Check out this story about a new recreational sport for Anna Maria Island residents and visitors. “Horse surfing” is a test of balance you may want to try.

By ALAN DELL – Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Published: Monday, September 14, 2009 at 1:00 a.m.

BRADENTON – The latest craze in the world of surfing does not require a board or big waves.

What is needed, however, is a tall horse, a calm bay, and balance and fortitude on the part of the surfer.

It is called “horse surfing,” and if the “surfer” can remain standing upright on a horse’s back as it navigates through the calm waters of Palma Sola Bay in Manatee County, patrons of the new sport say, the experience can be just as exciting as riding a board atop a monstrous wave.

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