Location: South Africa, based in Table View, Cape Town

Date: Mid/End November 2011

Duration: 14 Days

Do you have a passion for life? Love kite surfing? Want to get away this winter?

100%!

Prepare to get excited then as this could be for you…

We love kite surfing around Cape Town and have always been in ore of how windy the area can be. On one of our recent trips we spent two weeks living an intrepid kite surfers’ dream and have been working hard to make it a reality for our customers.

Staying together in a super cool surf house facing the famous Table Top Mountain we’ll have kite surfing on our door step, kiting on tap, nice! When kiting from home we’ll be able to downwind to and from our own front door or kite in front of our digs to stay closer to ‘refreshments’. One of our South Africa based guides will be living with us for the duration of our stay and hooking us up with luxury breakfasts each day to best fuel us for what’s in store…

Driven around in a couple of seriously stylish VW T2 camper vans our guides will take us to South Africa’s best kite surfing locations, some well know but many top secret. We’ll be hitting numerous beaches to kite surf flat water and wave spots that will have you rubbing your eyes with disbelief or clearing tears of joy!

As well as kite surfing there’s unlimited us of SUP boards in front of our surf house and we’ll also be taking them on the road with us when we go exploring, there are places that need to be seen but just sitting and admiring… not as much fun as exploring with SUP’s.

Other activities we have planned include kloofing Suicide Gorge, hiking Table Mountain and abseiling down, hike up Lions Head Mountain and paraglide down, Lions Head full moon, SUP on Franschoek Dam, rock climbing, wakeboarding at the cable park, trips with rubber duck to tow in, wakeboard, fish and catch lobsters. There are additional activities like shark cage or scuba diving that you might want to try which can also be arranged. Some activities might not be for you and they’ll always be kite surfing alternatives. There’s too much to list but have to mention the famous South African braai and sun downers.

Kite surfing is our number one aim and although this is not specifically a coaching trip you will learn masses and we’ll help you to nail tricks you’re struggling with as well as getting the most out of the waves. Our friends that will be guiding us along our adventure are some of the nicest guys and gals we’ve had the pleasure of meeting, they have helped us realise an intrepid kite surfer’s dream trip and are exceptionally good kiters themselves.

Aaron Hadlow, Ruben Lenten and Lewis Crathern choose to frequent Cape Town and the surrounding areas during the winter months because of the solid wind, awesome weather and epic kite surfing; we’re after the same but offering so much more.

We’re excited and hope you are too; we guarantee this will be an amazing trip that will stay with you forever. If you are interested in joining us then please get in contact with our head kite surf guide/instructor, Luke (yeah me, the one from Kitesurfkings), he’ll be one of your guides in South Africa and has recently returned from such a trip. You can also get in touch with African Space who are the guys making this trip happen through their extensive contacts and years of experience in South Africa. You can email the kite surfing team at kitesurfing@africanspace.co.uk or call the office on 0121 382 9000.

Although we do run beginner trips this is not one of them, everyone must have the minimum competency of being able to stay up wind and perform a deep water pack down. If you’re not quite there yet then contact us about making a plan so you can be or have a think about joining one of our beginner or intermediate trips.

Wow! The wind is back!!!

October 5, 2009

It’s been hard times for beginner kitesurfers with either no wind or loads of it! Look’s like we’re in for some better sessions now and so let’s get you confident and ready to kite before we hit the winter season.

Yesterday (Sunday 4th Oct) was a good day for students and we managed to take lessons up until 7pm to maximise on the first learning conditions for a while. Saturday kitesurfing was bloody awesome! O.k, so it was for the advanced kiters only – Shoreham massive, you know who you are! What a great all day session, there were some serious gusts but didn’t they just keep you flying even higher!

We’ve 18 to 25 knots forecast for all day tomorrow so kiting before lessons if anyone’s up for it we’ll be in Shoreham; if you’re after lessons we have instructors and there are slots from 4.30 to 7pm. Not sure how Wednesday will pan out yet, but could be alright, then it’s all about Saturday. Lessons start from 8am and spaces are limited so don’t hang around.

White Air Baby! Shame about the wind but everyone got a tan and there was a cool vibe on the beach and in the Concorde. The Kiteworld/Kitesurfkings slider, built by Chris Burke and crew, was bloody great. If we had wind it would have worked even better but toe ins by Sean on the jet ski worked well and a big up to the pro riders who came down to show us how it was done. With Ruben Lenten, Davey Blair, Tom Court, Suzie Mai, Sam Light, Ali Barrett and Chris Burke over for the weekend Brighton kitesurfing at the Kitesurfkings Village was being well represented. Thanks to our graffiti artists SNUB and MISH FIT, Honador Productions, our promo team, Chris Burke and the Pro Riders, the BBC, Extreme Sports Channel and everyone that came down to hang out at the Kitesurfkings Kite Village.

Check out a mini video of the event, put together by Honador Productions. 

Next year we’ll hope for wind but know, from experience, that a great time will be had regardless.

Kitesurfkings managed to raise money for the RNLI during White Air, which felt good coz it’s all about charity mate. A quick big up to Andy Ward too who’s been raising loads of money for charity by kiting the English Channel! Alderney to Poole!! Check out his site for more info: http://www.kitethechannel.co.uk