- Stefanie Hasbauer
- 1210.00 kilometre(s)
- Portugal (Porto)
The longest journey by electric skateboard is 1210 km (751 mi) and was achieved by Stefanie Hasbauer (Germany), in Porto, Portugal, on 6 January 2020.
Stefanie is 29 years old and currently works as a photographer and windsurfing teacher at Lake Chiemsee in Germany.
She wanted to attempt this record as she likes to challenge herself: "I went to school, I finished uni and I got a job but I am just not the person to do the same thing every day. So I quit and started to do long distance travelling trips."
Stefanie started skateboarding when she was 12 years old and found her passion for longboarding at few years later. But why skateboarding? "I chose skating because I love it so much, I take a longboard with me every time I go travelling. It is the best way to explore new countries", she explains.
In addition to this amazing achievement, Stefanie has also completed many tours: "My experiences in travelling through almost 40 countries started at 16 years old, when I went to Cape Town in South Africa. Since then I am bitten by the travel bug. I am trying to do long distance travelling with different travel methods."
However, the record attempt was not without drama... Stefanie's skateboard was stolen! She left it alone while doing some last minute preparations to begin the journey, then when she returned, the board was gone! She thought she was dreaming but eventually she found it behind some trees. Stefanie also experienced 10 flat tyres throughout her attempt - not ideal!
Despite cold, rainy days and nights, with fingers so cold she couldn't use the remote control anymore, Stefanie powered through the journey. She said listening to punk music really gave her the energy to skate 8 to 10 hours a day. She also met many amazing people along the way, and had some delicious meals, notably a nice dinner with a Portuguese grandma on an open fire!