We missed you spring…

It kind of seems like we just woke up one day and it was summer. We missed spring, we missed the flowers blooming. Not even two weeks ago Cape Town was getting battered by massive fronts, hail storms and snow warnings, and a few days later it was 30’C and the howling Cape Doctor has been blowing relentlessly almost 15 out of the past 18 days. It’s nothing to complain about but usually we get 1 or 2 bone chilling south-east days in between cold fronts, which reminds us summer is coming. Now, from going from zero to hero, I’m sitting on the couch, my body is broken, knees are buggered and I am two weeks behind on projects…

Screen Shot 2014 10 05 at 10.17.43 AM - We missed you spring...

Cape Town is hard to find a good balance, it’s seems like when the wind blows it’s just balls to the wall, filming, photo-shoots, downwinders, searching for new spots, five hours of kiting per day. Yes, I know that happens all over the world, but Cape Town can get you in that groove for a 10 consecutive day stretch, one year we had 104 days of howling South Easters days back-to-back. Now that can (almost) make you wish you had a boss.

But enough complaining, last night we kited into the darkness at kitebeach with only 3 of us out jumping over each other.  And if you have been to Blouberg, you’ll know if the wind is blowing, there will usually be over 100 kiters out.

So I’m just going to add that to my list of excused why I’m out kiting again today…

IMG 3277 - We missed you spring...

 

Graham Howe is a Senior Correspondent for TheKiteMag

Just In...

The Man Who Would Be King: Pt.I

In the start of a new short web series, we're going to get regular snippets out of Cape Town from Red Bull King of the Air 2019 challenger, Gijs Wassenaar...

READ MORE

The Golden Rules of Foiling

Liquid Force rider Jan Schiegnitz sent us in his three top rules (and some helpful tips) for those getting stuck into foiling...

READ MORE

Introducing: Justine Avril

The young Lieuwe rider on achievements so far, and what's coming up next...

READ MORE