Saturday was a big wind day, 25 knots gusting 30. That brought the kite surfers and windsurfers out to Tahunanui in droves. Here’s some action from the afternoon from the kite surfers:
This next guy looked especially cool, except for the shorts
One big difference between the kite surfers and windsurfers is the amount of time the kite surfers spend airborne:
I bet they get a good view from up there.
The trick seems to be to make a smooth landing (I saw quite a few large splashes).
The windsurfers were also having a ball. I thought I’d put their pictures up in a separate post later, but here’s one to whet your appetite:
Finally, for my money the star of the afternoon was Ernie. So much so that I’ll give him a post all of his own. He was the first one out, when the wind was at its peak. A genuine speed freak!
Check out this blog over the next week for two more posts on this topic.