Steinlager follows Trubridge to the bottom – and back again

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DDB & Steinlager have released a nailbiting new 4mins 47secs video that shows the entire duration of Kiwi freediver William Trubridge’s attempt to set a new record of 102m in the Bahamas. It climaxes in a shot-from-below scene at the moment Trubridge emerges from the gloom and touches the 102m marker, and then follows him on the ascent to 20m below the surface when he reached out for the support rope, effectively abandoning the attempt.

Trubridge, who recovered quickly when he surfaced, has announced he’ll attempt the dive again next year.

He was already a global name in maritime sports, but the high-visibility Steinlager campaign’s gripping video footage has taken him to a far wider audience – in NZ at least, where almost overnight he’s become a household name.

This video was shot by Hollywood-based Yaptone Media.




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