Alex Caizergues has set a new world speed kiteboarding record (56.62 knots) in Salin-de-Giraud, France this month, beating American rider Rob Douglas who set the last record of 55.65 knots in 2010.
The French kiteboarder came about his world record during the third edition of “Salt and Speed”, when the record came.
“I am delighted. It’s great, it’s fantastic. We validate the capabilities of our spot. We knew for a while that this could happen, we could go very quickly”, says Alex Caizergues.
“In a north wind blowing between 45 and 50 knots, I made at least 15 runs and every time I was over 50 knots. I enjoyed a good burst to accelerate.”