It would seem that they wanted to film him surfing in this amazing location.
But I could tell there was an obvious clash of cultures going on.
The surfer wanted to ride the best waves and they were further out.
The film crew just wanted him to hit his marks and they were closer in to the rock.
Every time the surfer tried to catch a wave in the right place he wiped out and had to swim back out against the current to try again.