Lewis Hamilton enjoys F1 off season as he surfs with legend Kelly Slater

LEWIS HAMILTON is making the most of his post-season break away from Formula One as he tried his hand at surfing.

The 34-year-old teamed up 11-time world champion Kelly Slater who showed him the ropes out at sea, with the Brit proving he's more than capable.

 Lewis Hamilton impressed on a surfing board when he took to the waves in California

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Lewis Hamilton impressed on a surfing board when he took to the waves in California

Donning a wet suit and taking to his board, Hamilton was taught a number of tricks by the American legend, before gliding at ease on his own.

The five-time F1 world champ uploaded a video of himself surfing on a glum and gloomy day in California, showing himself perfectly executing tube riding.

Captioning the Instagram post, he said: "New year, new sport, time to learn new things.

"Thank you #goat Kelly Slater for teaching me! That was rad."

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New year, new sport, time to learn new things ??‍♂️. Thank you #goat @kellyslater for teaching me! This was rad. @gabrielmedina I’m coming for you brother ? (kidding) @wsl #surfsup #kellyslater #goat #legend #surf

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 Formula One star Hamilton was riding inside the tube as he showed there's nothing he can't do

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Formula One star Hamilton was riding inside the tube as he showed there's nothing he can't do
 Hamilton is enjoying his post-season break ahead of the Australian Grand Prix in March

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Hamilton is enjoying his post-season break ahead of the Australian Grand Prix in March
 Brit star Hamilton recently bought a £32million penthouse in New York

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Brit star Hamilton recently bought a £32million penthouse in New York

Slater – widely considered to be the best surfer of all time – could compete at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics having not confirmed or denied if he will take part when his sport makes his debut at the Games.

And Hamilton has lots of time to perfect his technique with the new F1 season not due to start until March with the Australian Grand Prix.

While he is due to take part in testing in Barcelona on February 18.

The Brit star has been enjoying himself in America, having just bought a stunning New York penthouse in Manhattan for £32m.

 Hamilton, 34, had 11-time surfing world champion Kelly Slater as his instructor

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Hamilton, 34, had 11-time surfing world champion Kelly Slater as his instructor

F1 hero Lewis Hamilton is buying a £32M New York Penthouse in a celebrity hotspot

LEWIS HAMILTON is making the most of his post-season break away from Formula One as he tried his hand at surfing.