Monday, November 17, 2008

Blue Monday #8: Catch The Wave


"Catchin' Air I"
Atlantic Beach, NC - October 2008 (Click to embiggen)

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"Catchin' Air II"
Atlantic Beach, NC - October 2008 (Click to embiggen)

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I've heard a couple of different names for this sport "para-surfing" and "kite-boarding" to name two. Looks like it combines the aspects of windsurfing with those of paragliding. This guy was catching some pretty major air on this blustery afternoon in October. It's hard to get a sense of scale against the waves -- especially at this angle -- but my best guess is that at his highest point he had twenty feet of air between his board and the water.
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10 comments:

magiceye said...

loved the 2nd pic! caught in action beautifully!!

Smilingsal said...

Woo, not for me; I am way too wimpy! Happy Blue Monday!

Elizabeth said...

I've seen this before; it looks amazing, but I'd be too scared.

kenju said...

I'd like to think I'd try that if I were much younger, but back then, I was too much of a coward.

The blues are intense!

Envoy-ette said...

I would be crying! Bet he is having fun though! Happy Blue Monday!

Kay said...

Whatever you call it... looks like fun!

Daryl said...

Nice .......

:-Daryl

Cindy said...

That looks so scary, but the water is such a beautiful blue! Have a great week!

Coloradolady said...

Great photos. I don't think I would have the courage to even try that. I would be scared!

Have a great week. Loved your Blue Monday Post.

Grandma Faith said...

Great pictures...this is so much fun to watch, but I don't think I'd be strong enough...or brave enough to do it.