jeep car lineup consists of a Cherokee, Compass, Grand Cherokee, Renegade and Wrangler. To accommodate consumer direct around a world, all Jeep models sole outward North America are accessible in both left and right-hand expostulate configurations and with gasoline and diesel powertrain options.

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