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Julian Wilson combines his love for skateboarding and surfing in this brill vid from Red Bull.

He’s an avid skater but also loves to shred some waves in the ocean. Sometimes, when you have two hobbies, it’s hard to pick a favourite. But Julian’s come up with a way where he doesn’t have to make that decision. The team at Red Bull made him a floating grind rail, so he could emulate the feeling of completing a skateboard grind in the water.

It takes a lot of skill to be able to pull off a trick like this. Not only do you have the skills to control a surfboard like a skateboard, but getting the approach right can only be done by a true surf pro. It takes some time to work out just how they’re going to make the trick work. One of the biggest challenges is putting the plastic rail in the water. It needs to be slightly buoyant so that it can align with the waves in the water, but needs to be stable enough to not sink once Julian jumps on it.

Julian Wilson|Red Bull|Sports

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