Windy July in OBX
Wow it looks like Hatty repeats its pattern and we get few years in a roll of great SW for weeks in July.
We had lots of fun with Andrew, he is experienced wakeboarder and surfer, so our goal was to learn the kite control. We dedicated our first lesson to body dragging and power strokes. On our second the the results of the progress come fast, Andrew was on the board and riding in minutes!!! More info at: http://www.kiteclubhatteras.com/our-students/
Sang’s Lesson with our guest instructor from San Francisco Euginia.
June 4th, 2012
We wen out on NNE wind at the north side of Avon. Going little further of the beach give us clean wind and shallow water. Sang had lots of fun on 6m Switchblade working on kite control and body dragging with our IKO instructor Euginia visiting from San Francisco
Jochen started his first lesson last year, but we didn’t have a chance to do much due to the weather conditions. But this time starteed with going over the basics such as body dragging and generating power with the kite., and after master the moves we proceed to water start and riding. By the third day both Alejandro and Jochen had steady getting up and riding both directio0ns. We enjoyed long downwinder rides in the flat shallow water of the Pamlico sound north of Avon where the depth is only 2 feet, and boat rides on the way back with few cold beers
They re part of the huge group of Mass kiters that show up at the end of April. We great time, lots of wind. Ashley really progressed for the 3 days of lessons with Kite Club Hatteras, and Nick enjoyed the boat support downwinder on the Soundm due to the offshore wind we had to chase him with the boat as he was going away from the shore:) Ashley got lucky at the ruffle at the end of the trip and she won brand new 9m Ocean Rodeo Rise.
Erin Swain has been writing about her experiences learning to kiteboard. We will continue to bring you updates from Erin about her experiences throughout the season. You can follow Erin’s blog at http://www.thekiteboarder.com/2011/11/erin-swain-lessons-for-self-sufficient-riders
Will a lesson benefit a Self Sufficient Rider?? Kite Club Hatteras had my answer…
With a new 9M Epic Renegade and a borrowed Aggression kiteboard, I was curious to see what a lesson could do for my progress. I headed down to Avon to meet up with a Bulgarian and his girlfriend. They run a kite school and I had met them up at Jockeys Ridge a couple weeks prior to this meeting. Christo is the one that is going to take me out for a lesson. He is IKO certified, which is big in Europe. I am excited and tell him that all I can do is stay upwind, and I just started trying the slide turn on my heel edge as to not sink in the water. I have successfully performed the slide turn, but not every attempt. read more…
Cony is 16 years old Canadian guy that has been flying only trainer kites before. After playing for 30 min with 11m Cabrinha he was able to get up and start riding. Not to forget the wakeboarding experience as well:)