Kite surfers jump seaside pier

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Two kite surfers used strong winds for an amazing and hazardous stunt today - jumping over Worthing pier.

The BBC named them as Jake Scrace, 25, and Lewis Crathern, 24, both from Worthing, and said they had been planning the jump for years.

They were filmed taking off from the west side in gusts of more than 40mph.

Both are very experienced kite surfers - one makes kite boards and the other is a professional kite surfer - and they stressed ift was not a feat to be attempted by amateurs.

Mr Crathern was quoted as saying: "It was everything I have lived for - amazing."