Most normal people rush for cover when a hurricane hits and angry waves threaten to attack everything in sight.

But that isn’t the protocol for a bunch of athletes who decided to be filmed performing terrifying stunts while facing massive waves and storm-like conditions. The clip is meant to draw attention to a windsurfing contest that’s about to begin soon, but the dangers are downplayed as the footage focuses on their impressive control over the situation.

Brace yourself for almost two minutes of wonderment and disbelief as you witness flying athletes fighting a battle that’s been around forever: man versus nature.