Nick Jacobsen, XDubai’s kiteboarding and kitesurfing champion, demonstrates the true meaning of adventure with his record-breaking and world-first feat from the Burj Al Arab’s iconic helipad.
The XDubai team and Mercedes-Benz Cars Middle East pulled off the jaw-dropping stunt and set a new world-record.
In the video, Jacobsen can be seen driving the sporty Mercedes to the world-famous landmark, before fearlessly launching from the hotel’s helipad with only his kiteboarding gear.
In doing so, Jacobsen completes the highest kiteboarding jump on record – an incredible 210m above the water, smashing his own previous world-record of 90m.
Jacobsen, the XDubai athlete and champion kiteboarder said: “Standing on the top of the Burj Al Arab helipad was a once-in-a lifetime opportunity and launching from it, a global first. It took a lot of planning, precision and safety measures, but it all worked well in the end, and the experience was amazing.”