After one false start, four Eckard College students are hoping to set a distance record for kiteboarding along the coast of Florida. The group hopes to sail from Jacksonville to Key West to raise awareness about environmental issues in the state.
“We were hoping to break the distance record by logging some rides of more than 200 miles,” said Kosterlitz, 22. “To accomplish that, everything has to be just perfect. You need good wind blowing for at least 15 hours straight from the same direction.”
The distance record for a kiteboard belongs to Kirsty Jones, who traveled 140 miles, crossing from Lanzarote in the Canary Islands to Tarfaya, Morocco, in about nine hours in 2006.