Kite surfing on Blouberg beach. Taken during some spare time after a beach shoot.
On the same day that I took the windsurfing shots, I went down to the beach to watch the kite surfers. Now if you think that the windsurfers go fast, they are like a child with training wheels on a new bicycle compared to the crazy kite surfers.
If you put skydiving, water skiing, windsurfing and surfing into a giant bowl and mixed, you would get something resembling kite surfing. This is the only water-sport I know where wearing a helmet is (or at least should be) considered good form.
I don’t know how high they jump, but it looks like it can easily be over 5 meters. Sometimes you can see the beginners practise on Zandvlei (where the wind surfers usually are), and it takes a lot of practise and skill to get as good as this guy.
Buy wow, it looks like fun, maybe I will try it someday.
I can’t give too much information about this ship, but from what I can gather, it is a Panamanian coal ship, originally with 30000 tons of coal onboard which ran around in October 2009, and is still there.
It is literally a stones throw from the beach, and you can see the many kite-surfers in front of and around it.
Does anybody have any more information?
It was quite a windy day in Sunday in Muizenberg, so the kite surfers were out in full force. Here are a few photos that I took on the beach. Looking at the antics these guys do, they are nuts! But it looks like loads of fun!