Thursday, December 22, 2011
Dennis the Kiteboarder, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, USA
Today was one of those days when life brings an unexpected surprise. Walking the beach I met a friendly young man, Dennis, who was setting up and preparing his kiteboard for flying. Having an affinity for anything that has flying involved I stopped to talk with him. He was very wiling to share info about what he was doing and how he was doing it. As a former hang glider pilot in my youth, I know what a pain tourists can be asking the same questions for the thousandth time - I appreciated his candor and willingness to talk about his sport. Looks like quite a kick! There is a video link at the end of this post about the sport.
Dennis the kiteboarder.
Readying to launch.
And away he goes...............
Click the link for a way-cool video of other folks kiteboarding elsewhere.