I had logged over 90 sessions before I attended the camp, yet I felt like a beginner again. Surf conditions are quite different from flatwater and some big wipeouts are possible.
If you are going to attend this camp I recommend you read the course information carefully, and that before you go you:
- Ride a directional board for at least 10 sessions - in some small to medium waves if possible
- Be able to ride toeside upwind on the board - this is important for both getting into position for waves and setting up for them.
- Get your hold luggage down to 20kg to avoid punitive excess baggage charges.
|2010-08-02 Wave camp day 1|
|2010-08-03 Wave camp day 2|
|2010-08-04 Wave camp day 3|
|2010-08-05 Wave camp day 4|
|2010-08-06 Wavecamp day 5 kitecam and kite video|
|2010-08-08 Wave camp day 7 return to Seminyak|
I really learnt a lot from the camp and I enjoyed the coaching style of both Ben and Bruce. I now have a range of basic kitesurfing skills to practice and build a solid foundation for wave riding in big surf. This opens a whole new dimension of this incredible sport to me.
Getting a kite tow in to a huge wave then surfing it just like a surfer offers great appeal - and you don't have to spend all that effort paddling out then waiting in a lineup to catch it.