Description

Gliding in New Zealand is largely dependent on the prevailing westerly wind which, when crossing the country’s backbone of mountains, provides wave conditions extraordinaire. The “Roaring Forties”, as New Zealanders know their prevailing wind, constantly flows onto the east coast of both islands, but in recent times pilots have been experimenting with lift that is generated from the sand dunes that prevail along the coastal edge of the North Island. This is the story of the first attempts. Running time is 27 minutes