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Crazy Hang Time from a Kitesurfer here in Tarifa

 Poster: A snowHead
Poster: A snowHead
We've had truly ballistic insane winds the past five days blowing from the East, Levante, so much so that many of the wind turbines inland stop rotating as they have wind speed governors so they are not damaged due to rotating at high speed.

Whilst many a good kiter can handle strong winds the issue here is that the wind is cross offshore so the wind is crazy gusty, plus if something goes wrong you will not make it make to land.

So 99.9% of kiters have not ventured out here, and here is like Chamonix is to skiing in that it is the kite surfing frenzy capital of Europe, 35yrs ago it was the windsurfing capital rolling eyes

I've done two road trips to try and find quieter conditions, one to Los Caños de Meca, (Cape Trafalgar) and the wind was still insane there, though was a fair number of windsurfers out and another to Sotogrande (Valderamma) North of Gibraltar 35kms away and had a good session but wind was probably 30mph less!

So this vid has turned up on Social Media from last Thurs/Fri and it is truly amazing as the guy jumps and then as the offshore gusts come through whilst he's hanging in the air (hence it's called hangtime) he keeps on flying.

I can't post a direct link to the vid so you'll have to make do with a FB link, but it's well worth a watch.
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
That's pretty nuts... Did he stay out or run back in after haha?!
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