Marc Rowley of Blast Kiteboarding brings up to speed on their busy school, shop, brand distro and travel schedule!
The season got off to a slow start with a distinct lack of wind during spring but things are now shaping up nicely with plenty of bookings and lessons now in full flow and the water is warming up nicely and we’ve had plenty of lovely sunny / windy days.
We have just returned from a trip to S.France with Epic Kites the main purpose being to test the final prototype 5th Generation kites before their release in June. It was also an opportunity to take our team rider and instructor Tom Butler to meet the boss…Dimitri!
We had a few amazing days especially near Leucate and Tom was able to show his mega loop skills to the full, they must have been impressive as Dimitri has now invited Tom to Paros in July for another Epic trip, this time with his son 13 y/old Cameron. Tom will also be helping us teaching at the Blast School this coming season after his winter spent teaching in Perth WA along with our regular instructor Richie, myself and of course Mrs.Blast
Between us we are ready for a super busy season introducing others to this amazing sport we obviously all love so much.
Next up is our annual trip to the Outer Banks in Hatteras N.Carolina USA, the home of the Triple SSS contests. This an amazing place with flat shallow water for miles and then 100 metres away on the other side of the island we have the Atlantic surf… check it out on Google Earth, amazing place!
On the local beaches here we are seeing a lot more surfboards, this has to be a good thing with so many good wave spots here in S.Wales but also as it opens up another side of the sport that can really get you hooked..for life!
All the best,
Marc & Sarah.