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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Makawao Forest

Makawao Forest

Maui's upcountry green Forests Beautiful upcountry hike in the green forest of Makawao. The 10k / 3 hour hike takes you through trees and green tropical plants. Recommendable in dry conditions....

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Big Beach

Big Beach

Maui's best Beach Big Beach (Makena Beach / Oneloa Beach) on Maui's South Shore is rated as #1 beach here on Maui - the sandy beach is huge and the crystal clear water invites for endless playing in the shore break. Additional informations at mauiguidebook.com or...

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Short trip to Lahaina

Short trip to Lahaina

Lahaina Short trip to Lahaina - in the end, you need lots of surf shorts here and Lahaina has an endless selection. The town hasn't really changed over the last years. Still charming and mellow, just a few beauty spa salons have popped up - which is a little weird. A...

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Arriving on Maui in the wake of Hurricane Lester

Arriving on Maui in the wake of Hurricane Lester

Hurricane Lester Having landed in the post showers of Hurricane Lester, the first two days were rather unusual with lots of rain here. Today seems to be back now and we are looking forward to an amazing beach day.... Breakfast in Paradies .... enjoying our first...

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Bike Tour Lachengrat

Bike Tour Lachengrat

Biketour Näfels-Lachengrat-Klöntalersee-Näfels. 50km, technically easy climb and desent, 15 minutes bike carrying on the last 100m to Lachengrat total 1'600 meter climbing. Download GPX file here.

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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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Short trip to India

Short trip to India

A short visit in Pune by flying to Mumbai and taxi to Pune and back on the next day! The trip was definitely short, but it left a big impression. The shier size of the city of Mumbai, the incredible intense traffic and its millions of people.

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Salt Cinema Zürich

Salt Cinema Zürich

Lake Side showed Perfume: The Story of a Murderer in the open air cinema. We were really lucky with the weather, the sky was grey and locked at if it was going to pour down any second.

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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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Snowkiting in Wetzikon!

Snowkiting in Wetzikon!

Last chance today for snowkiting in our neighbourhood! The north wind was slowly fading towards the weekend after having blown strong on Thursday and Friday. It was rather light but still a lot of fun – and the place was perfect, just between Ettenhausen and Wetzikon,...

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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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Beautiful Late Autumn

Beautiful Late Autumn

Winter is not far away.... however, a few mild days invite for a late afternoon bike ride up to Bachtel. If you're interested in the background Swiss Alp peak names, check peakfinder's view from Bachtel:

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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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Living Room

Living Room

We have received our new photography for our living room. The photography shows an abandoned car in the middle of nowhere in the desert of Arizona. The photography is part of Peter Püntener's "The End of the Road" series. The series is made up of several hundred...

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Photoshop Adaptive Wide Angle Correction

Photoshop Adaptive Wide Angle Correction

Adobe Photoshop comes with a great feature for adaptive wide angle correction. I used in in our living room for creating a wide angle image consisting of three individual wide angle images. The final result: Wide angle corrected from the following merged image: The...

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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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