Zane Breaks M2M Crossing Record Wingfoiling with the FreeWing PRO Race Wing
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In a mind-blowing 1hr 37mins, Zane Schweitzer completed the rugged Pailolo Channel crossing of 27 miles (43.5km) at an average speed of 16.7 miles per hour (26.9 km/h) to set the new M2M crossing record.
With an average speed topping 11 miles per hour, Zane broke the record set by fellow Maui waterman Kai Lenny back in 2018.
Zane rode the new FreeWing PRO race wing and the Starboard Xtra wingfoil race board. The PRO features ultimate in wing technology combining a durable X-ply canopy with a lightweight and stiff airframe thanks to the advanced Ho’okipa.
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The Pailolo Channel separates the islands of Molokai and Maui. Some 8.4 miles (13.5 km) at its narrowest, it is one of the windiest and roughest in the Hawaiian Islands. The annual Maui-to-Molokai crossing race takes place over a 27-mile course through the infamous Pailolo Channel, where watermen challenge themselves to complete the crossing on all forms of non-motorised craft from windsurfing, kitesurfing, to SUP, and now to wing foil. The race has earned a reputation of being one of the most tedious in the world, pushing its competitors to the brink of exhaustion.
Video Credits: Matty Schweitzer/ Island Eye Productions