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Night Surfing With LEDs Is Even Cooler Than It Sounds

Surfing is difficult enough during the day when you can actually see the waves (and sharks) coming. To do it at night, you need a big brass pair like professional surfer Aritz Aranburu. And a self-illuminating surfboard doesn't hurt.


Shot at Mundaka in Northern Spain, this Pukas board is one of only four currently in existence. Its LED strips and receiver are installed before the glassing process when the board is laminated and waterproofed. They're controlled by a remote that also selects the LED color—red, green, or blue. [PukaSurf]

Here's Juan Mari Indo, the board's inventor, discussing how his inspiration for the project:


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