Tegenwoordig springen mensen over alles, en zo kon Ruben Versluis het niet laten om ook eens gek te doen.
Don't try this at home
Spice Island, a relaxed resort, not far from our centre (3km) has a jetti infront of the hotel. This wooden platform is great to walk over, have a cocktail on the end and watch the endless changing colors of the Zanzibari waters.
This day was different, Ruben and myself where asked to come over for a small photoshoot from the jetti and some kitesurfing.
It was windy, not even sunny, Alex picked us up at the centre, we had some lunch and pumped the kite.
Not really a plan, I walked around for the best angles to shoot.
The wind was gusty, the beach was a bit covered by trees etc. so around the jetti it was not perfect for kitesurfing, we had to be carefull.. if the wind dropped while close to it It could mean damaged gear and maybe more..
I launched Ruben he went out on a 9m, People at the centre were kiting just before with a 7, but better a bit more in the gusty bay..
Ruben went out, jumped one time, came back and screamed I am gonna jump over it!......whatttttt , we only made a joke about it because it was higher then expected and the conditions where very unstable, we concluded before. Probaly he felt it was good, and there he went... I didn't even had time to set the camera in the best settings, hope for the best...
He jumped......people screamed..and he landed safely on the other side...
After that we did the normal shoot, the wind was not good to even think about to do it again...