When the wind blows in Lakeside (all the time), it brings the kitesurfers to the beach, and the windsurfers to the vlei (lake). Here is a pic that I captured of a windsurfer on Zandvlei. I was trying to get a sense of the speed he was moving. Hope it worked.
While my blog has been a little quiet over the past few days, it is not because I have had nothing to post, but rather because I have been to busy shooting over the last few days. The glorious days in Cape Town over the Christmas period provided me with plenty of opportunity for some outdoor shooting. I will post some of the results over the next few days.
Firstly, windsurfing on Zandvlei.
When the South-Easter blows, it blows through False bay and straight across Zandvlei, which makes it a bit of a Mecca for windsurfers. In summer you are guaranteed to see a few windsurfers zipping up and down the vlei at high speeds. They surf at spectacular speeds,and of course they crash spectacularly as well.
When the nose dips like that, you know you are going to do down.
When I moved to the area I tried it out for several months, but alas my balance is just not good enough for this sport. So I have to content myself with shooting (with a camera) the windsurfers. They only come out when the wind blows, but at this time of year that is almost all the time.