Surf and ski world record attempt challenges crew in New Zealand

Posted By: The Ski Channel on September 22, 2010 10:09 am

A four-man crew made up of some of New Zealand’s top ski and surf personalities have completed a historic first: Traveling the length of the country in five days, while skiing a different summit and surfing a different break every day.

Coming together for the world record mission were Kingswood Skis founder Alex Herbert; pro skier Tom Dunbar; pro snowboarder Maria Kuzma; and skier and surfer Angus Kebbell.

The ambitious journey took five action-packed days that saw the group drive, helicopter, ferry, fly, surf, snowboard, and ski the length of the country from Cape Reinga to Bluff.

The trip was not without some changes to the schedule however as the team had to modify their itinerary due to the ever-changing conditions. The road trip participants finished their mission with a helicopter ride to Mt Aspiring, home of the World Heli Challenge, skiing the 3033m peak, before heading into the the snowstorm that has now blanketed the South Island’s peaks with a few feet of fresh powder.

The surf and ski adventure ended at Colac Bay, where the four surfed amid howling winds, snow, and hail.