Sam Etherington, founder of Renewable Wave Power, Lancaster, UK, is willing to take a chance. Admittedly, he can be headstrong when someone tells him he can’t do something. He kiteboards.
The latter is actually part of the reason he’s the youngest person ever shortlisted for the UK Engineering Hall of Fame. At the age of 24.
Surfing on a kiteboard, he realized the power of waves and developed a way to harvest energy through his wave power generator.