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The Inertia

Keahi de Aboitiz has such an easy style about him on the water. That’s probably my favorite way to refer to his surfing. Nonchalant precision shaped by the million different pieces of equipment he likes to ride.

So, not to take anything away from Keahi, but this 60-second view he captured his elegant riding from is certainly noteworthy. Keahi is playing around with a new gimbal from a company called Noir Matter. The stabilized view from the kite perch makes the wave he’s on look so fun. Hard to imagine getting a view like that if you didn’t have kite strings.

Or Keahi’s outlandish ability, which you can see more of in Dreamland:



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