Above: Jacobsen above the top of Necker Island’s Great House
By the Caribbean Journal staff
The Caribbean’s resident mogul, Richard Branson, is increasingly sharing the goings-on at his private Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands, but his latest release might be the most amazing.
This week, Branson shared a video of kitesurfer Nick Jacobsen kitesurfing off the top of the great house at Necker Island.
The “launch” came from 131 feet above sea level, and meant traveling a distance of 500 feet before he landed upright in the water.
Branson, who is a kitesurfer himself, said he “was in awe — blown away by Nick’s courage and style.”
According to Branson, the jump was filmed for a major film on kitesurfing currently in production called Chapter One.
See the jump in the Mai Tai Media video”