For the first time an extreme view Paris
Wakeboarder spends time on the river Seine under the eye of the Eiffel Tower.
Austrian wakeboarder Dominik Hernler spent two weeks this summer on the river Seine in France shooting a series of breathtaking aerial stunts. One of the greatest wakeboarders in history has had to wait three years for the project to come to fruition, however it has definitely been worth the wait.
The 25-year-old, who trains in Orlando, produced a series of tricks from canal Saint-Martin to Epinay under the watchful eye of famous sites such as the Eiffel Tower.
For his audacious final stunt, the former Red Bull Wake of Steel champion revealed: “The abandoned swimming pool slide was quite daunting. I did not have much run-up and I had to reach the right speed quite quickly, so that I could pass the gap and land on water.
“I was so relieved after the first passing when I realised everything was working – the speed, the kicker, the slide. It was an amazing grande finale to end the project!”
About this extreme view Paris wakeboarder:
Dominik Hernler is at one with the waves, and has won awards for riding them since he was ten. The Austrian loves riding lakes in his home country, but he’s also pretty keen on the water Orlando has to offer him. And it’s his time practising on water that has allowed him to achieve big in his short career.
When he’s not on the water or standing on the podium, Dominik is hanging in the home of wakeboarding in Orlando, and enjoying his mum’s home cooked food.
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