For Brian Kiss von Soly ’s 21st birthday he was given a Guinness World Record book. Unbeknownst to his gift giving friends, this present lit a fire in Brian who was determined to create a record of his own.
He initially attempted to beat the record for eating a raw onion the quickest, but that requires more training than his 15 years of kiting experience.
Instead Brian’s passion for adventure and thrill of the unknown spawned the idea to set a new record for longest distance travelled on a kiteboard. Brian is doing it solo, and camping, unlike the previous record holder who had a support team carrying all he needs in a back pack.
Brian will beat a kitesurfing Guinness World Record when he hits Narooma.
The crew at Surfing Maps said of the adventure "Leaving the beach on 28th December 2020, with kite and board in tow – emergency equipment, a gas cooker, electronics, water, rations, a hammock, thongs, 1 pair of undies, and a shitload of determination."
You can follow Brian’s journey online through a Garvin interactive website.
Brian needs to beat the distance of 862km. This current record was achieved in 2015 by Francisco Lufinha who travelled from Lisbon to Madeira in Portugal.