Meet The Team Who’ve Combined Drones And Surfing To Invent A Whole New Boardsport

Drones aren't just for top-down shots of Slaters magnificent dome

Photo: YouTube / Freefly Systems

We often see new innovations in surfing and, generally speaking, it elicits the same response every time: Stop fucking with surfing. Seriously, just stop it.

From double-decker boards, to laser guided boards, to invisible leashes (designed to stop you looking like a kook, and thus instantly making the wearer an über kook), to wax made from Kelly Slater’s former follicles… We’ve seen so many unovations come and go that we’ve lost count.

But then…

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While it’s nearer skim-boarding than surfing, these dudes hooked up a drone with a tow rope and, as far as we know, invented Drone Surfing.

Photo: YouTube / Freefly Systems

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Frankly – and this is no shade on the physical shape our Drone Surfing friend is in – we’re amazed the drone has the oomph to pull a fully grown adult across the surface of the water.

Maybe the drone’s super charged. Maybe the surfer’s been on a steady helium diet. Who knows? What we do know is, this looks rad, and we’re itching to give it a crack.

Maureen, set a course for the river, we’re going Drone Surfing

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