Ocean Rodeo is proud to announce its Next Generation of Kites.
Our New Roam, Razor, Prodigy and Flite are all here and ready for your next session of #NoExcuses kiting.
New Materials, A Two Pulley System, and Innovative weight saving technology have all been incorporate to critically acclaimed design and a tried tested and true process here on Vancouver Island, Canada to bring to you where ever adventure takes you.
What a lot of old granite there is around the British Isles. Some of it even goes under the sea and when the wind and tide and swell is right you can have a ball kitesurfing all over it. Just watch out if you go in winter though as it gets pretty cold. This is a video of kitesurfing with kites on boards in waves in wind.
All kitesurfing footage (except final sequence) - Greg Dennis.
Levvy footage - Celine Collaud.
Me rigging up - Kate Starling
ALL OTHER FOOTAGE - Me, I took all the rest of the footage around Scotland and Cornwall.
They say that you get the best waves abroad but you get your best sessions at home. This is a chronicle of two reef breaks in Cornwall - Porthleven and the Cribbar - during Autumn and Winter. They're quite fickle, and some might say quite cold, but for me the novelty of riding good waves alone or with just one or two friends will never get old.
Thank you to Mike 'Tubeway Army' Newman for ALL of the kiting footage and the Levvy Beach shot and 'Warning Sign' shot.
Ian Edmondson for the cover photo.
Jason Feast grabbed the Cribbar paddle in shots. All the other bits I filmed on a Nokia 8210 pay-as-you-go from Lidl, just goes to show doesn't it...
MUSIC: Kim Churchill 'Only time can take you on'. Check him out he's bloody brilliant http://kimchurchill.com/music/
It's a strange but beautiful way to live, storm to storm, swell to swell. How many other sports are there where you can laugh, cry and feel sick all before lunchtime? Nerves, banter, squally winds, rocks, shaking cameras and cups of tea; these things make up the experience for many of the world's kitesurfers.
Filmed by: Mike Newman http://www.ocean-image.co.uk one morning at Porthleven.
My kite: Ocean Rodeo Prodigy. Worth a mention as it's like an extension of me, 25m away up in the air.