Polish native walks on Kinneret’s waters, sort of

A young man managed to take a few steps on the waters of the Kinneret, before the laws of physics provided him an inevitable baptism.

By JONAH MANDEL
July 12, 2011 06:01
1 minute read.
Kite-surfer Maciek Kozerski took steps on water.

kozerski walking on water_311. (photo credit: Predrag Vuckovic)

 
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In what may be a once in a lifetime event, a young man managed to take a few steps on the waters of the Kinneret, before the laws of physics provided him an inevitable baptism.

For professional kite-surfer Maciek Kozerski, a 26-year-old from Poland, the feat was not a miracle – rather the result of four rigorous days of wet practice.

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Part of the Red Bull Walking on Water Project, the Warsaw native saw special significance to his pulling off that stunt not far from where, according to Christian tradition, Jesus walked on water.

On the backdrop of the Capernaum Church, on the north-western corner of the Kinneret, Kozerski’s technique involved gaining speed on his surfboard propelled by the kite, or small parachute, he was harnessed to.

He would then disembark from the board, release himself from the kite – and free from earthly constraints, try to make a run for it.

Kozerski did not lose faith or spirit, and after some 50 attempts involving high-speed dunks into the lake, managed to get it just right for the photographers to eternalize.

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