Brian Grugg

Wakeskater

Adventure - - Xposure -

Wakeskater Brian Grubb has tack­led snow streams in Sara­jevo and Filipino rice fields dur­ing his amaz­ing ca­reer on the wa­ter, how­ever his lat­est ad­ven­ture is the best yet af­ter he trav­elled to Jor­dan to take on the mighty Wadi Al-Hi­dan canyon. Here is all you need to know: - Jor­dan has five UN­ESCO World Her­itage Sites and Grubb trav­elled there to wa­ter skate­board through the Wadi Al-Hi­dan canyon in the Val­ley of Hi­dan. - Wadi Al-Hi­dan is a breath­tak­ing black basaltic canyon with nar­row gorges, fresh pools, mes­meris­ing green veg­e­ta­tion and wildlife that feeds into the Dead Sea. - The Amer­i­can needed help from the lo­cal Be­douin peo­ple to trans­port equip­ment in small boats or by per­son over the per­ilous rocks with evenings con­sist­ing of tra­di­tional Be­douin cui­sine and mu­sic. - When Grubb and his crew fi­nally reached their ideal set­ting, they po­si­tioned them­selves on top of one of the peaks of the val­ley where the long wire pulling ma­chine that the 38-year-old ath­lete would hold on to was in­stalled to launch him across the vol­canic rocks. - When he first hit the wa­ter it wasn't plain sail­ing as he lost his bal­ance oc­ca­sion­ally, nev­er­the­less he righted him­self to mas­ter the un­for­giv­ing ter­rain of the val­ley. - The hard­est part was on the fi­nal day when the New Hamp­shire na­tive needed to pass through a tight crack rapidly, which he ac­com­plished bril­liantly. - Af­ter com­plet­ing the ex­tra­or­di­nary trip, the for­mer world cham­pion said: "It's great to be here in Jor­dan. I never imag­ined that I could wakeskate right here." - Grubb has dom­i­nated the scene for years, along with fun projects such as Hu­man Trail­ers, Ur­ban As­sault, Winch Mas­ters, Cap­i­tal Chaos and Project Black­out.

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