You know how you’ve always wanted to surf the wake behind a really big floatplane? But not just any floatplane — a very specific plane? A 1951 Grumman Albatross? Well, this dude beat you to your dream.
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Sure, it costs lord knows how much in gas, and pumps untold amounts of fumes into what looks like an otherwise pristine natural environment. But what does that matter when dreams are being realized? Look out, wavepools.
1951 Grumman Albatross Flying Boat surfing is already what’s next.There’s not a whole lot in the way of details from this video uploaded by Flying Boat. All we really know is the sea plane is a 1951 Grumman Albatross that the surfer tows behind.
The 1951 Grumman Albatross, its quite possibly the most bad ass flying boat ever built. What’s the difference between a flying boat and a float plane? If it’s got a hull and wings, it’s a flying boat.