French Daredevils Surf and BASE Jump from Zipline

Andrew GouldFeatured ColumnistNovember 8, 2016

Surfing, BASE jumping and ziplining are individually daring tasks. Combining them seems downright ludicrous.

The Flying Frenchies, a small group of aerial adventurers, live for this kind of absurdity. The group surfed and jumped off a 1,950-foot-high zipline rope atop the Vercors Massif.

Anicet Leone, one of the masterminds behind the bold activity, described the experience to Dom Granger of RedBull.com:

It was so crazy to surf like that after two years of dreaming about it. It was insane to be on a board at that speed, at such a height. I learned so much about my own capacity to do things. It gives me a lot of self-confidence for future ideas — I know I can bring them to reality.

Everyone else can watch from a safe, grounded location.

[Red Bull]