We just found this exclusive Lewis Crathern interview from 2010 in our archives. As the kitesurfer who jumped Brighton Pier back in November 2010 we thought it is worth sharing the interview again.
If you didn’t see the footage of Lewis jumping Brighton Pier back in 2010, or 7 years has dulled the memory, be sure to watch the clip below. At the time it was groundbreaking stuff, and to be honest still stands out as a ridiculous stunt. Which is why we have decided to share this Lewes Crathern interview again.
Back in 2010 this interview with the kitesurfer who jumped Brighton Pier was exclusive to us. Later the trick was picked up in national press, and the video still goes strong on YouTube proving some feats stand the test of time.
Questions originally by Mark Pawlak
I knew it was on by the forecast; it just had to match it up in reality, which it did in the end.
A: No, there isn’t really any limit of how high you can go. That’s what I like about it. That’s what keeps you out after three hours on the water, the possibility you could go higher…
It’s more then a sport. It’s a permanent connection to the elements, you can only do it when the weather is right – something most extreme sports share. Kitesurfing is the green sport of the 20th century.
A: Kitesurfing is one of the most obvious ways to show the potential of wind energy especially to kids. It’s very exciting so it grabs their attention allowing you to deliver some equally important messages, like keeping fit, staying healthy and thinking about ways of being eco-friendly.
Worthing/ Worthing and WORTHING!!!
Take your time; learn in lighter winds and deep enough water. Key points in getting air “Wham it back full speed for a Biggy!”
Since becoming the kitesurfer who jumped Brighton Pier, Lewis has continued to go large. He is a British record holder and came 2nd in the 2016 Big Air World Championships, perhaps it is time for another Lewis Crathern interview? These days he still competes, coaches, mentors and appears as a speaker. Find out more by visiting: www.lewiscrathern.com
Full credit is also due to Martyn Wells for the images
We hope you found this Lewis Crathern interview interesting. If the kitesurfer who jumped Brighton Pier has inspired you to take up the sport then check out our kitesurfing discounts as you could save a packet.