Today I went out with my coach Will who is an amazing instructor, mentor, coach and friend. He has been sooooo patient with me and after all the saga in Spain feeling like I would never crack this sport, I have. Whoop!
The key and difference to recent events was to make sure I am riding the right size kite, generally if the bigger guys are on 12s then a 9 or 10 is enough for me.
I was chilled as anything and the rest is history, it was officially by best session ever, yay!
The moto of the story is, don’t give up! And Pembrey is the perfect spot to learn to kite.
For Kitesurfing lessons in Wales contact Will K @wkkitesurfproject.com
Will messaged me to say the wind was up and to head to Pembrey on Friday for a lesson with another student, a guy called Steve. I didn’t know it then, but Steve would become my new kiting buddy and subsequently he has put up with me for months trying to chase the wind and crack this sport – thanking you my friend :)…
Steve is a diver, windsurfer, ex military, climber – you name it, he’s done it….
And yes he was up and riding after lesson 2 !! Not that I was slightly envious at all, but so typical. I had to pretend not to be that impressed, lols.
It was a fun session and I managed to go right. My lefts still need a lotta work….
Headed to Pembrey with Christos and David but the wind is too much, gutted!