Kite surfer jumps over island, lands back on water!

YorickPublished: June 5, 2014Updated: June 6, 2014269,155 viewsVirality: 4%
Published: June 5, 2014Updated: June 6, 2014

Watch kite surfer Youri Zoon jump straight over Mbkue island in New Caledonia, located in the southwest Pacific Ocean. He manages to clear all land and sticks the perfect landing!

The two-time kitesurfing champion from Holland managed to master an impossible feat and fly over 120 feet of land on the Mbkue island, then safely land on the ocean on the other side.

He is seen traveling with speeds of 22 miles per hour while approaching the point where he would complete his bound. The 24-year old daredevil later said: “Making the jump felt amazing - I got a rush of adrenaline as I took off. Once I got over half of the island I knew I was going to make it and that is when it felt really great.”

The speeding gust of wind picked him up 50 feet into the air and landed him on the other side, flying over some beachgoers and other fellow kitesurfers. His attempts thus far have not gone without a hitch though – on his second attempt at the stunt, Youri crashed himself into a tree, though rather safely

Kitesurfing is an extreme sport which uses wakeboards and controllable kites to harnesses the power of the wind.

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