Nick Baines jumps Avon Pier

REAL teamrider Nick Baines started his Cape Hatteras adventure in 2008. Since then he’s been continually pushing himself and his riding, making a name for himself in the big air circles.Four years ago Nick set a goal to jump the Avon Pier in Avon, North Carolina. It wasn’t a short term goal, something on the horizon, much like the horizon he leaves every session when he takes to the sky. On November 8th, 2022 Nick achieved his goal, easily clearing the pier while simultaneously melting down the internet as the video and photos went viral on YouTube, Surfline, Stab, Volcom, Kook Slams (they though he flew away forever) and many more media channels. Check out this interview with Nick, hosted by REAL Co-Founder Trip Forman, breaking down what it took to achieve his goal and what’s over the next horizon for Nick Baines.

The gear Nick used for this jump:

Reedin Supermodel 9m Kite

Reedin DreamStick X Control Bar

Reedin Kev Pro-136cm Kiteboard

Vadatek Syntax Wake Boots

Dakine Pyro Harness

Dakine Helmet

Video by Jeffrey O’Neil and Surfline Cam

Photos by Austin Waclo 

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