Mark Zuckerberg celebrates his 37th birthday by showing off his surfing skills on $12,000 Efoil motorized board in video shared to Facebook
- Zuckerberg shared a short video to Facebook which showed him cruising across the water on the pricey surfboard
- The billionaire is believed to be spending time in Hawaii, where he just acquired more land for the price of $53 million
- Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, now own than 1,300 acres of prime real estate on the island of Kauai
Mark Zuckerberg has showed off his surfing skills while celebrating his 37th birthday in Hawaii.
The Facebook founder took to the water on his $12,000 motorized Efoil surfboard Friday to mark the milestone. He later shared a short video of the outing on his social media account.
The 60-second clip shows the billionaire cruising over the waves while wearing a black wetsuit and a helmet.
He added The White Stripes’ song ‘I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself’ as a backing track to the video and tagged pro surfer Kai Lenny in the caption.
‘Kai Lenny am I doing this right?’ Zuckerberg humorously wrote.
The video has been viewed a whopping 2.4 million times, with many Facebook fans leaving ‘Happy Birthday’ messages in the comments.
Mark Zuckerberg has showed showed off his surfing skills while celebrating his 37th birthday in Hawaii
Zuckerberg frequently spends time in Hawaii, where he is often seen practicing his surfing skills.
Last month it was reported that tech guru and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have almost doubled the size of their estate in Kauai after purchasing a 600 acre plot of land there for $53 million.
The property, which includes the spectacular Larsen’s Beach, was bought from a nonprofit organization established by a local family whose roots go back to the days of the Hawaiian kingdom.
Zuckerberg began buying up land on Kauai back in September 2014, with the purchase of a 357-acre estate.
He later bought another 384 acres from the late Hawaiian auto dealer James Pflueger.
The billionaire also acquired titles to dozens of smaller lots within the larger parcels that were known as ‘Kuleana Lands’ – land granted to Kanaka Maoli tenant farmers between 1850 and 1855.
Zuckerberg was accused by some of trying to force the tenant farmers from their historic plots, and in 2017 he apologized in the local newspaper, explaining that he was abandoning his quiet title actions and would ‘work together with the community on a new approach’.
A petition was begun last year to ‘stop Mark Zuckerberg from colonizing Kauai’, and now has more than a million signatures.
Last month it was reported that Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have almost doubled the size of their estate in Hawaii after purchasing a 600 acre plot of land for $53 million
The family first bought the Kahu’aina Plantation followed by the Pila’a Beach plot. They have now acquired a new area
A petition was begun last year to ‘stop Mark Zuckerberg from colonizing Kauai’, and now has more than a million signatures
Zuckerberg is often seen surfing on the beaches of Kauai.
The tech guru was widely mocked for slathering sunscreen across his face while taking to the waves for surfing session there last July.
In an interview with Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri Zuckerberg stated: ‘I really should have thought that one through more.
‘I noticed there was this paparazzi guy following us and, so I was like, ‘Oh I don’t want him to recognize me so you know what I’m gonna do? I’m just gonna put a ton of sunscreen on my face.’ And that backfired.
‘The delta between how cool you think you look and the worst photo a paparazzi can take is pretty funny.’
‘No one needs to be wearing that much sunscreen. If someone wants to post a sunscreen meme, it’s cool. I’m happy to give the internet some laughs.’
At the time the images were taken Zuckerberg was compared online to The Joker, Mrs Doubtfire and the moon
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