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Why don't you just kite, bro?

Why don't you just kite, bro?

I’ve never been very athletic. I keep reasonably fit, but team sports or activities requiring any sort of co-ordination just aren’t really a family pass-time. I remember one long weekend at a park when all the other barbecuing families were playing touch football or catch, my cousin mike spent a couple hours teaching us kids how to sharpen our knives safely and correctly.

I’d tried wakeboarding a couple times, with absolutely no success. I couldn’t imagine ever being capable of even riding a kiteboard, let alone handling the setup with the ease and grace of the experienced boarders dancing across the waves of the Columbia.

Back to the Beach!

Back to the Beach!

The promise of high altitude mountain camping got us through the heat and humidity of Central America. The crisp air and nightly campfires we’d finally found in Ecuador were just what we’d been dreaming of for months.

Unfortunately the wind on the coast was dying, so we hightailed it back to seal level for kiteboarding lessons.