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Surf's Up for Virtual Reality on FacebookThe team at GoPro is launching a new 360-degree video on Facebook: Tahiti Surf VR.

Landing yesterday, the video is getting ample buzz today.

If you’re not familiar, Facebook users can experience the content in News Feed on Android and iOS devices, and on the web. The video followed an announcement earlier in the day from Facebook that the social network will now support 360-degree videos on iOS devices.

“360 video is a completely new experience because you can move the camera around,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted Thursday. “This opens new ways of sharing experiences and makes you feel like you’re part of what you’re watching. It’s a step towards even more immersive experiences.”

To boot, Anthony Walsh and Matahi Drollet are bringing Facebook users inside some of the biggest barrels Tahiti has to offer in full 360-degrees.

The amazing spherical content was shot with a sweet six-camera spherical rig announced earlier this year by GoPro.

“Tahiti Surf VR is the latest in a series of GoPro 360-degree videos created and shared exclusively on Facebook,” the company says.” First announced in September, people on Facebook have enjoyed a variety of immersive experiences from the vantage point of GoPro, including Moto VR with Ronnie Renner and Ski VR with Chris Davenport and Julia Mancuso.”

Best of all? Viewers don’t need a headset to access the new GoPro videos on Facebook.

Wanna check them out? Visit GoPro’s Facebook Page here.


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