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Video & pictures: thrill seeking wake boarder flirts with waterspout

Robert Vegas was wake boarding in in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Grand Isle, Louisiana when he spotted this waterspout.

Vegas, who owns a wake boarding business in Grand Isle (Wake Side Cable Park, wakeside.net), says he couldn’t pass up the opportunity to say he had been kite boarding with the weather phenomenon.

A waterspout is a tornado that stays over water and never hits land.