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The Atlantic Kite Challenge – An Amazing Adventure

The Atlantic Kite Challenge is perhaps one of the most tough kiteboarding competitions ever. Presented by HTC, this challenge is the world's longest downwind adventure, a 24-hour non-stop relay session in which every kiteboarder will be sailing four hours a day, two by day, two by night.

The first Atlantic Kite Challenge was set on a course that connected St. John's Newfoundland, Canada, to Weymouth, England. This season, the riders taking part in this adventure will take the Southern Atlantic route, departing from the Canary Islands and arriving in the Caribbean. They will cross the Atlantic Ocean on a 6,000 kilometers (3,200 nautical miles) course.

The daring riders that embark on this journey are Bruno Sroka, Filippo van Hellenberg Hubar, Camilla Ringvold, Mark Abma, Max Blom, and a sixth rider. They are ready to show the world what true watermen are all about.

Crossing the Atlantic Ocean by kite is what every kitesurfer dreams of, as Max Blom says,so we are sure that every rider will do his best to complete this breathtaking adventure. It will be a test for their strength and endurance, as the estimated time to complete the challenge is between two and three weeks. The Atlantic Kite Challenge is set to take place between November and December 2013.