Thursday, February 24, 2011

Kitesurfers will attempt Guinness World Record



World kitesurfers have been called for a challenging record attempt. "Kitesurfers United Maui 2012" will be trying to set a Guinness World Record. The idea is simple.
Maui is an ideal kitesurfing spot with steady winds, calm water and warm temperatures. The organization is aiming to setup the largest kiteboarding event ever held, in order to assist the IKA's Olympic commission in their effort to get Kitesurfing into the Olympics.
The initial plan is to cross over to neighbouring island (Molokai, Oahu), but this will be finalized in December when registration closes. Other options include: going into the open ocean with each and every kiter to circle a large ship or vessel, possibly a marine or navy ship.
"Kitesurfers United Maui 2012" will attempt the following Guinness World Records: largest kitesurfing event ever held, largest group of kiters out on the open ocean, most people attempting a kite-crossing and most kiters riding together in one spot.
The organization wants to gather 2000 or more participants for setting these world records, in April or May 2012. There will be satellite imagery, international news coverage, professional photographers and video productions. All participants might get access to flights discounts.
Stay tuned for more details with SurferToday.com.

Here's some comments from facebook friends:


    • hmmm....
      Tuesday at 8:01pmm

    • I don't know if I like this
      Tuesday at 8:04pm

    • Who's brainchild is this?
      Tuesday at 8:22pm ·

    •  do we have enough people to beat Tarifa?
      Tuesday at 8:27pm ·

    • Tarifia is a good analogy
      Tuesday at 8:29pm ·

    • too many humans
      Tuesday at 9:07pm ·

    • And only $519 if I register early?
      Tuesday at 11:00pm

    • hahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! who is trying to pull this off????? all I would say to them in good freaking luck!
      Yesterday at 12:47am ·

    • I'm so baffled, what a waste, why dont they spend those money better, instead organizing this guinness thing (who gives a f$#k about how many kiters can kite at the same time?!?) organize a wave event at hookipa that would bring a better image to the sport rather than a mess of 2000 kites wrap into each other lines and a bounch of kooks invading our island...
      Yesterday at 1:34am ··

    • Bad idea.
      Yesterday at 4:02am ·

    • Sounds pretty frickin cool to me! I (not a kook) want to come and participate. The only stipulation is that you must join the Maui Kitesurf Assc. for $25 and sign the waiver to ensure that kiteboarding is not banned from the harbor to Ho'okipa. That way everyone wins! I also want to see kite racing in the Olympics Brasil 2016...
      Yesterday at 4:19am

    •  This sounds like a good time to go disc golf
      Yesterday at 4:59am

    • ‎...I'll be watching from the side-lines
      Yesterday at 6:28am ·

    • I'm sure half that show up are kooks and will need lessons so I will be working doubles the whole event.
      Yesterday at 7:56am ·

    • hahaha & Set the Guiness record for the longest self rescue
      Yesterday at 8:39am ·

    • Ha Jason, most self rescues and most kites in trees
      Yesterday at 8:55am ·

    • you do realize this event would be like the MaiTai event on crack...
      Yesterday at 8:56am ·

    • ewwwwwwww
      23 hours ago ·

    • Maui Kitesurf Association will have enough money to buy The Spyglass Hose
      21 hours ago · · .

    • I'm embarrassed by this!
      20 hours ago

    • I saw the video and got real scared...can you imagine yelling sheet out to 2000 tourist kiters...and how many kites would end up in trees...wait...who posted this...hahahahaha...now I get it!!?!!
      14 hours ago ·

    • shes going to need to teach me and rick how to do kite repair so she can keep up with demand...
      14 hours ago

    • I wonder what they gonna do with that million dollar?!?
      If you can really pull that sh!t up you're the man!

      13 hours ago ·

    • Ha.I am really insulted by your remark and I demand a retraction!
      13 hours ago

    • Oh,excuse me Alessio, I was talking to Rick
      13 hours ago

    • ‎..is it april fools day already?
      12 hours ago

    • just checked out the site... who are those people? I really don't think the plan is a good one at all. The conditions in the channel can be crazy that time of year. That time of year also sucks for wind conditions. I was out riding the day they shot those pics on the beach and the kiters pictured couldn't even stay upwind. I hope this is a joke
      11 hours ago

    •  
      this is just funny, there is absolutely not a chance of this happening.... at least on the track that it is on they are just wasting their time.....
      cool idea.......some euro kooks trying to organize 2000 kiter on maui... hahahahahaha.... r...ight!

      10 hours ago ·

    • I would love to see what would happen when 2000 kites go in to land on molokai..... I am sure the locals would love it!!!!
      10 hours ago

    •  
      I just signed up got the t-shirt: "I just did cross over to neighboring island (Molokai, Oahu)to:Gain international recognition, understanding, awareness and respect for our sport,
      attempt to set a Guinness World Record & assist the IKA's O...lympic commission in their effort to get Kitesurfing into the Olympics 2016 and all I got was this lousy t-shirt" Aw Damn:(See More

      9 hours ago ·

    •  
      Dude did you guys see on the web site who the event organizers are???
      4 little kids and two other pple I never seen before?!?
      And no names?!?!
      and they expect pple pay $520 one year+ in advance?!?!?!?!?
      Is this a SCAM???????????????????
      ...And yeah imagine the people in Molokai when they see a bounch of white people invading their Island, they gonna be so happy...I wont be surprised if someone gets shot! seriously...See More

      9 hours ago

    • At first I thought that this was the most STUPID IDEA that I had ever heard of. However the more I think about it I realize the potential for generating comradely between the water sports so I am considering inviting 3000 windsurfers to launch at exactly the same time and place, thus setting a worlds record for the biggest cluster f..k in history water sports!
      about an hour ago

    • Whoa, Olaf , what a great idea! Maybe the kiteboarders can circle the windsurfers!!!
      about an hour ago ·

    • Karen with all due respect I feel that the windsurfers should circle the kiteboarders.After all it's MY IDEA!
      about an hour ago ·

6 comments:

  1. Yeah, I am not sure if I like this

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  2. Sounds like waaayy too many people and too much craziness for the Maui kiting scene :(

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  3. Sounds pretty frickin cool to me! I want to come and participate. The only stipulation is that you must join the Maui Kitesurf Assc. for $25 and sign the waiver to ensure that kiteboarding is not banned from the harbor to Ho'okipa. That way everyone wins! I also want to see kite racing in the Olympics Brasil 2016.

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    Jesse Richman wow wow wow............ that's cool and all, but I think I will invite 4000 SUP's.... and we should try and get some foil boards in there too!
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    Olaf Mitchell shoots...... and every one could be completely NEKKED too !!!
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    Jesse Richman All kiters don't forget your go joes!
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    Karen Lang How about fishing boats? canoe paddlers? I don't want to leave anyone out

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