Kitesurfing

Kitesurfing Waves in Lakey

Kitesurfing Waves in Lakey

After the amazing three weeks kitesurfing in Lakey in 2018, we just had to go back to this amazing spot with its solid consistent waves and strong wind. We rented Marc's house and got Tima's excellent Indonesian style cuisine. Lakey is simply an amazing place if it...

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Surfing Bali & Lombok, Indonesia

Surfing Bali & Lombok, Indonesia

Kuta, South Lombok We stayed in the surfer lodge Drop In near Kuta. It turned out to be a great choice, the lodge has nice and clean bungalows, good breakfast and a beautiful tropical garden with lots of spots to hang out and chill after surfing. It is a 15 minute...

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Kitesurfing Waves in Indonesia

Kitesurfing Waves in Indonesia

Lakey, Sumbawa, Indonesia the remote Indonesian island turned out to be a total winner. The spot is famous for surfing, while the wind is blowing almost perfectly side-shore, making it great for kitesurfing too. The two hour drive vom Bima airport to Lakey leads...

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Lake Zürich Kitesurfing

Lake Zürich Kitesurfing

First time Kitesurfing on Lake Zurich Autumn storm Fabienne terminated the amazing Swiss summer with a large low pressure system, hitting Switzerland on Sunday, September 27. With a perfect timing, the wind kicked in late Sunday afternoon, just early enough for a two...

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Brazil 2017

Brazil 2017

Great three weeks kitesurfing in Prea, Brazil. Consistent wind, maybe a little lighter than usual, still mostly on 7 meter kites, a few times 9 meter, even a few days with light wind. Staying at Vila Prea was again the perfect choice. Super nice bungalows and great...

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Kitesurfing El Medano, Tenerife, Spain

Kitesurfing El Medano, Tenerife, Spain

Two weeks kitesurfing vacation in El Medano on Tenerife, the biggest Canarian Island. The vulcanic island's rocky coast doesn't offer too many spots for watersports, so the bay of El Medano is pretty much the only option on the island. According to www.windfinder.com,...

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Waves at Kanaha

Waves at Kanaha

Big Waves on the North Shore A massive swell has hit Maui's North shore last Tuesday, the 14 foot swell created really big waves also in Kanaha. The wind was on the lighter side, so minimum 9m kites were necessary. The big sets were scary, we were mostly trying to...

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A Day at Kanaha

A Day at Kanaha

...with strong wind and decent waves, captured by the Kanaha Web Cam on the Life Guard Tower. The cam is online during daylight hours here on Maui i.e. 11.p.m until about 5 a.m. in Europe.

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Maui Wind gusting up to 40 mph

Maui Wind gusting up to 40 mph

Kiting with de-powered 5m Yes, we went out at 1 pm, with a de-powered 5m kite! Not very pleasant and alomst nobody on the water. Also, many f* ups on the beach while peple were launching their kites.

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Preá – Brazil 2015

Preá – Brazil 2015

Vila Prea - a great place to stay! Vila Prea is the prefect place to stay in Prea. Right on the beach, beautiful bungalows and an amazing restaurant. The ecologically run property with seven bungalows under the palm trees with private patios provide an idyllic...

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Lago di Como – as good as it gets!

Lago di Como – as good as it gets!

Great weekend on Lago di Como at 414 Kiting. Two days good wind for 12m kites. We spent nonstop 4 hours on Saturday and 3.5 hours on Sunday on the water, doing the downwinder all the way back to Gera Lario! On that weekend, we did 140km in total - measured with Suunto...

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Egypt Kitesurfing in El Gouna

Egypt Kitesurfing in El Gouna

The first week of our El Gouna (El Gouna on Google maps) late April vacation comes to an end. Good wind so far, but quite colder than we were expecting! We had a few days where temperatures were way below 20 in the mornings and combined with the 30+ knot wind we had...

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Brazil Kitesurfing in Prea

Brazil Kitesurfing in Prea

Pousada Vila Bela Vista Preà We stayed the whole time at the pousada Vila Bela Vista Preà, run by an American-Brazilian couple. The place is awesome! Big swimming pool, very good restaurant, where breakfast, lunch and dinner is served. The wooden bungalows are...

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Kitesurfing in Hyères, France

Kitesurfing in Hyères, France

Mid October trip, one week vacation in Hyères, France. Mild weather and two days awesome kitesurfing with strong wind. As opposed to the great mistral winds, we had south-east wind, blowing offshore in the kite spot Madraque. It turned out to be really amazing flat...

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Rainy Kite Weekend at Lago di Como

Rainy Kite Weekend at Lago di Como

Another kite weekend trip to Lago di Como! We were not so much on the lucky side with he weather and wind this time. On top of that, our car broke down on the Italian motorway in eh middle of a tunnel. We rolled unbelievable 2.8 km the slightly downhill motorway and...

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IBM Kite Talents!

IBM Kite Talents!

After months of persuasion, I finally talked a fearless bunch of IBMers into kite surfing! We spent a great weekend at Lago di Como and the three guys took a two day course. They all turned out to be quite talented and – who knows – might continue to get...

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Lago di Como Opening

Lago di Como Opening

First weekend this year on Lake Como. Great conditions and great company - men only with Thom, Flavian and Markus. Superb wind on Saturday, stron 12m fully powered, 4 hour session! Thom's jumps are getting higher and higher, Flavian ripping with the Bandit and Markus...

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Cape Verde

Cape Verde

Cape Verde end of April was just amazing again. 100% wind from the 15 day we were there, mostly on 9m and 12m kites. We did the wave clinic sessions with Mitu Monteiro and kitet in small waves. When it got big at Punta Preta, we still watched from the shore - maybe...

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Lago di Como Kite Weekends

Lago di Como Kite Weekends

Two great kite weekends at Lago di Como. Three out of four days with good wind. We were mostly using surf boards, since we need to practice that. We kited from the boat with Chris from 414 Kiting. Of course we also bought some wine – our favorite Dolcetto and Nebbiolo...

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Cape Verde Kiting

Cape Verde Kiting

For the last two weeks of April, we went to Cape Verde for kite surfing. After many kite vacations on flat water, we needed a more exciting spot. Since we already have a 6" kite surf board, we decided for Cape Verde, hoping for small waves. It turned out to be the...

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Christmas and New Year kiting in Kenia

Christmas and New Year kiting in Kenia

Escaping the cold and grey winter in Switzerland, we booked a kite vacation between Christmas and New Year near Mombasa (Kenia). Landing on December 24, we celebrated x-mas under palm trees on the beach. Some light wind during the first week was rather unusual for the...

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Kitesurfing in Hamata, Egypt

Kitesurfing in Hamata, Egypt

One week great kitesurfing with my friend Thom. From the six days, we had five days with good wind and one day with super light wind. A lot of action and fun! The spot is amazing! The huge sandy knee-deep lagoon doesn't feel packed even with 80 kiters on the water....

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Kitesurfing weekend in Italy

Kitesurfing weekend in Italy

We spent a great kitesurfing weekend in Gera Lario at Lago di Como (Italy) with our friends Thom, Kathrin and Bartek. We drove down to Italy on early Saturday morning, crossing the Splügen-Pass through the Swiss Alps - a nice 3.5 hour drive. The wind did not come up...

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Kitesurfing in El Gouna, Egypt

Kitesurfing in El Gouna, Egypt

After two weeks of training, we finally reached the point where kite surfing is a lot of fun! We can water start easily and stay upwind, so we have left the tiring part behind us….. We spend two to three hours on the water every day, depending on the wind. It is...

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Brazil Windsurfing

Brazil Windsurfing

We have extended the (anyway lousy) Swiss summer in Flecheiras (Brasil) with beach, sun and windsurfing. Flecheiras is a remote and quiet spot near Fortalezza with only a handful of people on the water. Hotel, surf station and spot are well managed, equipted with...

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