After much preparation and training, Natalie departed from Stanley in North West Tasmania at 6:30am and kitesurfed solo and non-stop all the way across Bass Straight, landing at Venus Bay in Victoria at about 4:15pm.
Natalie broke the previous record for kitesurfing across Bass Strait, set by James Weight and Ben Morrison Jack in late 2009, by 2 hours completing the trip in around 9 hours 30 minutes.
Natalie is also the first female and solo kitesurfer to make the crossing. She was accompanied by a support boat for the trip.
The total distance covered was approximately 240km.
Natalie made the crossing to raise funds for the Swim 4 All Foundation who are still accepting donations.
Into the surf at Venus Bay (Photo: Natalie Clarke)
Arrived: on the beach at Venus Bay (Photo: Natalie Clarke)