Kitesurfing, kiteboarding shop & school. Lessons - Durban, PE, J-Bay, Cape Town
Of all the days on the expedition, this is the one that I was looking forward to the most. It’s the most untouched and inaccessible part of the coastline that we are traversing. I drove it once, with my best mate and his old man, before the ban on beach driving. It was a fantastic day back then, what better than to do it again with another close mate and a pair of kites. Epic.
After waking up with another dull ache between the eyes (thanks Hansa), we headed down to the beach full of…Continue
After a very enthusiastic and excited afternoon in Ponta Yesterday, we woke up with the not-so-subtle after effects of one too many 2M! Riaan Manser would’ve suggested that this is not the optimal way to start an expedition and I would have to agree, nonetheless, our excitement quickly overcame the dull ache between my eyes and by 9am, we were charged and ready to set off on the adventure of our lifetimes.
We should’ve waited for the North Westerly wind to swing North easterly, but we…Continue
Added by Fred Kloren on August 16, 2012 at 12:30 — No Comments
By Zach Buchan
The reality of the adventure is starting to dawn on me. I remember this feeling from before we went to the South Pole. Six months before you go (particularly if you’ve had a few toots) it’s pure excitement, but as you get closer (and minus the cabernet), some of the realities start hitting home.
No doubt, this will be exponentially more comfortable than the expedition in Antarctica, but there’s still quite a bit of concern.…Continue
Added by Fred Kloren on August 14, 2012 at 14:30 — No Comments
By Zach Buchan
We’ve been blessed with a huge amount of interest and support for our adventure. We’ve also been asked a lot of questions about how it’s all going to actually work, where we are going to stay, what if the wind stops, what if Ross goes on a binge. Here is the essence of it:
The distance along the coastline from Ponta Do Oura to Durban is about 430 k’s. Our plan is to catch the seasonal North-Easterly wind whenever it blows. The…Continue
By Zack Buchan
Its January 2012, its minus 40°C, I’ve been hauling a pulk for the last 10 hours and we’re heading south in the most brutal environment on earth. I’m extremely privileged to be part of an 8 man expedition to the South Pole…and I’m getting a taste for it. I realise that I’ve opened a door that I’ll never be able to go back through.
When we get back to our base at Union Glacier, 2 guys come in. They’ve, just kited across…Continue
Added by Fred Kloren on August 1, 2012 at 11:06 — No Comments
Two South African extreme sports enthusiasts will attempt to battle their way into the history books by kitesurfing a grueling 430km route down the East Coast of Africa.
The Unlimited Kitesurfing Expedition - Hailed as one of the most ambitious kitesurfing expeditions ever planned off the African coast - this epic voyage promises to be the ultimate contest between man and the elements.
During this thrilling endurance test, Durbanites, Zack Buchan (36) and Ross…Continue
Added by Fred Kloren on July 26, 2012 at 11:30 — No Comments