This is incredible. Unlike the shark attracting light suits of Tron surfing or the glowing outline of night skiers, seeing a wakeboarder with a light board is like seeing Picasso with a paintbrush. The tricks the wakeboarders pull makes for a visually magnetic picture. It's like painting rainbows!

The delicious eye candy of these photographs were made for Red Bull's photography contest Red Bull Illume. Photographer and light painter Patrick Rochon and Snap! Orlando got wakeboarders Mike Dowdy, Adam Errington and Dallas Friday to ride a wakeboard filled with LEDs at night as he captured the beautiful photos. Just look at them:

Night Wakeboarding with Light Boards Paints Gorgeously Mesmerizing Pictures

Night Wakeboarding with Light Boards Paints Gorgeously Mesmerizing Pictures

Night Wakeboarding with Light Boards Paints Gorgeously Mesmerizing Pictures

One of those things where photographs looks better than real life. [Red Bull Illume via Colossal]