12 hours non-stop kiting to cover 306km of open water. It takes a special breed of kitesurfer to even tackle a journey like that. Francisco Lufinha, world record holder for the Longest Journey Kitesurfing without stops, managed to complete this epic oceanic crossing between the Savage Islands – the southernmost territory of Portugal – and Funchal. Lufinha is now the first and only Kitesurfer to do this course. Check out this amazing journey.

This odyssey was possible due to sponsorship of MINI Portugal, Lusitânia Insurances, Montepio Bank, BP Portugal, Oliveira da Serra and Dom Pedro Hotels. It also has the institutional support of the Sea Ministry, the Portuguese Navy, the Savage Islands Natural Reserve, Madeira’s Regional Tourism Office and the Lisbon University, among a lot more technical partners.

Fri 2nd Jan, 2015 @ 10:00 am

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