Sorry I have not written on here for quite a while. Things have been surprisingly busy here. We went to El Tur for 3 days last week, which was great. We had a small amount of time to ourselves to windsurf, and then we had a busy day doing photoshoots with Oceansource.
The photo shoots were because the new hotel at the wave beach there is very close to being finished, and ready to open. There are no centres in the new hotel yet, but its still looking good for non windsurfer’s as well as a bit more luxury for windsurfers in a brilliant spot. The wavebeach is offering its well known and loved conditions as usual, nothing has changed on the beach its still the unspoilt, quiet cross-on wave spot.
Phil and I got some sailing in on our new Severne S1’s both in the bay and at the wavebeach, followed by me getting out in the waves to do a watershoot for Brad, a South African kiter who will be working in the near future with Oceansource for clinics and stuff. Being my first in water shoot in waves, it was interesting, rather amusing, and also quite rewarding to get a few great shots from it. It wasn’t the windiest of days we have had there but for kiting it was ideal, and for me it was ideal, any bigger waves and I think I would have probably swallowed half the Red Sea.
Since this trip we have been back in Dahab, working hard and also testing out our new sails from Severne. They are great, they look fantastic, can be seen for miles and as we are the only ones in the bay using them you can’t miss us! They feel good, they have changed slightly from last year but nothing major, and are still lightweight powerful sails which work really well for being thrown around for freestyle.
This week we are awaiting our stickers to be ready, we have ordered them locally and they should be ready today I hope. We have some coaching lined up next week, and then its over to El Tur again on the 12th for our next clinic, which is due to be a great week.
All exciting stuff!