Blast from the past : A kite trip to Fiji in 2008

I love digging through old stuff. Another blast from the past was a holiday I took back in 2008 to Fiji with Glenn from Xshore. The trip was stunning with some incredible locations.

A few of the local crew were there also, BVZ (retired), Aya and Shane.

Fiji really is a top location for a kite holiday if you are lucky with wind. I’d love to hit up more waves if I go there next time.

This video is only part 1, Old youTube time limits must have been why the whole thing isn’t there. I’m going to have to dig for part 2!

 

Blast from the past : Long Reef video

Whilst at Longy this morning I looked at the lagoon that is pretty empty and a term popped into my head I’d not heard in ages. ‘The Lagoon of death!” I then remembered that I’d filmed a video way back in 2007 at Long Reef. A bit of digging on the old YouTube and I’ve found its still there. This was before the days HD video on YouTube but I’ve got the HD copy somewhere so maybe I’ll see if I can upload it. Anyway, it’s always good to look back at the old crew (some are still around) Aya, Chris, Mark B, Andre, TwoFin, Gavin and Frankie (Doing what Frankie does best. Massive jumps) and some very strange and still awesome music!

I remember this day being about 25knots southerly and pretty cold. Everyone is in wetsuits except the dog. :)

Enjoy

A KITERS BLOG FROM BACK IN 2003

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I was sent this link today from a good friend of mine who as it happens has been keeping a blog about his kite surfing life since WAY back in 2003! He obviously has been going over his website as he sent me the first article he posted on it that sums up how it was back in 2003 and how excited people get.

It makes for a quite amusing read, I’m pretty sure he was on speed or acid when he wrote it as it is a total rambling of stuff before not much about actually kiting. I’m glad to see he has improved along the way!

The rest of his blog waiting for the wind is worth a look at too, his google map showing all the places he has kite surfed is included below. here.

Alex has been part of the Sydney Kite community for some time now and has been a regular instructor at the NSWKBA Kite Chicks weekends which is how we first met. He’s mad keen for kite surfing and his enthusiasm is quite contagious.

Alex also runs Divine Kiting that provides an all-inclusive travel experience to help you learn to kite surf with an all in approach whilst taking in locations that are not the usual Sydney based locations.

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Alex (the one on the kite) re-enacts the famous Richard Branson shot with the model. I’m not sure which is nicer to look at, actually I’m really sure which one I’d rather look at!

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THE HISTORY OF KITE SURFING

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I received this link to a movie on YouTube that discusses where kite surfing all started back in the day. Lots of now familiar faces who were pioneers. It’s an hour-long so probably not good to sit and watch in the office but if you have time it is well worth a watch. The first 10 minutes provides some good laughs just looking at the old skool equipment and kites. I’m thinking about giving waterskis a go now after watching this just for fun, who’s in?

RAD!

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ARCHIVE : FISHERMANS KITESURFING JULY 2006

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Back in the Archives here we have proof that the Northern Beaches of Sydney used to be windier than it is today! Looking at the photos it looks like Gav, Chris, Rob P. It never ceases to amaze me how much digital imaging has come along since 2006. It also looks like some Surfing shots from Dee Why Point snuck in at the end  to.

Also take time to note the old C kites in use! Those were the days of real leg burn!

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ARCHIVE : CELEB DISASTER PARTY JAN 2005

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Digging back through the archives we seem to have ourselves and old fashioned wild fancy dress party! There are some funny shots in here and it looks like it was going off. Some familiar faces from the kitesurfing crew in Sydney who are still about today.

 

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ARCHIVE : DOLLS POINT 2005

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Some old skool kitesufring photos from Dolls Point in 2005. Seems it feature Gavin.

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