Trying to capture the feeling of what it’s like on the surfboard – though the waves look tiny here! They look much bigger in real life – honest!
Winter winds from the north are cold, powerful winds all the way from China. they start early and finish early, but bring us 18-23kts regularly. Waves are 1-2m which isn’t big, but you won’t get much bigger in Thailand.
First try with the GoPro!
Many many thanks to James at BBR – http://www.brackleshamboardriders.co.uk/ – for very kindly giving me the GoPro. I guess he must have thought i was a great instructor when i was working for him! (little did he know…) but seriously – big thanks James, it’s very very appreciated.
So we had 18-25kts, 1-2m waves, and i was flying on my 7m. A little underpowered at times, but not half bad!
November-December is winter time in Thailand, so the North East monsoon winds kick in. We get 15-18kts pretty regular, and then some days 20-25kts. Nice!!
Stephen spent 2 weeks here and learnt to kitesurf amazingly quickly!! Probably quicker than his younger brother Andrew – or am I starting some family rivalry there? Andrew shows us many times how to jump – and splash – in this video. Keep up the splashing Andrew! That’s the beauty of watching Kitesurfing – if you see someone seeing a good trick everyone goes ‘ooooh!!!’. If you see someone crashing hard everyone still goes ‘ooooohhhh!!!’. Either way it’s a crowd pleaser!!
My little brother learns to kitesurf!
Ian came all the way from Australia to learn with us – that’s how much he wanted to learn with his big brother. It’s taken him a few tries, but now he’s up and riding well. Good job bruv!!!
We hosted our first ever masterclass in early March – “Intermediate Tricks with Intermediate Col!” Why ‘intermediate col’? Check out the new Progression Intermediate DVD due to be released very soon. I am officially intermediate!!
The PKRA – Professional Kiteboard Riders Association came to Hua Hin for the first competition of 2010. It was a fantastic setting, great competition, and lots of fun. It’s truly amazing to see professional kiteboarders throwing tricks right in front of you.
Col’s favourite videos
5x world champion Aaron Hadlow
Ruben Lenten – if brave has a name, it’s Lenten…
Robbie Naish – a modern day legend
Wakeboarding behind the Airstylerskiteschool support boat (in my dreams…)