Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The winds are coming! Yahoooo!

2 Hours Kiting in Mount Lavinia - Nice wind for a 9M. Its coming people, its coming, the winds are coming and we'll be kiting again...Porno, Kitesurfing is Porno....Just in case you dont have wind where you are, maybe you should try this for a thrill! Galle Blogger, wanna join? (Source for pic :http://faithofholland.com/A.%20Galle%20(113).JPG)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

What we dont tell you about kitesurfing...

Imagine busting everything and learning the sport and then...

This does happen. It happened to us. We waited months for the wind to pick up and it can get very very frustrating. Hence, it is recommended you learn other complimentary sports! Surfing, Wake Boarding, White Water Kayaking? Um... Diving... Just a few more weeks and we'll be surfing again, kitesurfing again.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The Claims

  • Kitesurfing in Sri Lanka is still at its very elementary stage. Only a handful of instructors run courses in safe conditions. I have met two individuals who have come to Sri Lanka for kitesurfing and have become very dissapointed due to the 'claims' made about their knowledge of the sport and spots.
  • If ever you want to learn the sport, make sure your instructor has the proficiency and do not be afraid to do a background check on them. Kitesurfing is an extremely sport and should be thought in very secure and hazard free conditions to minimize risk of injury.
  • In terms of spots, not all of Sri Lanka enjoys good winds or nice wide beaches for easy launches etc. Inspite of what some websites claim 'that they have excellent wind for kitesurfing' its not always true. A safer bet for you would be check the wind conditions yourself and plan your trip. Windguru is a good site.
  • Valdamire, hope you have a more pleasant session when you visit Sri Lanka. Hangloose.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Cyclone means WIND

Most parts of the island experienced heavy gusts of wind. Most probably this would continue for a couple of more days. Had a nice session in Mount Lavinia (to one's relief - two failed attempts at Bentota and Seeduwa a couple of days back). Hopefully, we can get some surfing tomorrow as well. Remember guys, these winds can be very gusty. Be safe, stay porno.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Happy Birthday

(Kite Instructor - Sri Lanka)