Watch This Striking Bird’s Eye View of Kite Surfing in Namibia

by Owen James Burke

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Yes, we know, more drones. But we couldn’t help it with this one. Screenshot from bcnDRone‘s video, “The Namibian Dream.”

Skeleton Bay, Namibia is probably one of the starkest and harshest settings humanity has endured, and there is perhaps no coastline as remote. High winds and heavy south seas bring constant swell to the desert shores, and while it’s been thoroughly surfed, sailed and photographed over the past few decades, this bird’s eye footage taken from a drone (and maybe a GoPro attached to the kite?) show the emerald waters and golden sands in an entirely new light. Still, just looking at this place makes me thirsty.

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Screenshot from bcnDRone‘s video, “The Namibian Dream.”

The outright world sailing speed record was shattered here in 2012 with a top velocity of 68 knots.

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Screenshot from bcnDRone‘s video, “The Namibian Dream.”

Thanks to Alain Jarry for sharing!

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