… I can just hear the SurferBoy jingel … something like the theme song to Superman :-))))
Windsurfing was my passion in the 1980’s. Back then when Robby Nash, another perfect 1963 vintage :-), was emerging as the worlds windsurfer “wunderkind”. As with many, the responsibilities of life and a family steadily blew away my windsurfing time, until it came to a dead stop.
No worries man … I’m back … and ready to ride again!
So I’m studying the latest windsurfing gear on offer, and discovered that some things have chnaged for the better. However, all in all I am glad to report that the basics remain the same … balance on the board, hold on to the sail … and away you go 🙂
Next, I wanted to explore windsurfing location … starting with The Cook Islands. During my last visit I suspected that the Aitutaki lagoon was a perfect spot for speed surfing. However I did not see much back then. Surfing the net, I discovered that other adventure windsurfers discovered it too. Click here for a bit more.
Then I discovered that Kitesurfing is even bigger with some international events having been hosted at the lagoon. Guess I am gonna have to give it a bash!
KiteSurfing in Aitutaki.
KiteSurfing events in The Cook Islands
Keep tuned to find out how this rediscovery of an awesome watersport pans out.
Plans are streaming ahead as we zero in on the South Pacific. In our previous posts we wrote quite a bit about The Cook Islands. The second destination we are considering is Vanuatu. Click here for more on Vanuatu.
Vanuatu was in the news last year when a Cyclone Pam crossed over on the 6th March and practically crippled Vanuatu. Click to learn more about the devastating power of Cyclones Pam in Vanuatu.
So, you may be asking “Why are you considering Vanuatu when is has been destroyed and who knows when the next cyclone is going to pass by?”
Our answer “Good question. The answer … love of quite simplicity, natural beauty, friendly people, and the opportunity to closely explore a little known territory and culture.”
We can sum it up with one of our favourite sayings “Living on the edge”. The edge of the planet offers sooo much … to discover and perhaps rediscover in oneself, and sooo little … of the modern distractions and trappings.
Be free, discover the edge.
Pietro & Eltje
Although not quite complete with the research phase of our final destination in the South Pacific, topping the location list at the moment is The Cook Islands.
I have never seen so many awesome shades of blue in my life before … no doubt blue was invented at The Cook Islands 🙂
We have been so taking by The Cook Islands breath taking beauty that we felt we simply had to share it with you.
On the 1st Jan 2016 a series called “Das Traumschiff” was screened here in Germany and this particular episode was located …. yep you guessed it … in The Cook Islands, and on our most favourite place on the planet … Aitutaki. Das Traumschiff – Cookislands vom 01.01.2016.
The Cook Islands is running a brilliant advertising campaign at the moment … you have to check it out. Click here to view a selection of the Ads… they are so funny :-))
In the end pictures say a thousand words, in this case probably a million. Click here to view some pics we took during our last visit the The Cook Island. See what I mean about blue being invented on the Cook Islands :-))
Or click here to view Cooks pics at Pietro Pazzi Photograph on Facebook.
Click here to view The Cook Islands page on Facebook.
See what we mean … just amazing. Can you imagine what it must be like living in paradise? Stay tuned we will tell you soon enough :-))
Ciao for now.
Pietro & Eltje