Omeir Saeed breaks two Guinness World Records

November 20, 2020 | Wakeboarding
Omeir Saeed: the Emirati wakeboarder set two new Guinness World Records | Photo: Red Bull

Omeir Saeed has broken two new Guinness World Records (GWR) for farthest wakeboard ramp jump and most wakeboard rail airs in 30 seconds.

The 23-year-old wakeboarder from Abu Dhabi eclipsed the long-standing mark by Jérôme Macquart.

In 2011, at the Al Forsan Club, a 15-year-old Saeed got into the water to "mess around" with his friends.

The teenager had a snowboarding background, which made things easier.

But it took three years for him to go from amateur to professional, and that rapid rise showcases his passion and the drive that is required to reach the top.

He entered the first WWA World Championship in Abu Dhabi and instantly displayed his natural ability by finishing in fifth place.

Omeir Saeed: a talented wakeboarder from Abu Dhabi | Photo: Red Bull

Inspiring Youth

Omeir Saeed also showed his competitive spirit in events like Desert Warrior Challenge, Spartan Race, and Wings For Life World Run.

On October 22, 2020, Saeed set out to break Jérôme Macquart's Guinness World Records for the farthest wakeboard ramp jump, and most wakeboard rail airs in 30 seconds, set in 2004 and 2005, respectively.

The goal was to celebrate GWR Day on November 18 with two spectacular stunts.

Saeed achieved a huge 21-meter jump for the former record - smashing the previous mark of 15 meters - and then did ten wakeboard rail airs in 30 seconds to double the latter record.

"I learned from this experience that we hold a big responsibility to inspire the younger generation, to transfer the message, and share the passion," said the wakeboarder from the United Arab Emirates.

"The global recognition makes me proud as an Emirati. This is certainly the jewel in the crown of so many years of achievements and successes."