Ask the cool kids whose surf footage they dig and chances are the name Eric Sterman will be in the mix. Over the last couple of years Sterman has gained a rep as a drone maestro, combining superior flight craft and technical knowledge with an artistic eye, to deliver clips, which offer everything you might hope for from a god’s-eye-view.

Whether it’s shooting Jamie O’ in the barrel, contest footage at Pipe, or novelty North Shore clips with carefully selected sound-tracks, Eric has a knack for dropping his buzzard in the right spot and nailing the edits. Here’s five of the best from the Drone Maestro.    

We're not sure if this is Eric's co-pilot, but he looks pretty crafty.



Winter in Hawaii From Above from Eric Sterman on Vimeo.




Drone in Barrel Jamie Obrien from Eric Sterman on Vimeo.




Dronefly Volcom Pipe Pro from Eric Sterman on Vimeo.




DRONE SURFING HAWAII from Eric Sterman on Vimeo.