Wednesday, January 19, 2011

surfing on a wintertime atlantic



























standing on the boardwalk in longbeach last saturday, I noticed what I thought was a kite in the sky until I looked over to see there was a man attached to it while surfing! it was hard not to watch him, a few times he became airborne (with the help of his giant kite) as he navigated the rough waves. have you ever heard of people surfing in such cold weather? I am sure we could all agree this qualifies him as being the adventurous type. if you'd like to see other representations of the letter A, or if you'd like to add your own A representation, please visit 'abc wednesday'
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happy wednesday everyone! 

14 comments:

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I see these same type of kite surfers at Plumb Beach in Brooklyn! They usually wear wet suits which keep the covered body pretty warm but it still must be cold on the feet and hands. They have to be young :)

Channal said...

Ironmen! Beautiful view... but it must be very cold!

Warm Hug... Anna

Kay L. Davies said...

Pat's right. They wouldn't do it without wetsuits, no way. Too exciting for me, however.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» frequently sees these brave souls <a href="http://bayphoto.blogspot.com/2009/07/icarus.html>parasailing off of Albany Point</a>, but no doubt even in winter, the water is warmer here than where you got this shot!
BRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!

Bibi said...

I guess you get a thrill from that, but all I can see is COLD! But I bet it is fun.

Roger Owen Green said...

airborne in the Atlantic. ACK! But could be fun - for others...

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Lois said...

Does not look like fun to me!

Daryl said...

Awesome shot!

Alan said...

I hope he avoided those rocks! That's a great photo.

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Stacy said...

I'd love to be that man about now. It is so cold here with snow. I am ready for an ocean trip!

Tumblewords: said...

Thanks for an awesome photo - it made me realize how lucky I am to be dry and inside today. :)

Alexa said...

Great capture! When you're obsessed, you're obsessed! He'd probably love to be surfing somewhere a lot warmer, but . . .

Troy - ABC Wednesday Team said...

It was 10 degrees at my home today. I can't even imagine getting anywhere near water!

What a fun way to kick of this round. Awesome pic.

On behalf of the ABC Wednesday team, thank you for participating. We are looking forward to this next year, and hope to see you back each week.