It's because of smart video edits like the one produced by Michael Veltman that bodyboarding thrives as a popular water sport.
That said, we should also praise the rider; the performer who worked the camera angles, and pulled stunning moves a few inches away from the camera lens.
Tristan Roberts is not a newcomer to the bodyboarding world. In 2016, the South African finished the APB World Tour season in eighth place. Roberts, who has already won both the Cave Rock and Tand Invitationals, is someone you should definitely follow.
Recently, he received a call to embark on a weekend surf trip on his country's west coast. The result of a few epic sessions was poured into "Felicity."
"It's not often you get to surf this alone with the best guys around shooting you and cheering you into the next one. This is a video I'm really happy with. It will stick with me for the rest of my life," explained Roberts.
The slab's name and location were not revealed, but this high-performance wave machine launched the South African star into the skies, and deep into the barrel.