We kicked things off with a Best demo day at Plimmerton (Whitireia), and really made a day of it with beers and BBQ included! The wind picked up, and it made for an awesome afternoon.
We then dashed back in to town – just in time for Kite Movie Night, hosted by Brian at Best Kiteboarding NZ. He treated us to a hand picked selection of some great kiting films; ranging from snow kiting the plateaus of Norway, to the beginning of Kiteboarding – 2 line kites in Hawaii! The evening was rounded off with local videos, and it was great to see them side by side with the blockbusters!
Big thanks to Brian for arranging everything. We can’t wait for next year!
Sunday saw us take a trip back to Plimmy in the morning, but Mana side this time. The wind was really strong, and quite gusty, so we didn’t stay out for long.
From Plimmy we cruised back to Seatoun – where the Kapica family held a send off ceremony for their son Paul who tragically passed away recently. The turn out was great, and even though the wind was super strong and gusty – heaps of riders got amongst and made the most of the conditions. We followed the boat out to scatter Paul’s ashes, and then had a big boosting session on the way back – with him in our thoughts.
A quick drive to Maranui Cafe where friends and family gathered to celebrate Paul’s life.
I’d like to thank Nick and Ilka for letting us all be a part of it.
Monday saw even more wind, and although we planned to ride at Plimmy again, it was just too strong for us – so we carried on up to Waikanae. The wind was pretty gusty and unpredictable, but it did settle in the afternoon and another great session was had. A truly great weekend of kitesurfing in Wellington!
Now it’s back to the grind, and I can barely hold a spanner for the state of my hands! The crab bite at waikanae didn’t help either.
We hope you all had a great weekend, whether on or off the water! There’s even more wind forecast this week… So I’m sure we will see you out there!