Bruno Sroka Kite Sailed From France To Ireland

Samuel Reason | October 2nd, 2019

One kitesurfer has made the impressive voyage between the French village of Aber Wrac’h and the Irish town of Crosshaven. This is a voyage of 240 nautical miles, which is over 444 kilometers, and it took Stroka over 17 hours in the open sea to complete the voyage.

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Sailing for over 17 hours in the Celtic Sea, it was the challenge that Sroka imposed on himself first. He plans to later cross the Mediterranean Sea and then has set his sights on the Atlantic Ocean. Kitesurfing is seen as a dangerous sport, mostly because you can be blown in any direction and are completely at the mercy of the winds. Many kitesurfers have been blown out to open sea, and have faced having to cut off their kite. When this happens then in the best case scenarios they can swim to shore.

Of course, Stroka was trying to surf out to the open sea on purpose. Leaving the French sands of Aber Wrac’h beach at 6:20 AM, and by 11 AM he had only completed one-third of his journey. Luckily he enjoyed strong and stable winds throughout his challenging venture. And by 10:40 PM he had made it to Ireland, completing his journey with a cross from Brittany to the Bay of Cork.

Stroka knew that the start of his challenge would be quite easy, it was, however, the end where the real difficulty began. One there was the fatigue of the journey itself and then also as he made it closer to Ireland the winds became very light. The last 10 miles were near impossible, but Stroda with his years’ experience of kitesurfing was able to successfully continue sailing. And when he finally landed, it was high time for a party.

Kitesurfing is an extreme sport that can be traced back to the 1900s, an innovator by the name of Samuel Cody made a man-lifting kite in 1903 and succeeded in crossing the English Channel with a lightweight canvas boat powered by his kite. Though it wasn’t until 1977 when Gijsbertus Adrianus Panhuise invented the type of water surfboards with wind catching parachutes that we know today.

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