King Of The Air – Cape Town

I’ve been in Cape Town for a week for work and there has been no wind…I’ve just got to the airport and the wind has kicked in and King Of The Air has begun – absolutely gutted!!! I travel all over the world and I am doomed for no wind – boooooo…

Here are a couple of videos from CT. I stay in a place called Noordeoek. I’m fortunate enough to travel here several times a year because I work for a wonderful film studio called Sunrise Productions.

I land to find my fav Cabhrinha rider Nick Jacobsen is King Of The Air riding his FireBall and Switchblade – #Ilovecabrinha

Happy 2017 ya’ll!

How my life has changed. For every New Year’s Eve I can remember, we have partied hard with our pals.

Not this year. There has been no wind for months and New Year’s Day is looking perfect in Wales, so I head to bed at 10pm for a 6am start.

It’s absolutely freezing, around -8, what were we thinking? But this is our reality kiting in the UK and we have to suck it up!

I haven’t been out in ages, it’s like starting all over again. Kiting with my dearest Hubby Tom isn’t great either, because it’s too easy for me to yell at him to take the kite when I feel over powered. It turns out to be a complete disaster, poor Tom!

I am full of excuses, it’s a new location, I still have issues about going into deep water so  I spent most of the time out of the water. I was frustrated, cold, angry, you name it and I felt it. I know I just need time on the water in the right conditions.

I feel royally annoyed, what I think I need is a strong female to help me, maybe one who has kids. I can’t just take myself off on the ocean not feeling confident because I have tw0 little ones to think about.

When I got home I sent former UK Champion Jo Wilson a desperate email asking for help and coaching and she’s agreed… I finally feel I might get somewhere sooner rather than later.

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Me and my kiting buddy Craig!

 

Dakhla Spirit – Morocco

In November I signed up to a trip with the Poseidon Kite School in Poole to Dakhla, run by an amazing guy and ex pro Chris Burke. It was such a fun trip, but unfortunately not much wind, in fact the worst wind in 14 years, but that didn’t dampen our spirits!

I partied hard, brushed up on my surf and wake skills and met some really amazing friends….here are the highlights!