Posts Tagged ‘extreme sports’

Canyoning in Corsica

Canyoning in Corsica

When I told a friend I was going canyoning while in Corsica, she asked “how canyoning is different to hiking?” At the time I didn’t know the answer myself as I had only recently witnessed a group of canyoneers for the first time while I was exploring the gorges of the Solenzara River. I watched as […]

KB4girls Global Event 2012 El Gouna, Egypt

KB4girls Global Event 2012 El Gouna, Egypt

In June I took a short, cheap flight from Zurich to Hurghada to participated in my first KB4girls Global Event in El Gouna, Egypt. Warm sun, wind, and water combined with energizing girl power from 22 incredible ladies from three continents made for a fabulously fun experience! I first learned about KB4girls (Kiteboarding 4 Girls) when I returned to San […]

White girl can jump!

White girl can jump!

… but needs to work on height and hang time! I didn’t get big air on my first jump, but I was happy to FINALLY be off the water! Photo of the week: My first jump while kitesurfing in El Gouna, Egypt. To see more photos of kitesurfing in El Gouna, Egypt CLICK HERE.

Kitespot Review: Dakhla, Western Sahara

Kitespot Review: Dakhla, Western Sahara

Dakhla is located in Western Sahara, a disputed territory claimed by Morocco. The main kitespot is located about 30km north of Dakhla city pretty much in the middle of the Sahara. I kited here in late April and would guess that we had 20-25 knots every day. We rode comfortably on a 6m Cabrinha Switchblade […]

My new kite!

My new kite!

I bought my first kite at KBA (Kiteboarding Asia) in Thailand at a much cheaper price than I could have bought anywhere else in the world. I bought my board second hand in New Zealand through trademe.co.nz. The seller was a local Kiwi who surprised me by selling me the board for $50 less than the final […]

GBF: Kite Crasher

GBF: Kite Crasher

After learning the basics of kitesurfing in Lancelin, I decided to follow my Swiss friend’s Kite Trail to Thailand and practice kiting in a new location. We spent three weeks in  Hua Hin kiting when the wind was good and exploring the surrounding areas by motorbike on the not so windy days. Because I had already […]

My Kitesurfing Mates

My Kitesurfing Mates

Kitesurfing is good fun whether you are on the water or on shore watching your friends do cool tricks. To see more photos of my kitesurfing friends CLICK HERE.

Riding the Winter Solstice Eclipse Storm of 2010

Riding the Winter Solstice Eclipse Storm of 2010

Check out my friend’s cool video of surfing the Pacific and Skiing the Sierra in the week leading up to the Winter Solstice Full Moon Total Eclipse 12/21/2010. A reminder of why I love the bay area and  there is still much fun to be had back home once I am done traveling!

Learning to kitesurf with Makani Kai Kiteboarding

Learning to kitesurf with Makani Kai Kiteboarding

“Don’t do anything until the kite is at 12:00,” my kitesurfing instructor Kelly reminded me, her voice echoing inside the radio helmet that was a bit too large for my small head. I knew I looked quite goofy out at sea, but felt reassured knowing that my instructor could still communicate with me from shore. […]

Sunset Kiting in Lancelin

Sunset Kiting in Lancelin

Photo credits to Sarah Son.
My buddy Stevo doing one of his many awe-inspiring jumps!

Makani Kai Kiteboarding School

Makani Kai Kiteboarding School

Having so much fun learning to kitesurf with Makani Kai! Check out my video …

If at first you don’t succeed, try try try try again!

If at first you don’t succeed, try try try try again!

Video of my kitesurfing adventures in Lancelin …

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