DroneRise – Byron Bay, Al Qaeda recruiter killed and $80M worth of iPhones smuggled by drone

Good morning, today we have an awesome short video showing one the best surf spots in Australia as well as news about a top Al Qaeda recruiter killed by an American drone and $80 million worth of iPhones smuggled from Hong Kong by drone. Grab your coffee and jump in!

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Today’s video

Today’s video was shot by Liam Riley and shows one of Australia’s best surf spots, Byron Bay. The short film was shot on a Phantom 2 with a GoPro Hero 4 Black Edition in 4k. Here’s what Liam had to say about the video:

“During the summer month of January, Gabi and I went up to Byron Bay for a get away and took the drone. The swell was building all week and there were some super fun rides down at the Pass. But the Pass will always be the Pass when there are decent waves, people dropping in left right and centre, you can even see a chick take out another bloke on her wrap around. Still its awesome fun to film and good to see guys like Dave Rastovich out there having a blast.”


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Haye Kesteloo is the Editor in Chief and Main Writer at DroneDJ, where he covers all drone related news and writes product reviews. He also contributes to the other sites in the 9to5Mac group such as; 9to5Mac, 9to5Google, 9to5Toys and Electrek. Haye can be reached at haye@dronedj.com or @hayekesteloo