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Surfers Set The Sea on Fire With Flares

Professional surfers Bruce Irons and Sam McIntosh came up with a simple trick that makes surfers, who are usually already fun to watch, look like flaming wrathful ancient Japanese or Hindu gods.

When McIntosh suggested that Irons strap flares to his surf board, Irons was skeptical. However, the stunt was successful – the flares on Irons’ board reflect off of the water around him, silhouette his form and light the wave up from the inside when he rides within its tube, making for an other-worldly sight. The video was uploaded back in 2011, but has found renewed interest after Reddit users began circulating parts of the video that had been converted into animated .gif images.

The stunt certainly looks cool, but some commenters pointed out this could be potentially dangerous – many sharks hunt at night, and the flares could attract their attention. Flare surfers might look like surfing birthday cakes to them.

Source: (via mymodernmet)

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  • Chris Ralph Cruz

    hahaa! nicely said ^^

  • Jegor Menkov

    Этот чувак – олицетворение свободы,а авторы просто завидуют ему;) Заголовок в топку:)))

  • Yvette Gilbert

    Ian Mitchinson

  • Nicki Piek

    Peter Piek

  • Jeanelle Sebastian

    Erika Rafael Steven Allen Balagot kinda coooooooool

  • Micky Mau

    Katy Petr

    • Katy Petr


  • Mark C N Sullivan

    Tori Rasche

  • Martijn van Eijkelenborg

    Ocean polluting nonsense and nothing to do with what surfing is about.

  • Björn Skytt

    Fiachra Cunningham Fredrik Knutsen

  • Ivan Ponomarev

    Dima Lydkhov

  • Joel Emmett

    Lights at night? Great way to attract fish, like… sharks.

  • Lukas S.

    It’s Toa Tahu!

Date posted: Sep 17th, 2013
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