He's Taking a Wing Above the Waves

We're always looking for new ways to ride waves," says Pete Cabrinha of his Maui, Hawaii, surf fraternity. Enter their latest obsession: kiteboarding, a hybrid, extreme sport that is a cross between windsurfing and wakeboarding. A rider is harnessed to a giant kite as he steers a board that is strapped to his feet. The allure: taking off and soaring 50 ft. above the water as you glide over the waves, then perhaps dropping in on one. If that's not enough, copy Cabrinha and invert. "When you're upside down looking up at the kite, time just stands still," he marvels.


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