Kite surfing is here to stay.

On this beach there is wind day and night, one of the big pluses for a kite surfer.

Lounging in beach bars, you feel wind in your face, hear palm fronds rustle, watch lizards on tree trunks lifting up on their front two legs to see insects, their little heads moved back and forth by the gusts. 

To start, surfer’s kites are unfurled on the beach and the tether lines are unwound in the sand. The surfer grabs a handle at the end of his lines and backs into the water. When he gets up to his waist in the waves, a friend or bystander, still on the beach, pushes his kite into the air, and, caught by the wind, the wind caught kite raises the surfer from a horizontal to vertical position and pulls him across the water’s surface like a can hooked to the bumper of a JUST MARRIED pickup truck.

Kite surfing is easier than paddling out and catching one wave at a time, riding your little wave into shore and paddling out again.

With a kite you can spend all morning riding multiple waves, back and forth,parallel to the shore, only having to paddle in to have a drink of water and unpack your lunch from a cooler under a shade tree.

Kite surfing is for thinking people.

 

 

 

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