This Feels Like the Back to the Future Hoverboard in Real Life

By Omar Kardoudi on at

Watch legendary surfer Laird Hamilton zoom over huge waves in Raglan, New Zealand. He is using a foilboard, a surf board with an underwater hydrofoil that makes it rise above the surface when it reaches certain speed.

Hamilton was the first person to use Mike Mack's foil board invention with a jet ski, but here you can see it working with no propulsion other than the ocean itself.

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