Sunday, August 14, 2011

They make it look easy

Friday afternoon, Paul and I took a jaunt down to Tawas Point State Park.  The wind had really picked up, gusty almost, and we were pretty sure that the kiteboarders would be out.  We weren't disappointed.

From Another day at Tawas Point

These kites are enormous.
From Another day at Tawas Point



From Another day at Tawas Point

From Another day at Tawas Point

The sky is beautiful with all the kites
From Another day at Tawas Point

Once the kiteboarders learn to manage the kite (we saw several people practicing on land), they take to the water.  Impressive - skill, patience, awareness (not running into other kiteboarders) and upper body strength managing the kite.

First, the kiteboarders get the kite in the air.
From Another day at Tawas Point

From Another day at Tawas Point

Then it takes a bit to get going, especially if you doing it all by yourself.
From Another day at Tawas Point

Then they fly.  
From Another day at Tawas Point

From Another day at Tawas Point

From Another day at Tawas Point

From Another day at Tawas Point

From Another day at Tawas Point

So impressive.
From Another day at Tawas Point

From Another day at Tawas Point
Everything about this sport looks fun ... and expensive. It's so much fun to watch.  Cheers!
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