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Flyboarding: The next wave in water sports

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Summer may be over, but in San Diego we are definitely not defined by seasons.

Remember the hoverboard in "Back to the Future?" Flyboarding is kind of like that. Only instead of air, you have the power of propelled water through a jet ski.

"There's been a lot of celebrities wanting to do this kind of thing -- Leonardo De Caprio, Vin Diesel, Tom Cruise has his own one too," Aquatic Aviation co-owner Andrew Hickey said.

Move over Tom Cruise. It's time to show the boys how flyboarding gets done. Your feet are strapped to a board which is attached through a 55-foot hose to a jet ski.

Fly as high as thirty feet if you dare. This sport is an eye catcher.

"When you're on the flyboard it's easier to balance because you're on your feet. This is the next generation of water jetpacks, this is better because you can do more tricks; for instance, we can submerge better and do back flips," Hickey said.

It's important to be a responsible operator. Don't flyboard next to fishermen, moving boats and don't chase marine mammals. The only thing I could chase is my own tail.

"We get some seals around, they just like to come out to say hello and have fun. In fact they're actually intrigued by it. They come to say hello to us which is fun too cause you're out there in nature having a good time, but we haven't bothered any animals whatsoever," Hickey said.

On any given day you can catch Andrew and his crew teaching newbies how to fly in San Diego Bay. If I can do it, anyone can.

Some of the footage in this video report was shot using a GoPro camera.

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