On a clear July sunny day, one of our kite students seems ready for the final test, the waterstart and his first ride … Carsten and his kite lessons in July at Mallorca.
CARSTEN FIRST METERS / Kitesurfing Mallorca kiteblog
Carsten, a friendly fellow from Munich Germany has contacted us via whatsapp. The Asociacion Aprende a Navegar and its kite school www.mallorcakiteschool.com was the choosed kiteschool of Carsten to initiate himself at kiteboarding.
Before to try waterstart, Carsten has prepared conscientiously for this moment, spending 2 days, 6 hours of training with different kites and kite sizes, and, among his preparations was to find the maximum power on his kite, that is why he is flying when he pulls down the kite bar and he is happily propelled upwards in the sky.
This is the moment in which helped by the friendly hand of his new kite pal Thomas, he is moving backwards in search of the necessary distance from the beach to avoid any trouble or nasty beach crash
Last moments before the adventure … last advices and signs of good hope from the surrounding friends and kite teacher
but, no fear! he feels full of positive energy and there’s no reason why something should go wrong
moving the kite backwards and sending it forward and … up he goes!
and in the middle of the good wishes of the other kite students, he is starting his first water ride kitesurfing towards … who knows where?
first hundred meters are gone and all is well, God’s watching!
while on his ears still sound the chant of his left behind friends -notice that Thomas is singing while Carsten is moving away-
and moving happily forward, suddenly he starts to feel the loneliness of the kite surfer, of the open cross ocean sailor of the seawolf man, of the pure adventurer … 🙂
But his kite ride in full speed is conforting him. The pleasure of knowing that you achieved your goal and you are kitesurfing
And, in the middle of the thrill of the ride, he starts to notice that the shore is rather near, so, maybe now it is the moment to start slowing down in order to not getting smashed against the heaps of beach posidonia whill fills the beach floor
because, he was so concentrated on his kite ride, you know … not to fall on the water and keep his front leg stretched while he was keeping pressure on the board edge, that he almost didn’t noticed that the beach is not far anymore, actually, it is quite near now
and to the general amazement, even other fellows on the beach have witness his success, his great achievement, his first kite ride!
Perhaps now is the moment to stop riding and start thinking how to get back to where his ride started and, most surely, back to the applause of his kite buddies and kite students.
Congratulations Carsten! Good luck and good winds in your future kitesurfing life.