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Voyage to Van Diemen’s Land

Voyage to Van Diemen’s Land

Van Diemen’s Land was the original name used by most Europeans for the island of Tasmania, now part of Australia. The Dutch explorer Abel Tasman was the first European to land on the shores of Tasmania.

Located directly in the Roaring Forties and fully exposed the brunt of the Southern Ocean swells Van Diemen’s Land has been on my radar for a fair while already. I followed the great pioneers in their explorer-spirit and my discovery voyage took me 7200km back and forth crisscrossing around the entire island. Considering it’s only 315 km (180 miles) from west to east and 286 km (175 miles) north to south, I scoped out ‘quite a few’ places here and changed my return ticket twice as I simply could not get enough of it. I had found kite-wonderland!

Read the full story about this once-in-a-lifetime adventure in english in the leading international magazine Kiteworld right here! Just simply scroll down and chose if you wanted to download the pdf or to read online. And the beautiful 10 page spread in the mag simply confirms how special this trip was 🙂

If English is not your mother tongue, don’t despair, here’s the German version on 10.5 pages in, the Spanish version on 6 pages in Surf a Vela or the French on 10 pages in Kiteboarder Mag.  



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NAME : Kiteworld

RELEASE DATE : October 2014


CATEGORIES : publications, travel stories

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