Last month Surf Club Keros, on the island of Limnos, welcomed seven disabled athletes from South Africa, Canada, USA and Europe, to take part in the first ever kitesurf camp for disabled riders.
The brainchild of Christophe Martin, one of the first disabled kite surfers in the world (www.handikite.fr), the gathering gave like-minded people the opportunity of swapping ideas, sharing equipment designs, and discussions on strapping into seats, hot wiring and quick release safety mechanisms.
HQ team rider, world water ski champion and winter paralympian Sean Rose, who is set on developing the sport of kite surfing for people with a disability, gives us his take on the week; ‘The resort was so well setup for our needs and had loads of other limited wind activities available, we got to play on adapted paddleboards, a kite catamaran, kite SUP and inflatable, hobie cat, did some snorkelling, kayaking, water-skiing and hired quad bikes to see the island with our wheelchairs hanging off the back. It’s an amazing place for all’.
Keros is situated in a conservation area providing proper glamping Safari tent accommodation and full board options. It’s definitely worth a look – especially if you need adapted kit to play on!