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Yesterday here in Sakalava two sessions, and this place really is something else. Low tide speed strip blasting* in the morning then in the waves on the reef* in the afternoon.

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I've kited and windsurfed in a fair number  of locations (excl Hawaii / S Africa has to be said) and this has something for everyone.

I never seen such a perfect location for learning, the lagoon at low tide is split in two by a 750m sandbar which at low tide is just superb for flat water blasting in anything from 10 - 20cms in the most glorious translucent water at around 25degrees and air temp 30. Then as the beginners progress they can blast out and still be in only thigh deep water.

And wind seems to blow constant 8m weather

Two hours off high tide and it's deeper but not too bad, and you can buzz back and forth across the bay.

To get the adrenalin going the reef offers a great playground around a km off shore, should anything untoward happen, as in getting it wrong on a wave, then you get swept into the lagoon.

Standard of strapless boarding is pretty high, though not too much in the way of air time and tricks.

At the airport I met a young Californian couple from San Francisco and they had been here 4 weeks, kited everyday never more than a 9. He had done a lot of research on where to go in the world not only to satisfy his lust for waves but a location where his girlfriend could learn, and here ticked all the boxes with her jumping 4m by the end of thier stay!

And then of course there are the Lemurs, these visited our bungalow this morning.

There is a negative, and that is actually getting here, and it can take up to three days from the UK!

For those that don't know I'm kiting in quite a remote spot, Sakalava Bay in the North of Madagascar kiting from, Royal Sakalava, where there's around six centres in the bay.

And for those that think I'm continually on holiday this is payback for a big project we're working on for Air Madagascar and their Publishing partner, Prime Magazine

Our base for the week.


À bientôt

Sports and Body Massage Special Offer

Daughter is now back practising in Town in our Chapel as a FHT Qualified Sports and Body Massage Therapist, and is offering a Special Offer for all kiters and windsurfers - £35 for an hour's Sports Massage and £30 for an hour's Body Massage. Call Siggy on 07854 332 667 and mention Another Hard Day At The Office.


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