Cook Strait Kite-Hydrofoil Crossing

By Brian Walters

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Cook Strait Kite-Hydrofoil Crossing

Project 2020-10-15 15:14:23 +1300

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 we have ourselves a mission!

 

We 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. Our course will take us on a 60km return mission which we plan to complete in under 3 hours!

 

We are extremely excited to have commissioned Phil Rush from Cook Strait Swim to provide boat support so effectively on standby at present.

 

We will be updating our Facebook page regularly as we draw nearer to a favourable weather window so please consider supporting us as we prepare to complete this epic adventure. https://www.facebook.com/FoiltheStrait

 

We have provided a range of rewards that might appeal to you when considering your pledge. These have been generously provided by White Cloud Kiteboarding. Alternatively feel free to make a donation amount of your choosing by selecting "Make a pledge without a reward" tier and enter your new amount.

 

Please feel free share and definitely get in touch if you'd like to participate in supporting this event in any way.

 

Thank you so much for your support!

 

Justin and Brian

https://www.facebook.com/FoiltheStrait

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Updates 3

New award: Home made Fruit Bread

05/12/2020 at 10:22 AM

Check out the new award: Brian will make you a delicious bara brith.

New Award

03/12/2020 at 9:40 PM

Brian will make you $15 of South African biltong.

Check out hte new reward!

Planning Update

02/12/2020 at 8:28 AM

Kia ora koutou!

Thanks to all of our pledgers, we're stoked to have already received so much support!

Justin and I have been getting out as much as we can when the turbulent weather and our busy lives have allowed. Testing gear, fitness, planning and avoiding injuries is the name of the game at the moment.

We've added a new Award for some local kiters who wannt to help us launch land at Oterongo Bay. We have permission for two vehicles and have space to take 5 people.

The pledge amount for the Production Credits has also been reduced so you can get your name mentioned in our film. Our eyes are peeled looking for a suitable forecast from this Saturday!

You can help by please supporting us and spread the word!

    Pledgers 35

    Anonymous pledger
    2020-12-08 12:15:21 +1300

    "Kia kaha!"

    Scott Tiffen
    2020-12-08 12:15:11 +1300

    "This is very cool - Nuts, but very cool. Good luck to you both!"

    Kelsey Michele
    2020-12-08 11:11:30 +1300

    "Good luck guys, so excited to see it all unfold! Chris and Kelsey "

    Dale Warburton
    2020-12-07 22:58:00 +1300
    Harriet Rose
    2020-12-06 21:15:19 +1300
    iuri lima
    2020-12-06 20:09:07 +1300
    Reuben Glen
    2020-12-06 12:56:04 +1300

    "Enya - Orinoco Flow (Sail Away)"

    Kevan Anderton
    2020-12-06 07:05:23 +1300

    "You can do it !"

    Radford
    2020-12-05 23:27:15 +1300

    "All the best!"

    Barbara Tenner
    2020-12-05 23:15:39 +1300
    aidy sanders
    2020-12-05 21:25:42 +1300

    "good luck guys, heres wishing for steadyish winds and calmish seas, i cant wait to hear all about it "

    Brett
    2020-12-04 11:09:03 +1300

    "Wishing you guys all the best and a successful crossing!!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2020-12-03 22:28:23 +1300

    "Good luck!"

    Evan Thomas
    2020-12-02 19:07:08 +1300

    "Stay safe fellas and hopefully December brings a good window, can't wait to see this one ticked off! "

    Anonymous pledger
    2020-12-02 10:22:41 +1300

    "Good luck guys!"

    Saffy Michelle
    2020-12-01 22:40:57 +1300

    "You are my hero! Wishing you a safe and fun journey! Love from Saffy and Jas xx"

    AsmOdée Oo
    2020-11-24 21:57:39 +1300

    "From Kinou, Maya and Amandine"

    Tristan Sansiquet
    2020-11-24 21:05:09 +1300
    Andrew Dominguez
    2020-11-24 03:19:41 +1300

    "Good luck Brian!! -Your old kite buddy Booties"

    simonjamesbaxter
    2020-11-23 15:56:05 +1300

    "Thanks for the ideas and help windy Wellingtonians Slydog"

    Roman
    2020-11-22 21:16:37 +1300
    Diego
    2020-11-22 15:31:26 +1300

    "Legends!! Good winds"

    Peter Michalik
    2020-11-20 18:03:13 +1300

    "You got this! "

    Scott Williamson
    2020-11-20 11:43:50 +1300

    "Awesome challenge guys. Looks like an epic adventure, wishing you both all the best. "

    Josh Dry
    2020-11-17 08:52:18 +1300

    "Dog speed!"

    Ryan Evans
    2020-11-16 19:33:15 +1300

    "Go Waltron!!!"

    Tom Rollandi
    2020-11-16 19:17:40 +1300
    Roger Constable
    2020-11-16 16:26:41 +1300
    Muneya Shino
    2020-11-16 10:59:52 +1300
    James Gwinnett
    2020-11-16 05:12:06 +1300

    "Brian, this is insane and incredible! I love a good adventure story so look forward to seeing the fruits of your labours. Top work, pal."

    Followers

    Followers of Cook Strait Kite-Hydrofoil Crossing

    Cook Strait Kite-Hydrofoil Crossing

    Project 2020-10-15 15:14:23 +1300

    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 we have ourselves a mission!

     

    We 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. Our course will take us on a 60km return mission which we plan to complete in under 3 hours!

     

    We are extremely excited to have commissioned Phil Rush from Cook Strait Swim to provide boat support so effectively on standby at present.

     

    We will be updating our Facebook page regularly as we draw nearer to a favourable weather window so please consider supporting us as we prepare to complete this epic adventure. https://www.facebook.com/FoiltheStrait

     

    We have provided a range of rewards that might appeal to you when considering your pledge. These have been generously provided by White Cloud Kiteboarding. Alternatively feel free to make a donation amount of your choosing by selecting "Make a pledge without a reward" tier and enter your new amount.

     

    Please feel free share and definitely get in touch if you'd like to participate in supporting this event in any way.

     

    Thank you so much for your support!

     

    Justin and Brian

    https://www.facebook.com/FoiltheStrait

    Comments

    New award: Home made Fruit Bread

    05/12/2020 at 10:22 AM

    Check out the new award: Brian will make you a delicious bara brith.

    New Award

    03/12/2020 at 9:40 PM

    Brian will make you $15 of South African biltong.

    Check out hte new reward!

    Planning Update

    02/12/2020 at 8:28 AM

    Kia ora koutou!

    Thanks to all of our pledgers, we're stoked to have already received so much support!

    Justin and I have been getting out as much as we can when the turbulent weather and our busy lives have allowed. Testing gear, fitness, planning and avoiding injuries is the name of the game at the moment.

    We've added a new Award for some local kiters who wannt to help us launch land at Oterongo Bay. We have permission for two vehicles and have space to take 5 people.

    The pledge amount for the Production Credits has also been reduced so you can get your name mentioned in our film. Our eyes are peeled looking for a suitable forecast from this Saturday!

    You can help by please supporting us and spread the word!

      Anonymous pledger
      2020-12-08 12:15:21 +1300

      "Kia kaha!"

      Scott Tiffen
      2020-12-08 12:15:11 +1300

      "This is very cool - Nuts, but very cool. Good luck to you both!"

      Kelsey Michele
      2020-12-08 11:11:30 +1300

      "Good luck guys, so excited to see it all unfold! Chris and Kelsey "

      Dale Warburton
      2020-12-07 22:58:00 +1300
      Harriet Rose
      2020-12-06 21:15:19 +1300
      iuri lima
      2020-12-06 20:09:07 +1300
      Reuben Glen
      2020-12-06 12:56:04 +1300

      "Enya - Orinoco Flow (Sail Away)"

      Kevan Anderton
      2020-12-06 07:05:23 +1300

      "You can do it !"

      Radford
      2020-12-05 23:27:15 +1300

      "All the best!"

      Barbara Tenner
      2020-12-05 23:15:39 +1300
      aidy sanders
      2020-12-05 21:25:42 +1300

      "good luck guys, heres wishing for steadyish winds and calmish seas, i cant wait to hear all about it "

      Brett
      2020-12-04 11:09:03 +1300

      "Wishing you guys all the best and a successful crossing!!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2020-12-03 22:28:23 +1300

      "Good luck!"

      Evan Thomas
      2020-12-02 19:07:08 +1300

      "Stay safe fellas and hopefully December brings a good window, can't wait to see this one ticked off! "

      Anonymous pledger
      2020-12-02 10:22:41 +1300

      "Good luck guys!"

      Saffy Michelle
      2020-12-01 22:40:57 +1300

      "You are my hero! Wishing you a safe and fun journey! Love from Saffy and Jas xx"

      AsmOdée Oo
      2020-11-24 21:57:39 +1300

      "From Kinou, Maya and Amandine"

      Tristan Sansiquet
      2020-11-24 21:05:09 +1300
      Andrew Dominguez
      2020-11-24 03:19:41 +1300

      "Good luck Brian!! -Your old kite buddy Booties"

      simonjamesbaxter
      2020-11-23 15:56:05 +1300

      "Thanks for the ideas and help windy Wellingtonians Slydog"

      Roman
      2020-11-22 21:16:37 +1300
      Diego
      2020-11-22 15:31:26 +1300

      "Legends!! Good winds"

      Peter Michalik
      2020-11-20 18:03:13 +1300

      "You got this! "

      Scott Williamson
      2020-11-20 11:43:50 +1300

      "Awesome challenge guys. Looks like an epic adventure, wishing you both all the best. "

      Josh Dry
      2020-11-17 08:52:18 +1300

      "Dog speed!"

      Ryan Evans
      2020-11-16 19:33:15 +1300

      "Go Waltron!!!"

      Tom Rollandi
      2020-11-16 19:17:40 +1300
      Roger Constable
      2020-11-16 16:26:41 +1300
      Muneya Shino
      2020-11-16 10:59:52 +1300
      James Gwinnett
      2020-11-16 05:12:06 +1300

      "Brian, this is insane and incredible! I love a good adventure story so look forward to seeing the fruits of your labours. Top work, pal."

      Followers of Cook Strait Kite-Hydrofoil Crossing

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 08/12/2020 at 1:00 PM.
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      Brian Will Bake You A Bara Brith Loaf Of Bread
      Brian Will Bake You A Spelt Flour Loaf Of Bread
      Brian Will Make You $15 Worth Of Biltong
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      White Cloud Store Credit $60
      A Ticket To The Premier In Wellington
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      Production Credits
      White Cloud Store Credit $500
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