Windsurfing Down a Mountain (A Snowy One!)
Until now. Teaming up with a film crew from Red Bull, Silver went to great lengths to turn his dream into reality – from shaping a dedicated board, to trekking up the mountain and spending hours on the summit, waiting for the wind to blow. The location was Rishiri Island in Japan, yes, an island in Japan, so in a strange juxtaposition of the two sports, Levi could see the ocean as he sailed down the mountain.
"What mountains and the ocean have in common is their unpredictability.” Explains Levi, “The scenery is truly beautiful, but also extremely dangerous and the conditions change every day. Every day is a brand-new adventure. But on the other hand, since each ride is a new challenge, there's this added challenging of conquering your own fear, which really helps you grow as a person.”
Check out the spectacular scenery and amazing skills shown by Levi Siver as they filmed ‘Steam Mountain’ in the the Red Bull video below.
How to Stop Your foil From Humming
One of the best things about foiling, is foiling. But one of the worst, is when your foil 'hums' at certain speeds. Good news - the fix is simple!
Would your face look like this at 50 knots?
Take a ride on the boom of Hans Kreise from the Netherlands, as he goes smoking downwind on a 50+ knot speed run.
Sean O'Brien takes to the Podium!
Australia's Sean O'Brien takes a podium spot at the Formula Windsurfing European Championships.