Friday, September 25, 2009

Kitesurfing GPS

I have had a few questions about the GPS I use for logging my kiting sessions. Currently, I am using a Garmin Foretrex 101 pictured below.

I don't quite trust the waterproofing, so I have taken the wrist band off and put in it a waterproof pouch, which I then put in the front pocket of my buoyancy vest. If I don't wear my vest I cannot use it, so I have also purchased a Pacqua waterproof arm pouch.

If you want to get serious and try for a speed record, you can read about which GPS units to use the Navi GT31 or Navi GT11 ) is recommended, at You can also upload your track logs to this site and compare with others how you are going.

For more information see GPS for kitesurfing - Kitesurfing Handbook

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Bass Strait crossed by kitesurfing - a world first

Bass Straight, the stretch of water that separates Tasmania from the Australian mainland, has been crossed by kitesurfing for the first time.

Ben Morrison-Jack and James Weight, both aged 33, completed the 260km journey from Stanley, landing at Apollo Bay in Victoria's southwest early on Wednesday night. The trip took just under 12 hours,

  • Departure: leaving Stanley in Tasmania's north at 7am (AEST).
  • Arrival: Apollo Bay, Victoria
  • Duration: 12 hours (approx)
  • Distance: 260km (approx)
  • Support boat was used