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Nick Jacobsen the Extreme Kiter

Hey, how are you? From Club North Tarifa we are here to tell you about the incredible extreme kiter Nick Jacobsen. This Danish guy is all fire in the world of kiteboarding, so get ready to hear some amazing things about him:

  1. Explosive Beginnings: Nick started his kiteboarding career when he was just a kid. At 13 years old he was already fighting in competitions and demonstrating his talent on the board.
  2. Heart-stopping stunts: This kid is known for doing stunts that leave you speechless. Jump from bridges and towering buildings? Of course yes!
  3. Iconic jumps: Does the Burj Al Arab in Dubai sound familiar to you? Well, Nick used it as a springboard for one of his most legendary jumps. But that’s not all, it has also been launched from other emblematic sites such as the New York observation tower. A true air nut!
  4. Records that make people tremble: Jacobsen is not satisfied with anything, he has set world records in the high jump category. His feat from the Burj Al Arab in 2017 left him in the history books as the most daring kiter on the planet.
  5. Support and collaborations: With the level he has, it is not surprising that he has the support of top brands such as Red Bull, North Kiteboarding and Mystic. The boy is a reference in the world!
  6. King of networks: If you are looking for adrenaline on social networks, follow Nick. The videos and photos of him will leave you wanting more. On Instagram and YouTube he is a phenomenon with a legion of followers.
  7. Unique personality: Nick is pure charisma and fun. You will always see him with a smile from ear to ear while he goes about his kiteboarding antics. It is impossible not to be infected by his positive energy!

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Hey, friends of adrenaline and extreme excitement! Are you ready for a story that will leave you speechless? Well get ready, because we are going to talk about the legendary Danish kiter, Nick Jacobsen, and his incredible feat from the Big HQ Building in Copenhagen. Yes, yes, that futuristic building that looks like something out of a science fiction movie!

Nick Jacobsen, known for challenging the limits of kiteboarding with his jumps and stunts, decided to take his passion for heights to another level. As? Nothing more and nothing less than jumping from the top of the Big HQ Building, designed by the famous Bjarke Ingels Group. Can you believe it? We are still recovering from the impact!

The “BIG HQ Building”, a jaw-dropping building, designed by the incredible team at Bjarke Ingels Group. Where is this monument of modernity? Well, grab your bags and head to Copenhagen, Denmark. Yes, yes, you heard right, in the heart of Denmark.

And what is so special about this building, you ask? Well, let me tell you, it’s like something out of a science fiction movie, but in real life. Think futuristic lines, avant-garde geometry, and style that will take your breath away. It is a perfect combination of functionality and groundbreaking design.

Best of all, it’s not just any building, it’s the headquarters of the Bjarke Ingels Group, or as we like to call it, BIG. This place is the epicenter of architectural creativity, where the brightest minds come together to shape projects that challenge the limits of the imagination.

Nick Jacobsen was asked what did you like most about the iconic BIG HQ building? and this is what I say…

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What I like most about this building is its location. I’ve been kitesurfing in the area a few times and always thought it would be great to fly off one of these buildings one day.

Below we show you what Nick Jacobsen said for the Northkb blog…you can see the original interview here

How did you find setting up your kite?

Riding and launching the kite was the main challenge. When I had permission to jump, I immediately entered the research process. I could choose any wind direction I wanted. The northeasterly winds were the best, as it would be a nice, soft, stable wind coming off the ocean, without any obstacles to get in the way.

When placing my lines, we noticed that I had almost no space above that ceiling. So, we had to launch the kite with slack lines and just waiting for the kite to catch wind before the lines got caught on different things coming up from the ground.

As soon as the kite was flying overhead, it was a huge relief. From that moment on the rest was a walk in the park.

What did you like most about the iconic BIG HQ building?

What I like most about this building is its location. I’ve been kitesurfing in the area a few times and always thought it would be great to fly off one of these buildings one day.

The architecture is quite amazing. The attention to detail is next level. As you walk inside the building, there are little things that constantly catch your attention. A work of art.

How did you feel that day with the jump?

I felt very good after the jump. I wasn’t very happy with my first descent, so I decided to skip it again. After my second jump, I ran home to pick up my son from daycare.


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Nick Jacobsen is a true kiteboarding legend and here at Club North Tarifa we are excited to see what crazy things he has in store for us next. This guy is the perfect definition of living life to the fullest. Below we are going to show you some of his latest feats. Let’s fly, as they say!


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    But first, you need the right information to take off safely. Don't worry! We are here to help you. Discover everything you need to know about our kitesurfing courses. Don't wait to live this unique experience - seize the day!