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The Inertia

The foil craze continues to garner more converts by the day. The feeling of riding a wave on a hydrofoil-equipped surfboard has been compared to snowboarding in powder. “It feels like you’re surfing on a cloud,” say foil devotees.

Plus, as foil aficionado Kai Lenny himself has often demonstrated, the foil also requires very little surf to get moving. And in some cases no surf to speak of, making stunts like this possible.

The narrow body of water transported via centuries-old European aqueduct is apparently just wide enough and just deep enough to navigate a hydrofoil through. Which is what led Frenchman Philippe Caneri to give this a whirl – effectively surfing hundreds of feet in the air while cars pass beneath him. Not exactly for the neophyte nor the faint of heart.


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