King Tide – a tale of high winds

When the Earth, Moon and Sun are aligned at perigee and perihelion, their closest distance to earth, a King Tide occurs. Together with strong onshore winds the ocean flooded the entire Brouwersdam beach and turned it into a thin carpet of flat water. Perfect conditions for a epic kiteboarding session!

Steering the kite in a loop while airborne, when perfectly executed, will make the rider travel at the speed of the wind in an instant. To fly horizontally, in 8 beaufort of wind, and suddenly hear all noise disappear because you are catching up with the wind.. That’s a surreal moment.

Riders: Evan Kruger & Rykiel Fijn
Camera & Edit: Edwin Haighton
Music: Karsten – Lord have mercy

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