January roundup: 12-30kts 25 days this month
An amazing January! Usually I expect the wind to die around mid-January, but this year it just carried on and on! Some days were a bit ‘challenging’ for learning – up to 2m waves and one day 20 gusting 30kts. But I expect that in winter – students get a day off and instructors get to play!
We had a lovely meal for my birthday – Korean bbq. Very cheap very lovely food – and some champagne to go with it. Well it is my birthday!!
Here’s a link to our facebook page where there are more pictures: look at 2014 – January
December roundup: 12-25kts 22 days this month
Lots of good days this December – wind starting around 10am often continuing until 4pm. Not many cloudy days and lots and lots of sun!
And father christmas brought us lots of wind for the Christmas week – thank you Santa!
Here’s a link to our facebook page where there are more pictures: look at 2013 – December
Well not exactly star – actually mostly you only see the back of my head – but i’m there! And J co-starred in the race – spot the big flysurfer!
The show is a primetime Thai TV drama watched by a lot of people, and the stars are very well known. A few of Na’s friends called her and said ‘I saw your husband on TV!!’ Proud moments for Na, and of course very proud for me.
The plotline basically is the stars are at the beach for the weekend and 2 of the main stars learn kitesurfing and have a race together. Unfortunately the wind didn’t appear until right at the end, when only J and I could get out to race. So i couldn’t teach them, but we had great fun ‘acting’ kitesurfing. Notice in the real show the determination on their faces in the close-ups, and the complete lack of hair movement. Anything’s possible in a movie!
There’s a regular show following the stars, and the making of the drama. Skip to 10:20 to see the kitesurfing section. Spot Na in there too!
The main drama aired a few weeks after that – here’s our starring episode! Skip to 04:08 to see the back of my head again, and of course a Col-style double thumbs up, and the real race starts at 05:38.
Thanks to J for waiting around for ages to race with me, thanks to Na for being the translator as usual, and thanks to Tuey for being – well Tuey.
The season’s here!!
This week we’ve had awsome wind – 16-20kts every day, and nearly every day sunny. Wind starts around 9, sometimes earlier, and has been ok at 3 sometimes 4pm.
Welcome to the 2013/14 season!
Well the wind really came for us this March! Wind every day, sometimes starting at 11am. Usually it comes at 1pm, so the early starts were killing us all! It’s strange to see such good wind and nobody on the water! We’ve all got lazy…
Massive success for all our students this month – it’s really easy to learn kitesurfing when the conditions are so good.
But not to take any credit away from our students – well done to all!
Here’s a link to our facebook page where there are more pictures – look in Photos>Albums>March 2013
First half of feb wasn’t so good, then it all came good at the end!
I’m very proud of Lennard this month – he got riding in 3 days. He wasn’t sure he could do it – he’s only 10years old – but he did!! Well done Lenny!
And of course his mum and dad are very very proud too!!
Here’s a link to our facebook page where there are more pictures – look in Photos>Albums>2013 – February
What do we do if there’s no wind? Sailing!!
We were all hopeful for wind on Mel’s birthday, but unfortunately it didn’t come. But no worries, we have a fantastic no wind alternative. Jay and Mel have been on the ‘Col course’ for a couple of weeks now, Rachel and Jason were here to try kiting but we only got the trainer kite out. But no problems, let’s learn to sail!
Here’s a link to our facebook page where there are more pictures – look in Photos>Photos of Airstylers Kite School
2013 Blade Kites are on their way!!
We’ve put in an order so 2013 kites will be available for test from the start of November. Come and try!
Here’s a link to the online catalogue, to see the specs and colours. Enjoy!
A sneak peek at the 2013 color scheme for the Trigger – as far as I know…
We’ll be ordering in October to get them in November sometime. Right at the start of the season!
A beautiful picture of one of the Blade Denmark dealers, Kevin klostermann riding the Prime 13.