Jake & Lewis Jump Worthing Pier!

November 16, 2009

Here’s the report from the BBC:

Two kite surfers from West Sussex took advantage of strong winds on the south coast to realise an ambition to jump over Worthing pier.

Jake Scrace, 25, and Lewis Crathern, 24, had been planning Monday morning’s jump for three years but had to wait for perfect weather conditions.

Carpenter Mr Scrace, who makes kite boards, and professional kite surfer Mr Crathern are both from Worthing.

Between them they have 16 years’ experience in the sport.

They took off from Goring to the west side of Worthing in gusts of wind that were more than 40mph, and had two helpers on the beach.

The pair said the jump was quite hazardous and should not be attempted by amateurs.

“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.”

Mr Crathern said the jump was “epic”.

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

Here’s the link to check out the video: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/sussex/8362671.stm?ls

Kitesurfkings say: A massive big up, well done boys, that’s what we call balls of steel!

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