Saturday, April 19, 2014

Roman Candle

Romain, from Canada, Lit up Chapin Beach today even though the wind was light. It's inspiring watching what this guy does with a kite! He uses it like an anti-gravity machine.

I also do a downwinder to Sandy Neck parking lot, take a taxi back. I've been wanting to try this for awhile. The taxi idea opens up a lot of possibilities! It's all about that feeling of freedom.

Chapin, Kitesurfed, 6-18, N, NNE, NE, 12M Rally/ Mako150, with Romain, Fariz, Noel.
Downwinder, Chapin to Sandy Neck, 17M Fat Lady/ Flx 138, Solo.

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Big Kite, Little Wind

This is not an adrenaline session. Josh, Matt and I make the most of what little scraps of wind we can find. At least we get some beautiful Spring sunshine to whet our appetites for the warm season coming up.

 Revere, Kitesurfed, NE, E, 8-13, 17M Fat Lady/Mako King, with Josh, Matt.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Don't Tangle With a Kiter

I'm at Hardings beach, laying out my lines. An elderly man approaches and asks in an earnest voice, "are you insane"? he looks at me quizzically. I don't tell him that this sunny, warm day feels tropical to me after kiting all Winter. "Some people say I am," I reply, "but I'm happy." That seems to satisfy him. He walks off right through my gear, getting himself completely tangled up in my lines.

2 Sessions
-First Encounter, Kitesurfed, WNW, 8-22, 12M Rally/Flx 138, with Charlie, others.
-Hardings/Ridgevale/Monomoy, Kitesurfed, SW, 13-23, 10M Rally/Mako150, with Keith, Lisa, others.

Picture- Ridgevale Beach Slick