Wakeboarding in Basilica Cistern, Istanbul

OK, this may be a blatant sponsored event, (thanks Redbull) but it is not often that you get to see a couple of guys wakeboarding in the Basilica Cistern, a sunken palace in Istanbul.

Set to some awesome tunes you can see Frederic Von Osten and Dominik Gührs, two of the best wakeboard athletes in the world, performing stunts on the not very deep (just 20cms) waters and avoiding (for the most part) the columns that stand just 4m apart.

Breathtaking shots, and yes, a bit of a faceplant too. Ouch!

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_whONhbqjQ&w=560&h=315]

While you might not be heading to Istanbul to wakeboard in an ancient monument, we do offer extreme sport travel insurance in our Wintersports Travel Insurance policy in case you fancy trying out any other adrenaline fuelled activities!

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