Video: “Nipping Shrew De Reefs” In Bermuda

January 14, 2016

A video by local windsurfer Scott Mello called “Nipping Shrew De Reefs” offers a unique view of Bermuda’s marine life and activity as he cruises around the island’s waters.

Racing on the water at high speed, the video highlights how the windsurfer enjoys everything from open waters to close encounters with others, quite literally nipping his way through obstacles when they present themselves.

The video was shot as Mr. Mello windsurfed atop a light wind board during the spring, capturing crystal clear waters, fellow windsurfers, marine life, and clear blue skies, helping to bolster Bermuda’s reputation as a prime location for ocean enjoyment.

Regarding his adventures, Mr. Mello said, “I enjoy slalom windsurfing, and myself and Dr. Neil Burnie would go out together. Sadly, when he passed, I lost a good friend who made blasting around an adventure.”

Mr. Mello said sometimes he would catch the America’s Cup sailors practicing in their small boats and “spar with them,” but if they were in their large boats he kept “his distance so not to be run over.”

Given the uniquely beautiful sights that Mr. Mello has captured while windsurfing around the island, it comes as no surprise that his footage has been shared and used by outlets including an online windsurfing magazine and even a board manufacturer.

You can follow Mr Mello’s water adventures on his website Nippingshrewdereefs.com and the Facebook page.

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  1. wahoo says:

    Awesome! Send it to BTA.

  2. Jus' Askin' says:

    A W E S O M E!!!!!

  3. William Jardim says:

    Awesome. Thanks for sharing as it brought a lot of happy memories from the time I was a “guest” on your beautiful island.

  4. Problem says:

    This is beautiful but if I were a tourist how would I know this is in Bermuda? Should do it over and capture more that could relate it to Bermuda before some crook takes parts of this and use it for there own advertising. Trust me, I know what I am talking about.

  5. Kitekid says:

    Nice Scott!!!

  6. Triangle Drifter says:

    Great video. Recognise some of my old cruising grounds in the reefs outside of the Vixen. Overtaking those fast cats & foiling dinghys is impressive too.

  7. Spanky says:

    Great shots. Love how the wind surfer holds its own against the cats and the Moth. Cut in a few aerial shots from a drone showing the windsurfers, Moths and AC guys and you have a fantastic promotional video attracting sport/recreational sailers to the island. We may not be as 4 season warm as the Caribbean but we have steady wind and lots of inshore/offshore sites for this kind of fast action activity.