VIDEO: Achievement was 'unreal'

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Professional water skier Freddy "The Nightmare" Krueger wowed crowds at an event last week with two jumps of more than 300 feet, breaking the previous world record of 299 feet, which was set in 2000.

Guinness Book of World Records officials were there to certify Krueger's successful 312-foot jump and an additional jump of 304 feet.

Krueger reached speeds as high as 80 mph as he launched off a custom-built ramp in front of a full beach of cheering spectators at the inaugural World of X Games: MasterCraft Throwdown in Grand Rapids, Mich.

"I've always dreamed about being the best at something, and today, with the help of everyone involved with this production, I can say that I am," Krueger said. "I am so humbled to be allowed to achieve my dream at an event like this. I'm ecstatic on the inside, but more than anything I'm humbled by the support all around me. This experience has been unreal."

For a different perspective, here’s a look at the jump as seen from the air.