Here is the RAW footage from Kurnell on Saturday before the massive 45knots+ hit. A few people were interested to see it so here it is.
Just happened across this video, it’s probably been around the houses a few times but I’d not seen it before. My reflection on the content :
- Glad it was an Ozone and not something decent
Post your views in the comments at the bottom.
Hi crew, Well, the kitesurfing.com.au site has been around for nearly 10 years now (though I’ve been posting kitesurfing photos on the web since 2001).
In the early days from 2001 – 2005 there was “KitePix”, which was just a subdomain of one of my other pages where I’d toss up the odd photo gallery. Believe it or not, it’s still online: http://www.smallwood.com.au/index2.htm
(With a few exceptions) almost every one of those photos on every one of those pages was taken with FILM or transparencies, then printed and scanned and uploaded via an internet connection that was probably running at about 128kb/s, at best. The water shots were all done with a Nikonos 3 water camera, vintage 1975 that contained no light meter, no through the lens focussing (you had to pick your distance, set it and then wait until your subject arrived at that distance, then push the shutter). The light was set by knowing what film you had, what time it was, which way you were facing and what month of the year it was and how much cloud there was. You had a leeway of about 1.5 f/stops to get it right. Still, the hit rate was pretty good! http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/companies/nikon/htmls/models/htmls/nikonos13.htm
I originally registered kitesurfing.com.au on 19 May2001, then just let it sit around for a few years without knowing what I’d do with it. Finally, digital cameras came on the scene in a big way in 2004. I got a Nikon D100 and in July 2005 started posting photos on the kitesurfing.com.au site. Ironically — not having any idea that I’d one day be living here, the first post on the site was a photo gallery of the 2005 AKSA Nationals which took place here in Geraldton WA.
You can view the first kitesurfing.com.au post on the WayBackMachine archives here:
The first proper page with links and background images and all that went up sometime later that year.
Then, there’s a big gap when there are no archives and the next archive appears in August 2006:
A very young-looking Coert throwing some spray at Wanda in 2006
This post contains some of the very first photos of StandUp Paddleboarding, at the 2006 Mambo. Amazing how big it’s become in such a short time. If you feel like sampling more of the historical posts, you can find them at: ttps://web.archive.org/web/*/kitesurfing.com.au
Well, a lot of years passed and we packed up and moved west. At about that time some religious zealot hacked the page and deleted all the content and nothing much happened for a few months.
Then Mr. Pete took over things and gave the site a bit of class and brought things into the 21 century, which is what you see today. So, now that things have settled in a bit perhaps now it’s time to find out more about what you’d like to be seeing on the page going foward. I haven’t looked at the page stats in quite some time. At one stage we were getting upwards of 1,000 unique visitors a week and average visits of around 8 minutes. Those number aren’t huge, but those visit times are good, suggesting that what was there was valuable enough for people to stick around.
SO, here we are in almost July 2014 and it’s time to take a pulse of the community again and find out just what you’d like to see on the site.
Pete and I would love to hear from you.
To give you some ideas, here are some possible suggestions:
- More photos?
- More videos?
- More “How-To” articles
- More Weather Reports
- Wind Alerts
- Stuff to buy?
- Product Reviews?
- Visitor stories?
- Travel stories?
- Location reports/analysis of specific Kite Spots?
- More photos of Pete having a pee?
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THANKS, and we look forward to hearing from you.
Rob and Pete
It’s been a while since we’ve posted anything up. Not much has been happening in the way of wind recently with only a few days kitable over the past few weeks. The dry spell has ended with a just about kitable SW’er blowing since Friday. I was lucky enough to get out and have a great session on Friday in the pissing rain, managed to jag a heap of good waves and a few big rain drops in the eye balls!
Saturday and Sunday saw some gusty and flukey conditions up on the beaches, down south at Dolls would probably have worked well or Boat Harbour. These lacking conditions were a perfect opportunity to get the new quad copter drone doo-dad out in some wind and have a crack at shooting some kiting. This is the first crack I’ve had out in a decent breeze and it handled it superbly.
Check out the footage that I whacked together. This is straight from the chopper with no extra stabilisation done to the footage.
How’s this for some fun! Tow in surfing using a kiter to pull you into cloudbreak. Pretty good stuff from the Cabrinha boys. Anyone want to try this at Longy on the next windy surf day give me a shout.
Richie is one of our local Sydney talents that never ceases to amaze me with his skills. Check out his latest video.
We don’t post many youtube vids up on here, but when we do they are frickin awesome! Check out Hadlow in some epic jump action!
OK. So this isn’t the finest bit of video production. It took about 2 mins whilst skyping with the parentals so I wasn’t putting lots of effort in. As you can see we had some small go pro issues with water on the lens and this is about all the footage we were able to use.
Anyway, wind was good, weather was fine, company was outstanding. We also ran into Jen so there is a guest appearance from her.
Don’t complain about the bop bop music! Haha