Two coasts, 40 kilometers and over 400 competitors: welcome to Red Bull Coast 2 Coast, the most brutal kitesurfing marathon in the world. In 2015, participants were tasked with completing the journey from the German island of Fehmarn all the way to the Danish coast and back again. “Grueling” hardly covers it.
The 40-km trip across the churning Baltic Sea, full of strong swells and heavy currents, has to be completed in one go – no breaks allowed. Only those who strike the perfect balance between kitesurfing technique, strategy and endurance have a chance to emerge from the water victorious.
Experience the insanity for yourself in the video above.