Australian Windsurfing

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John Rohde
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Australian Windsurfing

Australian Windsurfing
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on a sweltering summer day

... I'm Windsurfing through a plasma heat wave driven by the solar wind.

My craft is constructed in the latest diamond plasma alloy for ultimate stiffness while surfing across the interplanetary gravity waves. The deck-grip is the latest biotech discovery out of the Orion Nebula - a living symbiotic organism that anchors my feet to the board.

On planting my feet on the deck, the organism quickly moves to cover my entire body in a thin layer. The resulting support suit reinforces the body and all joints against the rigors of the ride. It protects me from the cold between the stars, yet is sensitive enough to let me feel the changes in the wind and waves that caress my craft ...

© John Rohde 1997