Thx for following the France/Ireland open sea kitesurf crossing.
Regarding your question yes I did one way the whole crossing from france to ireland. I have been studying a lot the weather condition before leaving for this challenge and I knew that the wind will get light in the second part of the crossing so because of this I have prepared three boards: race, slalom and foilboard. During the first part the wind was strong so I was using the slalom board and after I switched several times between race and foil board because the wind was not strong enough to continue with slalom board. I agree that the race board is much more physical but it was helping me to keep going when the wind was not enough strong for the other boards. This was the only choice that allowed me to do the crossing because switching the kites would have taken way to much time.
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