When Dmitry Evseev saw a wing foil at his local beach, he immediately had the idea to use an ordinary umbrella for such purposes. Sounds crazy, right? But he figured why not give it a try. The only difficulty was how to start on the water, but he found the solution.
He asked his friend, who was riding with 7m kite. Dmitry hooked a short wakeboard rope to his harness, held closed umbrella along with the handle of the rope in my hands, laid on the board and yelled to his friend: Go!
As soon as he gained the speed necessary for getting up on his hydrofoil, he jumped on the board.