By Neo Bye
A flyboarding newbie was given a baptism of fire when he attempted a fancy trick on his first ever go on the water.
Christoper Chstophi, 32 – a keen kiteboarder – was trying out a flyboard for the first time, when he decided to attempt a flip.
Amusing footage of the incident shows Christopher, a structural engineer, diving head first into the water.
The unlucky daredevil then re-emerges from the sea, but it’s as if the flyboard has a mind of its own, as it flings him backwards aggressively, straight into the drink.
“I had never attempted anything on one [a flyboard] before,” explained Christopher.
“I don’t even know why I thought I could pull it off.”
Fortunately, Christopher escaped without injury, but he said he remembered thinking at the time: “Don’t die! Don’t die! Don’t die!”