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Freefly Systems, a Seattle-area company that makes toys for drone photographers, just released a video of your new favorite sport you didn’t know existed.

Dronesurfing is kind of like wakeboarding without the wake — or the boat. Water sports fans will be instantly jealous of the video’s star, as he skids along the glassy surface without the noise of an engine or the smell of fumes.

Freefly hasn’t floated much information about the video or whether it has a strategy to bring dronesurfing to the masses. Instead, the post says, simply, “The team at Freefly closed out the summer with the introduction of a brand new sport: #DroneSurfing.”

Local photographer and CreativeLive CEO Chase Jarvis first spotted the video and posted it on his website:

I mean… I’m all for drone photography…but how about drone SURFING. It’s true. And it’s right here. Hats off to Tabb and Freefly for pushing us forward yet again.

Of course, not everyone is impressed by dronesurfing. As one YouTube commenter pointed out, in colorful language, the sport appeals to a pretty niche demographic.


Still, we wouldn’t pass up the opportunity to try it out. Maybe “friends with drones” will become the new “friends with boats.”

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