Lake Taupo

A kitesurfer was severely injured after a crashing into the shoreline rocks of the Lake Taupo, in New Zealand.

Byron Smith, a 25-year-old barman, suffered severe head gashes and was induced in coma, at the Waikato Hospital.

The kitesurfer was enjoying his time with a friend when a abrupt rush of wind slammed him to the nearby rocks. There were almost ten kiteboarders in the water.

Smith had the necessary kitesurfing experience for the actual weather conditions.