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Saturday, 26 January 2013

The Welsh Alps

What an awesome week we've had here in S.Wales!
How many places can you snowboard/kite/surf all in one day?

My leg was still in the cast from recently breaking it six weeks ago but it felt strong enough so I was not going to miss out on a rare day of snowboarding/snowkiting. So a small group headed up for a snowboard session on the hills around the Beacons. We arrived pretty early to find the main snow slope  with only a handful of people making the most of the untracked slopes.

After a few hours snowboarding we drove a few miles further up the A470 where we met a few other kiters there making the most the fresh snow. I had a good few runs on a mates kite/board and the leg felt even better than it was me more confidence if we were to have another dump of snow.

 Snowboarding in the Beacons

Followed by a sweet snowkite session.

 Another awesome SUP session in Porthcawl in between the dumps of snow.

On Tuesday we had a day showing off kitesurfing at the RAF Health and wellbeing exhibition, whilst we were there it was constantly dumping a fresh lot of snow especially up on the mountains.

My wingman Andy9Lives txt me early the next morning and we rushed up to Storey Arms where we found blue skies and up to waist deep fresh snow. It was a very long slog up to the top of Pen-Y-Fan especially as my cast had only been removed two days earlier.

What followed was easily one of the most memorable days kiting we both have ever had. We both took seven metre kites up but soon realised that this was way too small for the approx. 10knots of wind we had. 

We had a few hours in the super soft crystalised powder before heading back down to the car park, the treck down turned out to be the best part of the day as we found super soft smooth powder all the way down.

 Andy and I heading back to base camp.

 Austria, France, Switzerland..Nope Wales!

Once back at the cars we rushed back home to Porthcawl....forty minutes later we were at Rest Bay with a nice clean 3-4 feet breaking into the bay.

Anyway here's a vid of the last day we had

As I'm writing this we are about to get hit by a BIG swell from the Atlantic so we're hoping to get plenty of wave riding sessions over the next few days.

Monday, 14 January 2013

New Year....but lots of Blast group trips to look forward to!

Been a while since the last blog but we have not been idle!
Sarah has been super busy sorting accomodation/flights etc for the three main Blast Group Kite Trips...

First we're off to Hatteras, USA in May, then in June/July we're heading off to our regular spot in Northern Portugal and then finally in November we head off once again to which one do you want to join us on??
These trips are all about FUN, you do NOT have to be a minimum standard (although it obviuosly helps to get most of the trip if you can ride upwind) We take the hassle out of booking a kite trip and take you to some of the best spots in  the world!
We have done all three trips many times and even we'd hate to have to choose between them, they are all awesome in their own right!

Lots more info here:
We know where to go, when to go, where the best spots are, and where the best places are to eat. You'll be surrounded by others just like you, keen to kite in beautiful places and have a laugh and learn new stuff as well.
Marc & Sarah are both fully qualified BKSA Instructors with over 20 years kitesurfing bewteen them with Marc being British Wave Champ and Sarah runner up in the Ladies so we are also well placed to offer advice and coaching during the trips whether it's freestyle or surf!

If your in the least bit interested get in touch now as we are arranging accomodation NOW for the trips and places are filling up quick!