- 23 February 2011 | Kiteboarding
World kitesurfers have been called for a challenging record attempt. "Kitesurfers United Maui 2012" will be trying to set a Guinness World Record. The idea is simple.
Maui is an ideal kitesurfing spot with steady winds, calm water and warm temperatures. The organization is aiming to setup the largest kiteboarding event ever held, in order to assist the IKA's Olympic commission in their effort to get Kitesurfing into the Olympics.
The initial plan is to cross over to neighbouring island (Molokai, Oahu), but this will be finalized in December when registration closes. Other options include: going into the open ocean with each and every kiter to circle a large ship or vessel, possibly a marine or navy ship.
"Kitesurfers United Maui 2012" will attempt the following Guinness World Records: largest kitesurfing event ever held, largest group of kiters out on the open ocean, most people attempting a kite-crossing and most kiters riding together in one spot.
The organization wants to gather 2000 or more participants for setting these world records, in April or May 2012. There will be satellite imagery, international news coverage, professional photographers and video productions. All participants might get access to flights discounts.
Stay tuned for more details with SurferToday.com.