Don't Try this at Home: 100ft Waterfall Drop in a Kayak
21 year old kayaker Dane Jackson recently launched himself off a 100ft waterfall on the Alseseca river near Veracruz, Mexico.
To capture this awe inspiring moment, photographer Alfredo Martinez suspended himself on a line across the face of the waterfall. The danger involved in a kayak stunt like this does not solely come from the height of the drop, rather the tons of water crashing down around the kayaker that can make surfacing after impact the most difficult part to execute.
Dane Jackson is a team member of Jackson Kayak, a kayak company started by Dane’s father Eric “EJ” Jackson, a world-champion freestyle kayaker, kayak designer and slalom kayaker.
Watch as Dane Jackson tackles a 60-foot La Tomata waterfall in Veracruz, Mexico last year below.
It may appear as though Jackson’s recent stunt may have been a world record challenge, but a waterfall drop of 189ft at Palouse Falls in Washington state was in fact conquered in 2009 by Tyler Bradt. Watch below to see the world record broken.
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Image Credit: @DaneJacksonKayak (Instagram)