Shorter days and colder waters never put us off, but they do mean we're now switching to our winter lesson schedule, from December until March.
On the 18th November we wheeled our bags through Gatwick airport, bundled in scarfs and jumpers, excited for some winter sun and warm weather kiting in Dakhla. Whilst the wind didn't quite deliver for us this year, the group that came out were always more than willing to get stuck in with pretty much any activity we threw at them. So, with amazing swell, we spent a few days playing on foamies in the whitewash whilst the local boys took on the big waves out the back, we headed over to a neighbouring surf camp and rode the cable for some wake action, and got just a little too competitive (on more than one occasion) playing beach volleyball. Everyone had a great time and came back with new friends, a good tan and an unexpected love for camel meat.
We might have only just touched down back in blighty, but we're already making plans for even bigger, even better trips in years to come. So keep checking back to our trips page for more details on future adventures near and far.
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We've been in and out of the country since our last stop on the UK Tour to Westward Ho! With perfect conditions, a keen group of winter wetsuit clad kiters and a whole lot of wind, we had a great time exploring this area of the UK and checking in with our friends over at 514 Elemental. Our last stop for 2017, we're excited to get back on the road next spring, so tuned for info on that, for now here's how our last stop of 2017 looked.
Even bigger and even better, the Dorset Big Air Competition, Poseidon Kite School and King of Watersports Christmas party returns for another night of live music, prize giving, raffles and Christmas fun.
The next stop of our UK tour has been a tough one to call since the forecast strength and direction has been changing it's mind every minute.
Leaving planning more last minute than hoped we're now pretty confident the forecast has stabilised and we've made the decision to make this one a day trip, revisiting Hayling Island on Sunday.
Preparing for our next UK tour stop. We're excited to see wind on the forecast again. A little busier on the roads being August, we're not going to venture too far, and hit one of our favourite Dorset freestyle spots - Portland Harbour.