Kitesurfing in Bora

I learned to kitesurf in the most spectacular setting imaginable!  I was riding the board on the second lesson, thanks in large part to the skills of my instructor Alban.  I am officially hooked and can’t wait to get my hands on my own gear.  Check out the pics Alyssa took!  She said it looked like so much fun that she wants to learn as well!

Other than kitesurfing we have been hanging out with our friend Werner of PRINCESS DEL MAR.  We met him way back in Catalina Island and have kept in touch.  Our friends on SKABENGA are headed over tomorrow so a party will most likely ensue.

Looks like we will head to the west side of the island next week and then watch the weather forecast for a good day to enter Maupiti, a 30 nm sail west.  Once we reach Maupiti we plan to hide out there for a few more weeks before heading to Mopelia.   It’s great to not feel so rushed anymore.  I guess that’s the beauty of not having a definitive cruising plan!

Getting ready to ride:

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Launching the kite:
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Alban (instructor) heading out to the starting point:IMG_0128 First ride on the board!  There was a LOT of faceplants before this shot:IMG_0146 IMG_0147 IMG_0157 Oh ya, I got this!  Check out that barrel wave in the background!IMG_0160 Look WAAAAY in the distance and you can see me.  Alban had to fire up the boat to come get me.  So hooked!!IMG_0163

Here are some pics of the past few days:

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