Watch glorious footage of foiling with an umbrella

Shared a year ago by Pryde Club Mauritius, who can resist this throwback?

Dmitry Evseev runs the kitesurfing and surfing school located in La Gaulette, overlooking the Indian Ocean.

After witnessing the explosion of hand-held sails, Evseev decided to try something different.

“I spotted a rider on a foil board, and he was holding an inflatable wing. So, my first thought was: ‘I wonder if an ordinary umbrella would work?'” Dmitry told Surfer Today.

Without further ado, Evseev grabbed a red umbrella, picked up his favourite foil board and went.

To gain enough speed to ride away, the intrepid wind and wave rider hooked a wake rope to his harness and asked a kiteboarding friend for a hand with the water start.

As soon as both riders were cruising fast enough, Evseev let go of the handle, opened the magical umbrella, and started gliding all by himself across the transparent waters of Mauritius.

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