With a new set up of kites, boards and accessories in Sardinia from Peter Lynn Kiteboarding, Axis Kiteboarding and Underwave, I’ve been trying to explore all the different aspects of Kiteboarding I enjoy.
I would say the main areas I thrive on is wave riding, looping and old school / airstyle.
Sardinia this year hasn’t really produced everything I expected in terms of conditions. A few mistral winds and a few South Easterlies, but meagre food for windy souls. The wind never strong enough to throw loops, and waves, well it’s the Med. So old school it has been!
Being on the North East coast, means that the mistral (North West) is off shore. You can either drive to the north side of the island or brave the off shore winds.
Off shore is obviously inherently dangerous, so you need back up. Also it is extremely gusty, often going from 10 to 25 knots in a flash. However the water is really clean and flat and is amazing for photographs if you can handle the wind. Throw in a lot of beach users totally unaware of kiteboarding and it makes for interesting sessions.
So Thanks to Wet Dreams Kite school for providing the back up and to Robby Fontanesi for filming with my go pro with the Extreme Xccessories extension pole and capturing his particular session.