This was sponsored by Red Bull which states:
"Respect for the environment was a priority from the beginning of this project! The team has assured that the plants and wildlife have neither been damaged nor disturbed at any time during the project. All agreements have been made together with the locals and under respect of their traditions and culture."
To promote their Snapdragon processors, Qualcomm used 130 HTC One smartphones to build this contraption that they qualified of 'ultimate smartphone photobooth'.
While watching the footage he got from his GoPro, the surfer noticed he had at some point been quite close to a great white shark without knowing it.
Maybe the dolphin saved his life..