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Los Cabos Magazine #37 - Summer 2014

Soar above the Sea Some of Los Cabos’ most memorable water-based activities don’t involve masks and fins, dive tanks, surfboards, or fishing rods. Instead, these aerial adventures—FlyBoarding, parasailing, and motorized hang gliding— allow visitors to soar over the local waters at heights that range from a few feet to a few hundred. Each offers new perspectives on the area, tantalizing glimpses at familiar local landmarks like Lover’s Beach and Land’s End from unusual and often breathtaking angles. FlyBoarding is a relatively new phenomenon, but one that has exploded in popularity in recent years. French water ski champion Franky Zapata invented the concept in 2011, and for the uninitiated, it basically involves a board attached to a pair of boots and also to what looks like a long length of fire hose. The other end of the hose is attached to a wave runner, and revving the throttle sends a pressurized burst of water through the hose, allowing the person who is in the boots to rise from the sea like some aquatic god, or comic book superhero. Cabo Flyboard (624-143-0146) was the first to bring the sport to Cabo San Lucas, and adrenaline junkies need only to watch a brief training video and pick up a helmet and life jacket at the office before commencing aerial exploits above the waters off Médano Beach. FlyBoarders can get big air by controlling speed and direction with their feet, twisting and turning and even doing flips up to 35 feet above the Sea of Cortés.—with additional reporting by Ashley Alvarado. �� SUMMER 2014 | LOS CABOS MAGAZINE 43 Loso Cutadoboorss


Los Cabos Magazine #37 - Summer 2014
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