Damien Leroy: speed kiteboarder

Damien Leroy has broken the Hawaiian Speed Sailing Record. The US kiteboarder got the best out of the 30-knot winds on offer at Shipwreck Beach, Maui.


Leroy decided it was time to get his name in the book of records and hit the 44.33 knots to set a new speed level in the famous Pacific islands. Watch the video highlights.

The kiteboarder from Vail, Colorado, joined Alex Aguera and took the took the ferry to Lana to see if they could break the Hawaiian Speed Record. The result is out there.

"Just another day in Paradise. I love this adventure I live", said Damien Leroy on his Facebook page. The new record was set while the summer trades are in full force.

Damien Leroy started kiteboarding in 1999 and has been collecting titles, ever since. In 2011, Leroy was crowned Slalom world champion and won the Course Racing contest in La Ventana, Mexico.