A fantastic start to the day with breakfast served up at 5.15am this morning.
It felt like the longest offshore wind that I have experienced so far and with really light wind conditions. The wind dropped down to 7 knots at times leaving me with no option to concentrate on keeping the kite flying at all costs. Eventually I made it back into land after 1.5 hours of being so far out I was only 3-4km from the oil drilling platforms. The reason for heading out so far out was to avoid the nearby river system and wind shadow which could have caused me lots of problems.
Globo, one of the big Brazilian TV channels ran a story on my trip a couple of days ago which has made me a bit of a celebrity out here.
So now when I land in what I think is the most random and remote place, people run up to me asking “are you the crazy guy we saw on TV.
The wind swung in the afternoon and picked up to a pleasant 17-20 knots which gave me an afternoon of stress free kiting right next to the beach.
I’m could get used to this stress free kiting, I’m so over the harsh offshore winds, sharp reefs, sharks and rain.