Emirati wakeboarder Omeir Saeed has broken two new world records for “Farthest Wakeboard Ramp Jump (Male)” and “Most Wakeboard Rail Airs (Supermans) in 30 Seconds”. Here is all you need to know:
Back in 2011 at the Al Forsan Club in Abu Dhabi, a 15-year-old Saeed went to “mess about” on the water with his friends – his previous experience with snowboarding serving the youngster well.
It took three years for him to go from amateur to professional and that rapid rise showcases his passion and the drive that is required to reach the top.
He entered the first WWA World Championship in Abu Dhabi and instantly displayed his natural ability by finishing in fifth place as well as going on to show his competitive spirit in events like the Wings For Life World Run, the Spartan Race and Desert Warrior Challenge.
To help celebrate “GWR Day” on November 18, Saeed set out on October 22 to break Jérôme Macquart’s Guinness World Records for “Farthest Wakeboard Ramp Jump (Male)” that the Frenchman set in 2004 and “Most Wakeboard Rail Airs (Supermans) in 30 Seconds” that he set in 2005.
Saeed, 23, achieved a huge 21-metre jump for the former record – smashing the previous mark of 15 metres – then did 10 wakeboard rail airs in 30 seconds to double the latter record.
“If there is one thing that I learned from this experience, it is that we hold a big responsibility to inspire the younger generation, to transfer the message and share the passion. Having this global recognition in hand makes me proud as an Emirati, as this is certainly the jewel in the crown of so many years of achievement and success.”Saeed said