Virgin Kitesurfing Armada: 415 riders in South Africa | Photo: Kitesurfing Armada

South Africa's Virgin Kitesurfing Armada set a new Guinness World Record for the largest parade of kitesurfers, in Table View, Cape Town.

The weather conditions were simply perfect, and the crowd on the beach was ready for a historic moment. And when 415 kiteboarders completed the one-mile course between Dolphin Beach and Doodles, celebrations erupted.

"We always hoped the Kitesurfing Armada in Cape Town would be spectacular. And it didn't let us down. 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," expressed Dan Charlish, director of the Kitesurfing Armada.

The South African record improved the mark held by 352 Spanish riders, and also supported three local charities.

"After eighteen months of planning and preparation, with an amazing team of sponsors and supporters, it's a fantastic feeling to know they we did it! Now, we just need to retain the record every year!" added Andre de Wet, from the local organization.