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|Man vs The Elements|
|Tuesday, 16 April 2013 00:00|
World speed record breaker, Sam Lutman-Pauc, who set the best time kitesurfing across the English Channel last October, has launched his latest extreme challenge the ‘Volvo Cold Water Project’. It’s a case of man versus the elements with Sam looking to take on some of the British Isles’ most dramatic, powerful coastlines, kitesurfing in a variety of conditions and breaks that have never been tackled before.
“The Cold Water Project has been bubbling away in my head now for a number of years and with the support of Volvo Car UK, this dream will finally become an exciting reality. I’ve been kitesurfing for 12 years and all I want to do is expose this amazing sport to as wide an audience as possible. If that means doing more crazy stuff to raise awareness of, and educate people on, what an incredible and safe sport kitesurfing is today then I can’t do enough. That’s what I’m all about,” said the extreme kitesurfer.
Sam has already spent time in Cornwall, where he kick started the project. Next he heads to Wales, followed by the Hebrides, with the project culminating in Loch Ness, where Sam will attempt to break his second world speed record, crossing the length of the infamous Loch.
Sam will be joined on his epic adventure by a small film crew who are looking to capture his adrenaline filled escapade for a ‘road trip’ style documentary that showcases the sport at its best whilst highlighting the raw, geographical elements. A screening of the documentary is planned for late summer/early autumn.