- 21 March 2011 | Kiteboarding
Nick Jacobsen, the Danish kiteboarding champion, has successfully completed a kite crane jump off the shipwreck located in Table View, Cape Town, South Africa. Watch how he did it.
Jacobsen had to climb to the top of the crane, with a small area to place his feet, and prepare himself for the huge jump. After looping and trying to get away for the wreck, the intrepid kitesurfer got control of the kite and managed to land it easily.
The footage is absolutely incredible, though this should not be tried by less experienced wind riders.
Nick Jacobsen, 23, enjoy free kiteboarding and has been riding for seven years. The tip of the crane from where he jumped is 10 metres high. The hardest part was climbing through the crane, with the kite board in one hand and unstable conditions.
The Danish rider had to be very careful to avoid having the kite entangled in the metal cranes. At the same time, Jacobsen was controlling the kite up in the air and climbing up the ladder.
Fortunately, the stunt was performed, Nick was alright and everything was filmed for eternity. Stefan van der Kamp took the outstanding photos.