Filming Locations Guide: Where was Point Break filmed?

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Do you remember the gang of bank robbers and crazy surfers, played by Patrick Swayze and the undercover FBI agent Keanu Reeves? The cult film of 1991 was back in 2015, where the filming locations were not short of superlatives.

This new Point Break was filmed from the jungles of Venezuela and Mexico to the surfing Meccas of Tahiti and Hawaii, not forgetting the landscapes and imposing mountain highs of Switzerland, Austria, and Italy.

Counting all the places, including some minor locations, the movie was recorded in a total of 11 different countries.

Where was Point Break filmed
In this remake, the action was also expanded to wingsuit flying, BASE jumping, snowboarding, free rock climbing, and motorcycling. These sports aren't only sports, they are very dangerous things to do.

For the movie, these scenes are not executed by regular stuntmen, but by the best athletes from all over the world in each of these extreme disciplines. This way, a series of ultimate ordeals (as they are called in the film), are integrated into a story that gives continuity to the movie.

So don't be surprised, if at some (break) point, the plot becomes secondary. Just enjoy these incredible performances, as they are for real!

Point Break Waterfall
Adrenaline runs high in the Angel Falls, the world's highest waterfall, located in Venezuela.

The characters are free climbing this tropical wonder, with a height of 3,212 feet.
Image by Diagonal Uno

BASE jumping Cave of Swallows
Can you see these holes far away in the ground? The goal is to dive into the pit known as the Cave of Swallows.
Image courtesy of Alcon Entertainment

Cave of Swallows rim
Located near the magic town of Aquismón in the Mexican state of San Luis Potosí, the Cave of Swallows is considered one of the biggest and most beautiful vertical caves on the planet.

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Image by Edgar Garcia

Parachuting inside the cave
In the Cave of the Swallows could fit the Eiffel Tower: It's shaped like a bottle.

The outer opening has an expansion of only 200 feet in diameter, while the base of the cave is three times wider. The depth of the pit has more than 1,200 feet.
Image courtesy of Alcon Entertainment

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Walenstadt Switzerland
The town of Walenstadt and the Churfirsten mountain range in Switzerland are also world-class destinations for BASE jumping in a wingsuit.
Image by Jean-Louis Pitteloud

Wingsuit jump Location
This breathtaking natural setting in the Churfirsten range is completed by Lake Walen at the bottom of the valley.
Image courtesy of Alcon Entertainment

Churfirsten The Crack

Look at the break in the hillside in the middle of the photo: These guys flew into this narrow gorge known as The Crack.

Base-jumping The Crack
To film this complex and dangerous sequence for Point Break, the team repeated the jump up to 60 times.
Image courtesy of Alcon Entertainment

Point Break house
In Austria, das Steinhaus (the stone house) of Günther Domenig near Lake Ossiacher (in Carinthia), was used to shoot some sequences.
Image by Calin Chiorean and Alcon Entertainment

Point Break drehorte
Hall in Tirol is a village also in Austria, but in the film is doubling as the Italian town of Tofana. Here were filmed some rather relaxed action scenes.
Image courtesy of Alcon Entertainment

Snowboarding in Italy
We move to Aosta valley (Italy), in the area not far from the iconic Mont Blanc, for some crazy snowboarding.

According to a local newspaper, the movie was filmed between Valgrisenche (Aiguille de la Grande Sassière) and Courmayeur (Petit Mont Blanc, glacier Lex Blanches, glacier La Brenva and Punta Helbronner.

Point Break 2 Filming Locations
Still in Italy, we move to the easternmost side of the Alps to visit the Dolomites near Cortina d’Ampezzo.
Image courtesy of Alcon Entertainment

Lagazuoi range
In the previous image, at the right behind the actors, you can recognize the unique shape of the Lagazuoi mountain.
Image by Apetitu

Falzarego Pass panoramic road
The production crew was also shooting in the area of the Falzarego Pass panoramic road.
Image courtesy of Alcon Entertainment

bikes chase scene
Here takes place a chase scene with motorcycles.
Image by Masa Sakano

Motocross scene
The other shocking sequence including bike riding was performed in a barren landscape called Swing Arm City, near Caineville, Utah.
Image courtesy of Alcon Entertainment

Top American motocross racing spot
The film director, Ericson Core, said that this place is the Holy Grail of American motocross racing.
Image by Dan Hobley

Surfing shoot in the Jaws
The chosen locations for the surf sequences were Peahi Maui in Hawaii (where is located the legendary big-wave break called Jaws), and in the village of Teahupo'o, on the island of Tahiti (French Polynesia).

Two helicopters were surfing the waves, recording takes for Point Break.

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1 comment:

1- Anonymous - Nov 26, 2021, 8:57 PM
All this stuff is pretty cool, thanks for that.


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