I haven’t been lazing all this holiday! Today marks a monumental occassion, I achieved a surf in Kitesurfing today!
After 3 days, today I was able to stand up using a 12 metre (thats huge!) Kite to propel me across the crystal clear waters in Cabarete, Dominican Republic.
Taught by a wicked French Kitesurf professional, I finally cracked it! Its an amazing experience!
Just flying the kite is hard enough! You constantly have to battle with the wind to prevent the kite from pulling you in the wrong direction! In my time at the Kite Club, my school for the three days, I saw many beginners getting dragged, wiping out and getting tangled with other kiters. I’ve never seen so many kites! Kites everywhere!, all sizes and all colours! At one point I counted up to fifty plus kiters in the water, its like the M25 with kites!
I now fully intend to become an “independent” rider, by taking some more lessons back in Brighton, although it won’t be as lush as doing it in boardshorts and sunnies!