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Adventure Sports - Australian Kitesurfari Trip

Can't rate this trip highly enough, seriously. We have traveled to Maui, Fiji, Vietnam, Bali and quite a few areas within Australia to kite and have never had such a consistently windy trip as we did in Cape Bedford with Ant and Paulie. 

When they told us it blew 24/7 they were not exaggerating. It really does. We arrived midday on the first day to 18 knot winds which continued to build all day. The small kites came straight out and we kited for over 4 hours until exhaustion finally kicked in.

Day 2 provided a full pond of shallow water right out the front of the camp and perfect 20 plus knots. This location is flat water heaven and provided just the right conditions for our crew to progress their kiting.

Day 3 was absolutely cranking and we broke out every small kite we had with us including Fiona's 4mtr Dice. It was time for everyone to try out a smaller kite and the biggest we had on the water all day was an 8mtr Dice. Some of the crew took a morning break until the wind settled down in the afternoon, offering hours of kiting in the shallow lagoon as the tide came in. 

Day 4 offered up sunshine, wind and just the right water level in the lagoon to get jumping. We were all up early to make the most of the last morning on the water. Everyone was 100% kited out by the time we loaded our tired bodies into the vehicles for the scenic trip home through the Daintree. Not sure how we stayed awake for the trip, but Ant was great company and had some really funny stories to share. 

The meals were great, with special diets catered for as required. The location was remote and we had it all to ourselves. Ant and Paulie have made the kite camp really comfortable with bungalows made out of rainwater tanks and loads of shady areas to relax in. There was plenty of hot water, hospitality and no croc's; 'not a one'. The location has been really well selected to offer shallow flat water and Ant is super conscious of safety, which we really appreciated.

We are already planning next years trip and would have no hesitation in recommending you check out this pristine spot. Check out the photos here, amazing place. Plus a little video here.


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FNQ Winter Escape Wrap Up with Adventure Sports

Well after over 4000 kilometres in our own trusty ute & camper trailer, plus another few thousand with Australian Kite Surfari we can say we have trekked quite a lot of the Queensland Coastline over the last three weeks or so. 

In this update, we will focus on the great progression of some of our locals as they joined us in Yorkeys Knob, Green Island and Cape Flattery to maximise their time on the water over winter. From all reports so far, everyone was really happy with the accommodation, locations on offer and the conditions.

Yorkeys wasn't cranking by any means, but that didn't stop everyone from getting out on the water. They learnt pack down, self rescue, light wind riding techniques and even Lisa had a go on the 15mtr Juice. Our big kites got a lot of testing in Cairns/Yorkeys but everyone was back on their own gear for our Green Island Day Trip and the last day in Yorkeys before heading North. 

Green Island was a gem of a day. With conditions similar to our Fiji Trips, just right there only 45minutes out of Cairns Harbour. Everyone was raving about the day. We all kited ourselves into exhaustion and have a great collection of photos to show for it.

You will find a snap shot of a few photos of Cairns and Green Island on our Flickr Album.

Cape Flattery delivered some serious wind and deserves a full article which will be published shortly. 

Thanks to everyone for joining us and making the trip enjoyable. For info on some of the locations we visited along the coast call in to the shop and say hi. We will be running a couple of updates on the road trip over the next month. See you on the water.



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Yorkey's Knob Winter Escape

After four days of kiting the crew are looking a little tired and have welcomed a sleep in and rest morning. With unlimited coaching, everyone has done really well and mastered some new skills over the four days on the water. 

Yesterdays trip to Green Island was spectacular and we were really lucky to get a full day of great wind and water conditions. It was a struggle to get everyone off the water and round them up in time to catch the last quick cat of the day home.

We have been really fortunate to have a friend of ours along for the trip who is an avid photographer, so we are editing our way through her photos and will post some more very soon, but in the meantime you can see how much fun everyone is having with some photos taken by us. 

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Adventure Sports Crew in Cairns 2015

Well the locals tell us it isn't as warm as usual, but we aren't complaining. The temp only dropped to about 18 last night which was a very pleasant change from our camping trip up the coast.

The accommodation has been sorted and everyone has settled in. They hardly had their feet on the ground before hitting the water yesterday. 

We are staying just across the road from the rigging area at Yorkey's Knob in some very nice apartments. The wind forecast has been updated and looking good over the next few days. The crew are just going through their safety briefing and learning how to pack down and self rescue while we wait for the wind this morning, which has just started blowing the trees overhead.

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