Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Texas

A bunch of us from Arizona went to South Padre and Corpus Christi for a week and had a blast.
The wind blew every day. It got a bit crowded at times in Padre, but Corpus has so many spots to kite that we could always find our own area if we wanted to.

By the way, someone wrote me a comment that there is an article in Kiteboarder Magazine on San Carlos: http://www.theringmedia.com/PDFS/TheKiteboarder/thekiteboarder.april2009.pdf










Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Video

Video featuring Jeff, Luque, and Don. Last Sunday.

video

Funny Thing?

A funny thing happened the other day. I was fixing a pair of leaking valves on my 14m kite when Scott came by. I stopped what I was doing to visit with him and showed him a visitor that I found in my house - a scorpion, which I had placed in a tumbler. Scott made the comment that this little scorpion is one of the more potent types. After a while I went back to fixing my kite and Scott asked if he could get himself a glass of water. Naturally I said yes and continued with my chore. Scott comes out back where I am working and takes a big drink from his glass. Unfortunately he had used the glass that contained the scorpion which was now wiggling in his mouth. Luckily he was able to spit it out before it stung him. Not sure if he thought that it was as funny as I did.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Semana Santa

It is Semana Santa and traffic is terrible but not as bad as years past. The crowd seems younger and the girls are prettier, but maybe I'm just getting older and uglier. There may be fewer people but they make up for it by playing the music louder and partying later, some until daybreak.

The wind is blowing at my house so I went to the beach but it was only blowing 10 to 15 knots with nothing more offshore. Lots of people but no other kiters so I didn't bother to stay. Tomorrow and Monday are supposed to be good.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Pictures

This blog received a complaint that I hadn't been posting many pictures. Well, I was without a camera for awhile and I was also usually on the water if I was at the beach. Lots of other people were always taking photos and I would give them my email address and ask them to send me a few good ones. They would always say yes. And then they would always fail to do so.

We haven't had much wind for the last couple of weeks, but today it blew all day. I went out about 10:30 and others arrived throughout the day. In all we must have had ten kiters today. We also had a lot of early Semana Santa visitors at the beach. Some years it has gotten too crowed to be able to kite without endangering the beach goers.

Anyway, here are some photos from todays sessions. If you would like to see the photos of the past year or so you can go here.



Fireman John, carving a nice transition.


Roberto


Jorge Luque attempting a board off.