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Kite Surfers Jump 30 Foot Pier


Kite Surfing JumpWith winds gusting over 40 MPH and two friends helping on the beach, Jake Scrace and Lewis Crathern, 25 and 24 respectively took a leap 3 years in the making, jumping over the pier in Worthing, England.

Scrace, who works as a carpenter and Crathern, who is a professional kite surfer have a combined 16 years of experience in the sport which led them to believing they could actually make the jump. Being confident didn’t make their stunt any less scary though.

“It was probably the most terrifying thing I’ve ever built up to,” said Scrace.

“We were practising down the road and we were pretty confident we were going to do it but as soon as we got nearer the pier it was quite hard.”

The pier, originally built in 1862 is 30 feet wide and presented quite the challenge for the two kite surfers. When asked to describe the jump Crathern summed it up  in one word;  “epic”.

“It was everything I’ve lived for – amazing,” he said.

[BBC]


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