Surfing on waves is tough. Kite surfing is an entirely different type of “tough”. Kite surfers have to be able to manage the board and the kite at the same time. Tricky stuff.
Leave it to gadgetry to solve this problem by having a powerful remote controlled octocopter as the engine. This 8-blade RC copter is pulling a board surfer along at some pretty impressive speeds.
The copter they are using in this video is a Freefly System Alta 8 ($18,000). Ouch. The Alta 8 is typically used for flying around professional video equipment.
Video of this drone surfer after the break.