Kitesurfing, kiteboarding shop & school. Lessons - Durban, PE, J-Bay, Cape Town
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 were impatient to get going and hoping to make Sodwana for the night. This meant that the wind was blowing slightly offshore, which made it too light and gusty inshore. We had to go a few k’s out in order to get decent wind. Not great, if anything went wrong as this could mean a long swim, but better than fighting bad conditions and dropping kites all over the place. Rossco spotted a big shark basking on the surface, which took off as soon as it saw him….a gentle reminder of some of the dangers of the expedition.
The wind swung round at lunch time which allowed us to come closer in shore. We rode just behind the backline all the way through to Sodwana and came across some good waves in the last 10 k’s.
All in all, a fantastic day out. We loved the pristine African coastline. Untouched. Beautiful. Nobody for miles. What a treat.
Hoping to make Cape Vidal tomorrow.
Now for a cold Hansa!
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