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Kiteboarder makes 25 meter jump and lands safely

This is the incredible moment a kiteboarder leapt 25 meters into the sea and safely landed.

Tom Hebert was competing in the Red Bull 'King of the Air' contest in Cape Town, South Africa on Sunday when he performed the giant leap, reports.

It was so huge that the professional kiteboarder lost control, drifting many meters in the air before regaining control just before he plummeted back into the water.

Herbert was dazed by the impact and had to be pulled from the water by fellow competitors.

He was taken to hospital but was uninjured.
Kiteboarding, also known as kitesurfing, is an extreme sport which takes in elements of windsurfing, surfing, paragliding, and wakeboarding.

Boarders use the power of the wind with a large controllable power kite to be propelled across the water on a kiteboard similar to a wakeboard or a small surfboard.

There are more than 1.5 million kitesurfers in the world and the industry is worth $250million-a-year.

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