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The Kite the Reef Expedition – amazing and crazy on so many levels

Sharks, crocodiles, wipeouts, it’s all part of it. It was never going to be easy. It’s a highly ambitious project, no one has kitesurfed this part of the Barrier Reef before.” - Kite the Reef co-ordinator Alex Unsworth

MyNetFone is proudly sponsoring 'Kite the Reef' - a record breaking kitesurfing expedition, comprised of 10 members who are attempting to kitesurf 1,000km to raise money for Motor Neuron Disease. The Kite the Reef team have so far traversed over 850km, been involved in shark attacks, supported by Sir Richard Branson, and had the event pre-approved by the Guinness World Records!

Here’s a few facts about the kitesurfing journey:

  • The team are already over 850km down, and are on track to reach their 1000km goal today – you can follow their progress via the live GPS
  • When they complete the journey the team will make it into the Guinness World Records and hold the longest kitesurf journey record. In fact they have already shot through the existing record of 830km.
  • Fundraising for the Kite The Reef's MND cause has so far received $88,000! Well done team! There is still time for donations, so hopefully that figure is still to climb. 
  • Jess Digs, a member of the team, has now broken the female world record for the longest continuous kite surf journey. 
  • Sir Richard Branson, is backing the Kite the Reef crew and wrote a personal article about it - read Richard Branson's post 
  • A shark attacks one of the kitesurfers on the journey and takes a bite of her iPhone - read the news article

Today is the predicted D-Day for the crew, expecting to reach their 1000km goal. Nature has sure thrown some spanners in the works for the team, supplying setbacks due to a lack of wind on their first day, shark attacks, and delivering a wipeout so fierce it broke trip co-ordinator Alex Unsworth’s leg and four places and pulled him out of the expedition.

Natural forces, world records, celebrity endorsement and safety threats have all been part of this inspiring MND fundraising journey for the team, who have remain unshaken in the midst of it all.

Good luck reaching your 1000km goal today Kite the Reef team! You have truly inspired us with your humility and tenacity, MyNetFone is proud to support you and the cause you are fundraising for.

There is still time to donate…click the link here

 

     

 

 

 

 

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