Any info would be great. I am thinking of undertaking a long distance Kitesurf for charity. Nothing too extreme. Thinking 100 - 150km would be doable? I have been kitesurfing for 3 years and am 34 years old. Is it best to go directly downwind or slightly cross wind. obviously I will have a rescue boat with me with different size kites incase of wind change. what are the other things I should plan for. which board would be best suited. Twin tip or surf. Was thinkin twin tip so I could ride toeside for a break? Any information at all would be great as I don't know much about long distance kiting and am trying to figure out what the possibilities are.
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Yes indeed 150km will be hard but easily achievable. The world record for 24hr is 400+km
DONT go directly downwind! thats very difficult. go broach reach. cross wind with a slight down wind angle.
That will give you speed and line tension.
Study your gear for comfort. if something annoys you or chaffs in a short 2-3 hr session it will be murder on the 10 hour long distance fest. This will be what kills your attempt if you haven't sorted your set up.
EG a seat harness is most likely better suited to long distance than a waist harness.
Look for a hydration pack like a camelback an ways to store food so its easily reached without stopping.
In regards to the board, I would recommend a large twin tip board like a 150cm such as the Best Breeze. I would also ride cross wind, because directly downwind or close to it puts strain on your stomach and hips after awhile. Good luck.
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