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Saturday, 30 July 2011

Blast Kiteboarding mini Road Trip

So we had no wind forecast pretty much for the whole of the UK this past week so we thought we'd take a trip up to Mid Wales to meet up with some freinds of Sarah's. The first day was a scorcher and gave us a great chance to chill out and check the latest Blast kit from Epic Kites. There was just enough breeze to fly the kites on the beach so we had a fun few hours in the sun.


Later we got a call from Rachel to meet up with them for a session with the wakeboard boat in the estuary, the conditions were awesome....flat water and hot! We spent the next few hours blasting about with both the doughnut and wakeboards, tired we headed back to Rachel's family place nearby for a cold beer and a well earned curry!


Me getting my arse handed to me on a plate!

The next day was a bit overcast so we went for a "full English" in a local cafe before heading back to the estuary for a spot of Stand Up Paddlesurfing. The conditions for this were ideal...flat shallow water.
Whilst playing on these for a while the wind seemed to be picking up so I pumped up the Epic Renegade 11m which we'd heard so much about, especially it's low end wind range. Sarah took it out 1st but it was pretty light, she was just holding upwind which in itself was good especially as now the tide was rushing in and taking a lot of the ooomph out of the little wind there was.

We even managed to both be out on the SUP and kite together which was really cool. Monty even thought he'd have a go and joined me on the SUP for a closer look, his 1st time on the board.
Me, Sarah and Monty!

The Epic Renegade!
Gradually the wind strengthened however and we both had a play on both the Renegade's 11m & 9m. These kites are pretty stunning, not just too look at which  they most defiately are but also to fly, we had a great few hours playing in the flat water lagoons before heading back for more cold beers and bangers and mash!

Sarah Epic & Blankforce

The next morning we had to head off home to Porthcawl to meet up with Ian from Expix for a photo shoot for Blankforce Boards....more on that to follow!

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