Another day in paradise – Ilha do Guajiru

Morning session: With the tide going out everybody kites downwind where the lagoon connects to the open ocean. We kited a bit in front of our pousada and then headed downwind as well. The water was already really shallow but fortunately we didn’t fall or get stuck. The spot downwind became really flat and I managed to land my first pop to blind with a pass. I did loop the kite at the end but whatever;-) I’m happy and super stoked. We decided to kite back upwind in the open ocean. When we reached the upwind spot, we still had to cross over land and through the lagoon to get back to Casa Suiça. Walking with our kites over super slippery mud was not an easy task. Fortunately none of us fell but I think we were just lucky. The tide was at its lowest and when entering the lagoon Paul found himself in mud up to his knees. LOL. I wish I had a camera with me. We must have really looked funny. After 2,5h kiting we were happy to be back at our pousada and get some rest.

Ilha do Guajiru Upwinder notes

Afternoon session: The wind picked up but we still took the same kites. I was on my favorite 8m Cabrinha Siren and Paul on his 10m Cabrinha Switchblade. I landed my first unhooked kite loop. Whoop whoop! And another Pop-to-Blind! I couldn’t be happier!

Ilha do Guajiru Freestyle session notes

But we also felt tired and the little injuries we have are starting to make things more difficult.

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I think it’s time for a rest day.

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Morning session: With the tide going out everybody kites downwind where the lagoon connects to the open ocean. We kited a bit in front of our pousada and then headed downwind as well. The water was already really shallow but fortunately we didn’t fall or get stuck. The spot downwind became really flat and I managed to land my first pop to blind with a pass. I did loop the kite at the end but whatever;-) I’m happy and super stoked. We decided to kite back upwind in the open ocean. When we reached the upwind spot, we still had to cross over land and through the lagoon to get back to Casa Suiça. Walking with our kites over super slippery mud was not an easy task. Fortunately none of us fell but I think we were just lucky. The tide was at its lowest and when entering the lagoon Paul found himself in mud up to his knees. LOL. I wish I had a camera with me. We must have really looked funny. After 2,5h kiting we were happy to be back at our pousada and get some rest.

Ilha do Guajiru Upwinder notes

Afternoon session: The wind picked up but we still took the same kites. I was on my favorite 8m Cabrinha Siren and Paul on his 10m Cabrinha Switchblade. I landed my first unhooked kite loop. Whoop whoop! And another Pop-to-Blind! I couldn’t be happier!

Ilha do Guajiru Freestyle session notes

But we also felt tired and the little injuries we have are starting to make things more difficult.

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I think it’s time for a rest day.

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