Filming Locations Guide: Where was Point Break filmed?

Where was Point Break filmed
Posted by Ra Moon
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 is back, in a remake where the action is going to be expanded also to wingsuit flying, BASE jumping, snowboarding, free rock climbing, and motorcycling.

These sports aren't only sports, they are very dangerous things to do. And for the movie they are not executed by 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!

The filming locations of this new Point Break are also not short of superlatives: From the jungle in Venezuela and Mexico, to the surfing Mecca of Tahiti and Hawaii, not forgetting the landscapes and mountain highs in Switzerland, Austria, and Italy. Counting all the places, including some minor locations, the movie was filmed in up to 11 different countries:

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 in the planet. The Desperados movie was shot in the nearby state of Hidalgo. We have all the locations in our report where was Desperados filmed?
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 of 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



Check this video out: This place has become a popular destination for tourists and extreme sports enthusiasts.


Walenstadt Switzerland
The town of Walenstadt and the Churfirsten mountain range in Switzerland are also a world class destination for BASE jumping in 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. Image by Patrick Nouhailler


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 the 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 the legendary big wave break called Jaws), and in 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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