European kiteboarders cross the Bering Strait

August 19, 2011 | Kiteboarding
The Bering Strait Expedition: no fear

Constantin Bisanz, Geza, and Andre Scholtz have successfully kite-crossed the Bering Strait between Russia and Alaska in record time.

The Austrian and the two Swiss brothers prepared for the adventure in the last two years and completed the 70-kilometer journey in harsh cold conditions.

The Bering Strait Expedition reached an average speed of 40 km/h.

Despite the currents, the gusty winds, and the five-meter-high waves, the European kiteboarding team touched Alaska safely.

"When we started our third attempt, the conditions worked perfectly for us, but as usual in the Bering Strait, the weather changed from one extreme to the other just in seconds. To heavy fog, waves, super gusty winds, and currents from three different directions", they say.

Bisanz, Geza, and Andre Scholtz have had the support of a crew of seven men in two boats to ensure the kiteboarders' safety.

"For sure, we will never forget this trip". Watch the journey highlights.

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