We humans can never sit still and manage to find new ways to entertain ourselves with each passing day. So yes, Drone Surfing Systems are a thing now and you really shouldn’t be surprised at how awesome it looks.
Drone surfing is a brainchild of a company called Freefly Systems. They produce top-shelf aerial drones that carry movie equipment and cameras.
Apart from possessing multiple features that any amateur and professional filmmaker will find useful, their drones can carry a surprising amount of payload.
To show off exactly how powerful these drones can be, drone surfing has emerged. In the viral video you can see one of their drones, ALTA 8, tow a surfer through shallow (and not so shallow) waters.
It looks incredibly fun, for sure. But knowing how often aerial drones end up in a water, you can’t help but keep your fingers crossed for the duration of the video. Don’t worry, both the drone and the surfer seem to be fine.
So if you have spare $17,000, you can try out drone surfing for yourself. This may not sound appealing but, hey, Freefly Systems have definitely impressed us with their towing power.