Washington-based drone manufacturers ‘Freefly Systems’ just invented dronesurfing and it looks amazing! The drone used in towing the surfer is the model ALTA 8 by FreeFly Systems. You can buy one at around $18,000.
Here’s the Dronesurfing Video:
Posted by Drone Psychos on Wednesday, September 21, 2016
With that hefty price tag, Dronesurfing looks to be one really expensive hobby to be in. Don’t even think about strapping in your Phantom or Yuneec 4K to try this, even the just-released GoPro Karma is not designed for this kind of load.
The top-of-the-line drone models, Tornado H920 by Yuneec and the Matrice 600 Drone by DJI was built to be tough, but again, I think it is not meant to carry a load as heavy as a surfer. If any of you have these drones, would you try dronesurfing?
Could #DroneSurfing be a brand-new sport or could this just be a fad? For now, I’ll stick with flying and taking videos and pictured using my drone until I can afford the ALTA 8 drone by FreeFly System.