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While Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc across the northeast U.S., kitesurfers on the Florida coast took advantage of the storm's waves and high winds to shoot this intense video. There are many smart reasons to avoid paddling out during a storm (especially the risk of putting rescue workers in danger), so hopefully this crew played it safe. The video was created by Matthew Blew and Oliver Berlic

For more videos by Oliver Berlic, visit his Vimeo channel

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Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.
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