Reaching an unbelievable speed of 50.252 knots, American kiteboarder Rob Douglas just won his third Kite Speed world title in 3 years.

The competition saw unrivaled winds this year and was held off the coast of Masirah Island, Oman. Thirteen male competitors participated and two women in this event officially sanctioned by the International Kiteboarding Association.

A Boston native, Rob Douglas burst into the kiteboarding spotlight in 2008, when he broke the world speed sailing record on a kiteboard with 49.84 knots. That record was short-lived, and another kiteboarder was able to usurp the title by breaking the 50 knot mark.

In October 2010, he broke the record again when he clocked in at 55.65 knots. That’s 64 miles per hour for the non-sailors out there. Imagine cruising down the highway, looking out your window, and seeing Rob Douglas cruise by you on a kiteboard. That is seriously fast.

The dude rips:

However, the title for fastest kiteboarder in the world goes to the Frenchman Alex Caizergues, who clocked in an astonishing 57.97 knots – 66.7 mph – at an event in France last year.

Cover image by The New York Times.