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Final day of kite surfing – Light at the end of the tunnel

Final day of kite surfing – Light at the end of the tunnel

Finally finished the kite surf training. The last day was good and bad. Let’s get the bad part out of the way first: the kite crashed into the water a bit too hard and ripped meaning that the lesson was cut short. The good: well, this happened after we had both managed to stay on the board, […]

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Almost at the end (for now), but still lots to go…

Almost at the end (for now), but still lots to go…

Today was slightly frustrating, to say the least. We had a day off yesterday, as the instructor wasn’t able to make it. He said that the winds were not very good, though from speaking with people at the beach today, it was clear that there were other reasons as the wind was apparently great. We […]

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Third day of lessons

Third day of lessons

Back to the beach yesterday and back with the 12metre kite. It was frustrating to start off with – we got to the Tabuba lagoon at around 11am, but had to wait for about two hours before the winds started off. We took the opportunity to take a dip in the sea – some great […]

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Day 2 of lessons and wakeboarding!

Day 2 of lessons and wakeboarding!

Second day and rather than going to the beach, we went to 30 Knot’s Colosso Wake Park, a small water sports park in a new area of Fortaleza in the Edson Queiroz neighbourhood of the city. The park has been going for three years, and this is where 30 Knots gives wake board lessons as […]

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First day of kite surfing lessons

First day of kite surfing lessons

Yesterday off we finally went to a beach near Cumbuco, just outside of Fortaleza, with our instructor Luciano Cordeiro from 30 Knots, the school we are working with in this project. Fantastic experience! Getting there took a little while – Luciano arrived at just before 11am – he had on the preceding day say 9am, […]

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Up to Fortaleza on Friday

Up to Fortaleza on Friday

For the kite surfing, though the nice tropical beaches and hot weather will be an added bonus! I lived for a year or so in the city back in 2000, though I hear much has changed in that it has got ever larger. Will be great to be back and catch up with some old […]

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Looking forward to… Kite Surfing…!

Looking forward to… Kite Surfing…!

Kite Surfing? Yup! This will be our next main training project (while we keep up the cycling and the general fitness as well as our own individual challenges…) and one am particularly looking forward to as it will probably be the most fun. But why Kite Surfing? Will we going kite surfing during the actual […]

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