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VIDEO: A smooth, wakeless and silent ride

Pushing limits is the name of the game in extreme sports, as athletes continually push themselves closer to the edge.

The hydrofoil kiteboard isn’t new, but in the hands of a world champion competitor such as Johnny Heineken, the extreme sport seems easy — and a whole lot of fun.

Hydrofoil kiteboards have a number of advantages over other types of boards, including efficiency upwind and in light winds from minimal drag as the board rises above the surface.

The ride is smooth, wakeless and silent, according to