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Beach Clean Up Kaliantan, Lombok, Indonesia at Seabreeze Kite Club

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After opening on the end of May with our newest kitesurfing school here in Kaliantan, Lombok, Indonesia.  Seabreeze Kite Club is ready for all of you guys.

However, when we arrived the beach was filled with plastic as at many other places in the world.  We always ask ourselves; How can we change this?

Well, it basically starts with every single person himself and it will then and can make an impact in the total world.  This time here, the local children of the village and all the workers from Ekkas Sunrise Resort ( our partner) and Instructors from Seabreeze Kite Club took the liberty to start this amazing venture to clean up this long stretch of the beach.

Would you like to book your kitesurfing Holiday with us?

https://seabreezekiteclub.com/indonesia/lombok/

clean up

Awesome achievement.

       

 

                        

 

Seabreeze or Venturi effect or maybe Trade winds? They are all invisible to the eye!

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The Amihan wind at Seabreeze Kite Club

Bantayan Island for kitesurfing will have the so called ‘Amihan Wind’.  This is a wind pattern in the Philippines that starts from November till the end of April.

Siargao, Philippines hosts the same wind for our kitesurfing school in General Luna.  These 2 location with our newest: Santa Fe, Bantayan Island has the similarity of the Trade winds.  However it is not that type of wind that runs the same as in the Caribbean.

Let’s put the different wind scenario’s here:

In the Philippines, Amihan refers to the season dominated by the trade winds, which are experienced in the Philippines as a cool northeast wind. It is characterized by moderate temperatures, little or no rainfall, and a prevailing wind from the east.

This is our dominant wind to be teaching and therefore we are open with our Seabreeze Kite Club locations in the Philippines.

The Sea Breeze effect

Is also known as thermal wind and it is most likely to happen in cooler waters, when the sun is out.  This is what we have at our other kiteboarding club in Aceh, Indonesia.  It is a great wind to go out and kite.  Mostly on 9 meter as average.

The sun heats the land up, the warm air rises from the land, the cooler air from the sea rushes in and causes onshore wind.  Mostly on the average day this will happen in the early afternoon and adds to the wind.  amazing!

A good sea breeze can add 20-50% more wind to a forecast and provide beautiful, consistent wind when nothing was predicted or add to existing wind and making it much stronger.

After rainfall, the Seabreeze effect needs to settle again and this will take a couple of day’s and then the cycle will start again.

The Venturi Effect

Is when the wind is forced through two objects  such as mountains, hills or buildings.   This affect is also at our spot in Indonesia from June till September!  The Venturi effect  causes much higher wind speeds.

Watch out if you are launching near buildings because you may not be expecting higher wind speeds but this well known wind effect can also be highly beneficial in places with light wind as many Kitesurfing locations around the world are windy simply because of the Venturi effect.

Join us from November till the end of April at one of our kitesurfing schools.

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Santa Fe on Bantayan Island hosts Kitesurfing and Cultures with wicked food!

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Bantayan Island is our newest destination of Seabreeze Kite Club. http://seabreezekiteclub.com/bantayan-philippines/ How and why here, you would ask?  Well. It is fairly simple.  I explain:

‘Talking and spending time with a local person of Cebu, Philippines made me turn my vision 180 degrees about the Island.  It has everything that you need.  from good food to brilliant Sunday afternoons in parks, waterfronts and don’t forget the variety of the nightlife it has to offer.

This island is packed with Expats from all over the world and it hosts many business hotels that are surrounded by big shopping malls, where you get lost.

Different sport activities like wake boarding, carting, bowling makes this Island a good getaway.  Many people will come to Cebu for a short stop then to take the boat to the different Islands near Cebu.

Quote by Kay, ( a local from Cebu): I Heart Cebu but I’m mesmerized by Bantayan Island.
What I love about growing up and living in Cebu lies in its enchanting culture, foods, and it’s natural resource.
Cebu is just a small island  but  there  are  many  places  to  discover  which  never  fails  to  amaze  us, but there is this one Island that I could say it is the PRIDE AND GEM OF CEBU that has not been discovered by most of the foreign people yet.
The secret little paradise of Bantayan Island.
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Why? Because it is a place like no other! A perfect getaway place for those seeking peace & quiet, blue skies & clean air, with spectacular turquoise water & great white sand beach, along with some of the most beautiful sunrise & sunsets in the world, It doesn’t just end there! guess what? Kitesurfing.
One of the most unique water sports is now finally offered at our secret little paradise Bantayan Island from November till the middle of April where the Amihan wind season is at that time giving windy days from 12 to 25 knots.

Light wind relaunching! Problem? No, of course not…..We explain!

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Experiencing light winds is a common thing when we go kitesurfing or as with us at our schools in Siargao, Philippines or Aceh, Indonesia. http://seabreezekiteclub.com/

In Siargao, Philippines at our Seabreeze Kite Club we use Switch kites as they are light wind machines and fly in 8 to 9 knots with a rider of 75kg.  This is amazing!

We all be there!  drifting forward and then pulling 1 line….. Nothing happens… but only the drift further away. Hmmm. what now.  Well normally it is always good to pull the steering-line closer towards the beach as you will be drifting towards this direction slowly.  Don’t bring the kite back up in the air but hold on to this and let yourself float into the direction of the beach or your kitesurfing teacher.

Well what if we are far away?

Then there are 3 possibilities that you can perform in the water, while you are drifting.  I am using a “deep water scenario” as this is the most common thing in the world while kitesurfing.

Let’s go and use number 1 to get started and also the oldest way to perform a relaunch in really light wind or you are hydro-foiling and the wind drops!

***1*** Swimming towards the kite***1***

  1. The kite is in front of you and Leading edge down.
  2. Then try to swim fast towards the kite until the kite will “roll” on his side.
  3. Pull the steering line. ( the one that comes out of the water) and pull gently to get the kite in 1 go up in the air.

 

***2*** Pulling 1 steering line and 1 opposite powerline***2***( My favorite One!)

  1. Pull 1 steering line.
  2. Pull then the opposite powerline of the steering line that is pulled.
  3. Let the kite go “rolling” on his side, while letting go slow of the powerline.
  4. Release then the steeringline as well.

 

***3***Use the O’Shit” handles***3***

  1. This will not work with all of our kites.  It is a common snowkiting technique.  However we explain it anyway and worth a shot, while floating. ))
  2. Open the “O-shoit handles above the floaters. ( If you have any).  Then pull hard, simultaneously on both of your steering lines.
  3. Make sure your kite will go UP in the air Upside down till a 2meter lifted.
  4. Release 1 handle and immediately the other one as well.  Be prepared for a Pull.

Relax and have yourself looking at this video, where it will be visual.

Happy kiting and visit us at 1 of our destinations!

Hydro-foiling in Siargao, Philippines. A must do!

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Wow!  What a feeling!  I am flying….  and so much more shouts came from the water as soon as I touched the foil and made my first splash in the blue, warm water here in Siargao, Philippines.

foiling in Siargao, Philippines at our kite-school.

foiling in Siargao, Philippines at our kite-school.

The feeling is nothing compared with anything else, since I started kitesurfing many, many years ago.  It is a combination of flying and the total freedom sliding through the water as a “knife through soft butter”.   You can ride this thing already in about 7 knots.  So no worries here that your hair will get into a “knot’ or messed up.

What makes this foiling so special?  Well I think you need to try this at home. Get out and find a foil somewhere at your local spot or come to Seabreeze Kite Club in The Philippines.  Get on there and make your first meters.

Pressing forward on the board is a MUST DO!  otherwise you will be seeing yourself flying backwards into the air. ( Which happens, for sure) but all good as this is so much fun.

Take it gentle and move yourself a little bit pressing the nose and when gliding then twist a little from your hips ( not to much) but enough to get the “mast” out of the water and feel that sensation that you are getting from the “lift off”

We are using the Slingshot foil system at our kite-school here in Siargao, Philippines as this will 100% help you when you never foiled before as there are 3 different mast systems that you change when you improve, starting with the smallest mast, of course.

Amazing students. Foiling and fun. Hooked for life.

Amazing students. Foiling and fun. Hooked for life.

I am soo “SOLD” and HOOKED’ to this foiling with a kite.  It gives the strapless riding another level to master with ton of fun.  Be advised: wear a helmet and an impact vest. Just to be safe!

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