silver arrow of the seas by mercedes-benz: surfboard with built-in telemetry
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feb 06, 2014
silver arrow of the seas by mercedes-benz: surfboard with built-in telemetry


mercedes-benz AMG develops surfboard with built-in telemetry system for big-wave rider garrett mcnamara
all images © BBDO portugal with permission

 

 

 

in BBDO portugal’s most recent work for mercedes-benz, the creative agency set out to promote big wave rider garrett mcnamara’s sponsorship to help challenge the massive wave breaks at nazaré north canyon in the north of portugal. since mercedes-benz officially supports mcnamara with vehicles only on the road, BBDO proposed for the german luxury brand to provide him with official vehicles also in the ocean, specifically a surfboard deemed as the ‘silver arrow of the seas’. for the first time, technicians, engineers and designers at mercedes-benz AMG in stuttgart developed a surfboard with a telemetry system: a transmitter inside garrett’s wetsuit measures his surfing performance. the board was created specifically for garrett mcnamara’s trademark riding style and tailored for catching big waves.

 

to see how mcnamara’s handled portugal’s latest storm in nazaré, see the video after the gallery:

mercedes-benz designs AMG surfboard for big-wave rider garrett mcnamara in nazaré

 the board was designed to challenge the massive wave breaks at nazaré north canyon in the north of portugal

mercedes-benz designs AMG surfboard for big-wave rider garrett mcnamara in nazaré

the ‘silver arrow of the seas’ features a built-in telemetry system capable of measuring surfing performance

mercedes-benz designs AMG surfboard for big-wave rider garrett mcnamara in nazaré

 the project by BBDO brought technicians, engineers and designers at mercedes-benz to design a high-tech surfboard

mercedes-benz designs AMG surfboard for big-wave rider garrett mcnamara in nazaré

the board was created specifically for garrett mcnamara’s trademark riding style and tailored for catching big waves

 

north canyon surf on february 2, 2014

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