Nick Jacobsen kite jumps from a shipwreck's crane

March 21, 2011 | Kiteboarding
Nick Jacobsen: crazy Danish | Photo: Stefan van der Kamp /

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 from 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, enjoys free kiteboarding and has been riding for seven years. The tip of the crane from where he jumped is 10 meters high.

The hardest part was climbing through the crane, with the kiteboard in one hand and unstable conditions.

The Danish rider had to be very careful to avoid having the kite entangled in the metal cranes.

Simultaneously, 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 outstanding photos.