A record attempt
On the 3rd of September 2016 the Plastic Soup Surfer and board shaper Hoogendijk set of to cross the North Sea on kite-foil board made from plastic bottles. The 190km crossing marked the start of a petition that called for the implementation of deposit fee on small PET bottles of which 75 million are littered in the Netherlands on a yearly basis.
( This petition got signed by nearly 60 thousand people and was presented in parliament in February 2017.)
The crossing proved a bigger challenge than expected due to changing weather conditions, current and sea state