Last Week- End I got to do a surprise visit at the kite event in Capalbio, Tuscany (Italy) called “Foil Pride”. The event is organised by an online forum called foilforum.it and is attended twice a year by a bunch of passionate kiters. Originally the group was started by a common interest and usage of foil kites. (Yes once upon a time not so long ago, if you used a foil kite to kite surf you were considered a freak and I was one of those for many years)
Now it’s just about people sharing a passion.
And so this eclectic, passionate open minded group gets together twice a year on the beach to share their passion and try each other’s gear and eat like only Italians can.
Of course this was a great opportunity to take them some Peter Lynn Swells demos and stuff my face.
After a Saturday (where I arrived late and got the last puff of wind) we proceeded to a “massive” super and lots of kiting stories.
Sunday started slow with only big kites in the air… But then the wind picked up, I grabbed my AXIS limited and ended up having a fun session myself.
It was great to catch up with all the people I met last year and along the way.
Great also to hang out with people who favour their attention towards the passion for kiting rather then how cool they look.
It reminds me of those early days when people were just amped to share a session together cause it was the greatest thing ever, where we helped each other with tips and where we rescued each other in times of trouble…
Keep the stoke alive.
Photo credit: Tania Romagnoli