Kitesurfing world record

The world record for the largest kitesurfing parade was just broken, with 415 kitesurfers completing a one-mile course. Photo: Courtesy of Armada Events

Hundreds of kitesurfers took to the ocean in Cape Town, South Africa, to break the world record for the “Largest Parade of Kitesurfers” Saturday.

Director of One Movement Events and Marketing Tyrone Rawlins said in a statement that 415 kitesurfers completed a one-mile course, breaking the previous record of 352 kitesurfers which was set last year in southern Spain.

The whole parade lasted three hours, and the windy conditions were perfect.

“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,” Director of the Kitesurfing Armada Dan Charlish said in a press release.

Kitesurfing world record

Hundreds of kitesurfers take to the beach in South Africa to raise money for charity and break a world record. Photo: Courtesy of Armada Events

It took 18 months of planning and preperation.

The kitesurfing armada supported three charities, including the local nonprofit SAVE Foundation, which aims to educate townships and help wildlife.

Local promoter Andre de Wet said the important thing moving forward will be to protect the record.

“Now we just need to retain the record every year,” he said.

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