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DroneRise – Yuneec’s Mantis Q, Litchi and a drone video from Nazaré, Portugal

Good morning, here’s the news you may have missed with news about the Yuneec Mantis Q a drone we should be reviewing for you shortly. Furthermore, we have a substantial update of the Litchi app for you. And lastly, have you ever wondered what it would be like to get caught by one of the monster waves that (some) people surf in Nazaré, Portugal? Well, then you have to see this video in which Marcelo Luna explain what happened when he got caught by one. Scary stuff for sure!

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Today’s video

In today’s video, we not only get to see some amazing drone footage of the big waves that are surfed at Nazaré, Portugal, but also the story of surfer Marcelo Luna as gets caught by one of these monsters during the infamous session of November 8, 2017, a day otherwise known as “The Big Wednesday”.

“I realized that I almost died”, Marcelo told the filmmakers, the local Drone Team “Máquina Voadora”, in an interview, “one more wave, maybe, and I think I would be knocked out. It was hardcore… it was the worst situation I’ve ever experienced in Nazaré, I’m blessed to be alive” he added.

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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 or @hayekesteloo