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The Cook Strait is widely regarded as a one of the most treacherous and unpredictable straits in the world. Each year Wellington gets around 173 days of winds gusting over 34 knots! Combine that with rips and tidal currents and Brian and Justin have themselves a mission!

They will be attempting to be the first to kite across the Cook Strait using hydrofoils. The shortest point between the North and South Islands is 23km. Their course will take them on a 60km return mission which they plan to complete in under 3 hours.

Help them complete their goal by pledging here: https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/projects/6705-cook-straight-kite-hydrofoil-crossing

They’re extremely excited to have commissioned Phil Rush from Cook Strait Swim to provide boat support so effectively, they’re on standby at present.

Stay tuned to their Facebook page for updates here: https://www.facebook.com/FoiltheStrait

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