Kite Surfer Jumps Over Island, Lands Back On Water

Published June 6, 2014 1,614 Plays

Rumble / Extreme SportsWatch 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 <a href="" target="_blank">daredevil</a> 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 kite-surfers. 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.

<a href="" target="_blank">Kitesurfing</a> is an extreme sport which uses wakeboards and controllable kites to harnesses the power of the wind. This action sport combines aspects of wakeboarding, snowboarding, windsurfing, surfing, paragliding, skateboarding and sailing into one extreme sport! The kitesurfer has to harnesses the power of the wind with the help of a large controllable power kite by propelling it across the water, land, or snow.

Would you try this extreme sport, or are you satisfied just by watching others do it!? Let us know in the comments, and share your experience!