Wakeskating A Volcanic Valley In The Jordanian Desert
Wadi Al-Hidan is one of the most important tourist attractions in the Jordanian province of Madaba, formed by centuries of melting volcanic rocks that have finally witnessed a unique event represented by breaking its unique natural meandering … on a water skateboard! “It’s great to be here in Jordan. I never imagined that I could be wakeboarding here.” With these words, began his new adventure.
The Wakeskating champion and Red Bull athlete Brian Grubb, who has been practicing the sport for more than 15 years, is facing a more difficult and dangerous challenge, having toured unique locations around the world, breaking snow streams in Sarajevo and rice fields in the Philippines. The destination this time is the narrow Valley of Hidan in the Jordanian desert. 3-2-1 Go! The team positioned themselves on top of one of the peaks of the valley, where the long wire pulling machine that the Red Bull athlete would hold on to, was installed to launch him across the volcanic rocks. Grubb clings to the wire with both hands before releasing the left immediately after the start, swaying in the direction of the narrow passage, changing rapidly with each hop over the water with the board under his feet. Despite some mishaps and loss of balance here and there, Brian managed to beat the unforgiving terrain of the valley.
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