Now this looks like a flat water paradise indeed! These guys show us how relaxing and fun a lightwind session can be. It seems like a great learning spot.
The spot looks pretty closed to me so you can always ride, no matter the wind direction, without worrying that you will not be able to reach the shore if something goes wrong with the kite or if you have hard time going upwind.
There are no hills or any big obstacles in sight to make the wind gusty so it should be nice and constant.
It is so much easier to keep an edge when riding on flat water. It allows you to concentrate more on the kite, learn new tricks or just relax and enjoy the sun and wind in your hair while riding.
The only downside I see are those weeds in the water. They tend to tangle arround your ancles if you have to swim. You have to keep your body as high and as flat on the water as you can when passing through them. Here a swimming vest would come in handy.
Friday, February 18, 2011
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Here is a nice video of a pretty hot russian kiteboarder. :) Her name is Dina Muldasheva. She first started to kitesurf in 2008. Later she was sponsored by Liquid Force and now by F-One. This video was shot in Red Sea, Egypt.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Friday, July 11, 2008
Take a look at this inspirational kitesurfing video with good music and a short interview with Angela Peral!
Thursday, July 3, 2008
To start kiting you just need to:
- Find a wise ass who will explain to you the basics of wind and kite behaviour. They are everywhere and they are all " competent". If you can't find one... don't worry they will find you ;)
- Find yourself some kite slaves to help you with landing and starting the kite if necessary and retrieving the board if lost in the water.
- Get in the water keeping the kite high above your head where it doesn't pull.Play with it a little bit just to get the feeling of it. You can do some body dragging by making bigger turns with the kite forcing it to enter deeper into the wind window.
- Lay on your back keeping the kite at 12 o'clock above your head and put the kiteboard on your feet. (or make one of your kiteslaves help you with that)If your front leg is the left one turn the kite slightly to the right and then make a sharp turn to the left steering it right through the center of the power zone and... there you go kitesurfing!!!
...or not exactly. :) Don't loose hope! Keep your legs slightly bent (especially the rear one)After a few more attempts you'll manage to stand up on the board with a big grin on your face.
- Once you've managed to stand on the board park the kite in the power zone and enjoy your ride!If there is no enough wind you can work the kite up and down through the power zone in order to generate more power.
- Don't forget to throw your kiteslaves a bone!Otherwise next time you need their help they won't be so enthusiastic