Hurricanes bring gusty winds and when that opportunity arises, windsurfer Tinho Dornellas, 55, of Calema Windsurfing in Merritt Island, gears up and makes a bee-line for the Banana River in Brevard County.
"The storm's approaching and we’re feeling it already," Dornellas said.
As Hurricane Sandy churned off the Florida coast, a small group of die-hard sailors brought their windsurfing boards and sails to Kelly Park. Windsurfing is a watersport that combines the elements of surfing and sailing.
"It's a thrill and challenge of being at the absolute limits," Dornellas said.
You can ride along in this personal point-of-view video as Dornellas skims across the surface of the Banana River at speeds up to 35 mph.
Dornellas has a real passion for the sport. "Awwww, this is one thing that is close to my heart. You're out there, it's a silent sport. The wind is there for you and you are mastering all the elements. It's a sport for a lifetime."
Hold on, as you get a unique perspective of this extreme sport.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun