A kite surfer in Florida took what might be perceived as a life-or-death risk when he sailed over a pier in strong winds generated by Tropical Storm Debby. The event was videotaped by Jay Gartner, who maintains the footage is genuine.
"Not fake I'm the one who taped it," Gartner posted on the YouTube page. "He had done this once already and was circling for a better angle."
The footage shows the kite surfer backing off a couple of times, perhaps waiting for a strong enough gust, before launching up and over the pier.
Clearly, this was an expert at work. But imagine the consequence if the wind had suddenly stalled or shifted.