Kid waterskis to Denmark from Norway

13-year-old completes the 178 km trip in just over three hours

Oslo resident Henrik Wahlstrøm has most probably become the youngest person to ever cross Skagerak Strait on waterskis after completing the trip aged just 13.

Wahlstrøm completed the 178 km from Tvedestrand, Norway to Hirsthals, Denmark in three hours and 20 minutes.

“I’ve thought about it since last year, so I was just waiting for a day when it wasn’t too windy,” Wahlstrøm told Tvedestrandsposten newspaper.

“My parents didn’t think I could do it, but they wanted to help me, so away we went. I didn’t think I would make it without breaks. I was so happy when I reached my goal.”

One and done
Wahlstrøm said that his legs cramped up and were in pain several times during the trip, and that he wouldn’t be trying it again. At least not on waterskis.

The Norwegian teen has waterskied since he was six years old.