By Mark McConville

 

THRILLING video footage has captured an adrenaline junkie jumping over a huge pier while kite surfing.

Joshua Emanuel.
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The exciting clip shows the kite surfer speeding along the surface of the water before flipping into the air and over the pier.

Using the wind.
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Other parts of video show the jump from a first-person angle as the man reaches a huge height to complete the stunt.

Big jump.
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The footage was taken in Cape Town, South Africa by professional kiteboarder Joshua Emanuel (24), from Durban.

Going surfing.
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“This is extreme kiteboarding and it’s about pushing the limits of the sport,” he said.

Joshua on the beach.
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“I am driven by adrenaline and this is where I get it. I love going as big as possible and as high as possible.

Huge jump.
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“In life there are no limits. You set your limit and how much you want to push it.”

Sunset on the beach.
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Kitesurfing is a style of kiteboarding specific to wave riding, which uses standard surfboards or boards shaped specifically for the purpose.

Kitesurfing.
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Kitesurfers change kite size and/or line length depending on wind strength — stronger winds call for a smaller kite to prevent overpower situations. Kitesurfers will determine the wind strength using either an anemometer or, more typically, visual clues as shown in the Beaufort scale.

surfing away from the rocks.
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Modern kites dedicated to kitesurfing provide a “depower” option to reduce the power in the kite. By using depower, the kite’s angle of attack to the wind is reduced, thereby catching less wind in the kite and reducing the power or pull.

On the waves.
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Joshua currently rides for Core Kites with a GTS5 with the choice three board and wakestyle bar.

On the beach.
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“For me this is the perfect setup to go big and throw huge loops,” he said.

Huge air.
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“When I was 10 years old some of my friends were doing the spot and from a young age I have always loved the ocean and board sports.

Sunset.
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“Over the years it went from a hobby into a passion and now I’m living the dream.”

 

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