Sunday, November 14, 2010

Kiteboarders of Silicon Valley -

Forbes did a fun piece, including a slideshow, highlighting the rapidly increasing popularity of the sport amongst Silicon Valley techno nerds like myself...

Kiteboarders of Silicon Valley

By Kym McNicholas: Silicon Valley's elite entrepreneurs don't meet up on the links--they ride the wind and waves. Google cofounder Sergey Brin has many impressive achievements, but a little-known one might matter to the mogul the most: To kiteboard--surfing across the water, pulled by the wind against a large kite.. (read the rest by clicking on the picture above).

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Aussie Kite Spots - in and around Perth

Perth offers a wide variety of fun kite terrain, ranging from river spots in the city, super charged wave spots on the coast, and combo ocean / bay spots near Margaret River and Augusta. The slide show provides GPS traces of 4 spots, starting from a wide zoom and moving in to provide visibility into the launch angles and wind lines on the water. First is Leighton Beach, just outside Fremantle (SE of Perth), Second is Melville Beach in the city of Perth, Third is Finders Bay in Augusta, and fourth is Wedge Island north of Perth (just south of Cervantes). Enjoy!