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12 wacky winter sports

By: Laura Moss on Dec. 21, 2010, 3 p.m.
person ice surfing on frozen pond

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Ice surfing

Ice surfing is considered a hybrid sport — a cross between wind surfing and ice boating. While both ice surfers and wind surfers use similar sails to glide across bodies of water, one of the big differences between the two is how fast they can go. Ice allows adventuresome surfers to sail several times faster than the wind and reach speeds of up to 70 mph, but — like windsurfing — there are no brakes.