Drone Surfing: No Wind Needed

Is this the future? A toe rope, board, and one heck of a beefed-up drone make for an intriguing new sport.

The Freefly Alta 8 is an industrial work (and play) octocopter with enough muscle to tow a rider across a lake.

The 13-pound drone was designed for professional cinematography, but kite boarders might find it a substitute for a stiff breeze.

If you’re thinking of taking up the new sport, start saving now, The Alta 8 will set you back over $17,000.