Video & pictures: thrill seeking wake boarder flirts with waterspout

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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,, 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.

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