Behind the Scenes with JayByrd Films & Ben Groen | Epic Barefoot Shoot

Go behind the scenes with legendary drone pilot JayByrd Films (Jay Christensen) and World Champion Barefoot Water Skier Ben Groen on this epic over-the-water FPV drone shoot for MISSION Boat Gear.

Ben Groen's unworldly barefoot skills were on full display – captured by the one and only JayByrd at speeds, angles, and frame rates never-before-seen. The day was full of surprises including a few unplanned drone splashes, but when we ran the footage it was well worth it.

Originally from New Zealand, Ben Groen now lives in Florida where he is a professional barefoot waterskier and coach. He was absolutely fearless, attempting stunts that were both jaw-dropping and (as our lawyer would like to clearly state) not to be attempted or recreated.

Special thanks to Drone Op and Filmmaker Jay Christensen (JayByrd Films) who came with more drones than we could count and a contagious "let's send it fam" attitude.

Did you miss the original video? Watch Epic Barefoot Water Skiing Captured by Drone | Ben Groen Teams Up with FPV Legend JayBryd

Drone Op - JayByrd Films
Director - Noah Ferche
Drone Racer/Assistant - Cody Anderson
Boat Driver - Josh McKenzie
Professional Barefoot Water Skier - Ben Groen