Gearing up for the Wave Riding season
At last Cape Town has a dedicated kitesurf-photographer with top equipment, Carlo Van Wyk – and on top of it he has been shooting in some very nice conditions over the past couple of days. Our plan is travel around SA a bit and find some nice spots and conditions for pictures. Ikiteboarding.com will be hosting all the pics so you will have to visit your top SA kiteboarding site to see the full gallery. Our summer season is making an early appearance and we are having our summer trade-winds a couple of days a week already. On Sunday they are predicting 20ft swell 15sec. and 15-20knots – so we’ll all be out ripping again!
On the pic’s you see my new Cyclone Surf/Kiteboard which is 130cm x 38 and 2.5cm thick – it is sick! It turns on a dime and you can hit the lip really hard – it keeps it speed because of the volume, and you can surf the wave. The board is highly recommended - if you don’t mind jibing that is…Ralf Bachschuster is on a 125cm mutant with 3 small fins in the one end and traditional 2 fin twin-tip setup in the other end – but he is not normal and makes everything work….
The spot in the pics is our favourite home-break Kamers at Big Bay. In my view one of the best spots around in waves up to 6/8ft. Perfect wind-direction and a sandbar that allows 5-7 bottomturns so you can go mad without fear of drifting away off-shore or having to negotiate sea-urchin infested apocalypse reef-bottoms.
To view some more wave riding pictures go to :
Slinghot / Cyclone Boards