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Olympian rides down the River Thames on ‘flying surfboard’

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Hate taking public transport in London? Well there may be a new way for you travel across the capital, and it comes with amazing views.

Olympian snowboarder Aimee Fuller has taken on the dramatic challenge of flying down the River Thames on a ‘flying surfboard’.

Aimee surfed the river for over eight miles on an ‘eFoil’ as part of a PR launch by luxury watchmakers and manufacturers TAG Heuer.

The stunt, which floated past Battersea Power Station, the Houses of Parliament and MI6, saw Aimee became the first woman to ever ride the iconic Thames stretch on an e-foil.


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eFoil works courtesy of a hydrofoil powered by an electric propeller which creates lift allowing surfers to catch even the smallest waves.

Whilst made to look effortless by the Olympic athlete, eFoils can reach up to 35 miles per hour so you might struggle to use one to get to work on the other side of the Thames.

Aimee said the ride hadn’t been easy, having trained hard for the stunt, but that if you find ‘that perfect equilibrium, stance and point, the board literally cuts through the water and it feels like you’re flying.’

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Your Local Guardian:

“We are delighted to support the new Aquaracer Professional 300 launch with Aimee’s bold challenge today on the Thames; it is the perfect expression of TAG Heuer’s passion for high performance extreme sports,” explained Rob Diver, TAG Heuer Managing Director – UK and Ireland.

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