The Virgin Kitesurfing Armada set a new World Record this weekend in Cape Town.
They were aiming to break the record set in Spain back in 2014 for the largest parade of kitesurfers in the water and after three hours of kitesurfing, the World Record was smashed with a total of 415 kitesurfers completing the one mile course between Dolphin Beach and Doodles.
“We always hoped the Kitesurfing Armada in Cape Town would be spectacular – and it didn’t let us down,” Dan Charlish, Virgin Kitesurfing Armada’s director, said. “It was an amazing day, the wind couldn’t have been better and the view of hundreds of kiters together in front of Table Mountain was awesome. A huge thank you to everyone who came down, got involved and made the event such a success!”
Local promoter Andre de Wet added: “After 18 months of planning and preparation, with an amazing team of sponsors and supports, it’s a fantastic feeling to know that we did it! Now we just need to retain the record every year!”
The Virgin Kitesurfing Armada will return to the UK in June this year, head to the website to find out more.