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Surfboard Lets You Surf On THE Surf

Posted: 18th Jun, 2004 By: MarkJ
To cut a long story short, Devon "shaper" Jools Matthews has made a surfboard with integrated computer and Wi-Fi, allowing you to surf the Internet while er.. surfing. No doubt the Australian shark population will appreciate the easier prey:

Chip makers Intel has commissioned the unusual surfboard as part of the free sports and music festival in North Devon to show off how technology can be brought to the sea and sand.

The board will have its maiden outing on the waves when it is used by international pro surfer Duncan Scott at the event.

"As a professional surfer, explorer, writer, film producer and world traveller, being able to communicate quickly and effectively is critical to my success," said Mr Scott, who also advised on the board's design.


We can't quite see the mass market appeal, but then most of those that would be interested probably couldn't stay upright long enough to benefit. More @ BBC News Online.
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