Thursday, December 15, 2011

Daisy Hasselhoof?

I went windsurfing with my GoPro camera this afternoon, but apparently I didn't mash mash the shutter button hard enough with my gloves, because I filmed exactly nothing. D'oh! Actually, that may be a good thing for you blog readers, because I'll take the opportunity to post a video more entertaining than any I might have produced myself. From the windsurfing magazine website, here is a speedsailing session on the English seashore:

MOOsters of speed from k4 fins on Vimeo.

This is the first time I have ever:

A) Seen a windsurfer do chop-hops, jibes, and freestyle on a speedboard.
B) Seen a cow windsurf.

The sailing venue looks cool, too, with that uber-flat water. But I wonder if the speedsters ever mess up and smack into the rock retaining wall. Yikes!


boardsurfr said...

Great find, James! I think that cow sailed faster than the fastest windsurfer in the US on

Johnny Douglass said...

Where the heck did he have his camera attached?

James Douglass said...

Boardsurfr- Yep, that cow had SKILLS.

Dad- The camera was attached to a stiff wand projecting diagonally upward from the back of his harness.

Frank said...

Great film. The water looks good and he had a few friends to sail with. Those cows around my board would have made me very nervous. Here in Texas farms have huge dents in there trunks from cows bumping them.

Lisa St. Clair said...

That was awesome. It took me a bit to figure out where the camera was placed--I wonder if he made that harness to hold the cam?