This winter has been one of the best on record for UK kitesurfing as far as I am concerned! Solid winds letting have been letting us use our smaller kites and constant swells hitting the coast creating some good waves and a lot of good enough waves. The most noticeable characteristic of the winter so far has been how mild it has been – rarely much below 10 degrees C. This is a lot warmer than recent years. Only the last few days of the year have been truly cold. Early 2015 will probably be dramatically colder than what we have had so far.
I have been doing my best to get in as many sessions as possible during this time of year which is busy at work and lacks the idyllic warm sunny vibe induced by summer beach days. There is something invigorating about getting out there in the winter and after a couple of sessions you soon get used to the restrictive nature of 5mm of neoprene vs a summer suit.
Here are some GoPro shots from a couple of angles – still working out how to get things right in terms of getting everything in shot and reducing drops on the lens!
Next up it is time to hit the mountains and find our snow feet again!