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Whether you're fighting to find the perfect stance or a seasoned pro working on a powered pass, carving your first turn or dreaming of cheeky transitions. A day or a week, at home or abroad, indulge yourself in a truly unique clinic where Christian and Karine will devote themselves to your individual needs.

The final fortnight, wow! Sinead O’Connor wasn’t singing about Peter Gabriel after all, turns out she was missing Barre Grande, and that shouldn’t be a surprise. It’s hard not to smile as you crack open a cold one on the donkey, gaze at the stars in the Delta, arrive back from smacking some lips on a downwinder, consume Henry’s Ipioca Melon, sit for some serious meat, slurp another caipi, wonder in amazement at yet another unforgettable sunset session, groan of a morning, survive the surprise of a wipeout, stare at the world below you when the edge and wig align. These may not be prose, but they certainly bring a grin if you’ve been there and done that. Thank you all for another brilliantly enjoyable Brazilian storm:)

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Our 2nd Brazil instalment which already gets us amped for 2019:) A full bore nitrous oxide group, dropping the clutch on and off the water, “it’s a beauty, claimer, as Karine said” – beats any other form of Ouro abuse. Fun times, plenty of laughs, some incredible southern wipe-outs, warehouses full of progress, a few close calls, flat, waves, downwinders, comedy cantabrians, we had it all in abundance. Can’t believe it’s another 11 months away….

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Metallicos + BGK = Locura

A peek at our final run of clinics in Brazil at the tail end of 2019. The Metallicos from Paraguay kicked the Brazil season off to a fine start for us. The mix is simple yet effective – a high dosage of fun, the occasional/frequent picos, a sprinkling of wipeouts, at least a cupful of group motivation, plenty of fine food and a lorry load of laughs, which all eases the bruises, calms the elbows and works the air con. Gents it was an absolute pleasure as always. And the Diaz de Vivar is exquisite, hmmm:)

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Had a great day’s coaching in Portland Harbour a couple of weeks back with the Weymouth and Portland Kitesurfing Club. Always a pleasure to visit, such a stunning location, beautiful views, friendly kiters and great food:) Forecast looked epic but alas the wind was a tad lighter than expected. However with the exceptional flat water and some larger kites it turned out to a big kite cracker. Lots going on, from better stances, first jumps, jumping higher, controlled landings, becoming equally smooth on both sides, air gybes, front rolls, double back rolls and extra flick on Raleys. And the sun shone throughout. Unfortunately a few had to leave early and miss the team photo. Thanks Julia, Dave, Craig, Ed, Richard, Jeremy, Henry and Greg for making it down, and of course a huge thanks to Martin and Alaric from the club for organising the day (and getting a few pics Martin:) We’ll be back for sure!

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A personal favourite, we’ve been merrily led around the Red Sea by Philou for over a decade, and it never gets old. Turning up at mouth-watering spots, eyes shocked and truly bedazzled by the spectacular colours, flat water gently whipped into ripples by the offshores, it’s almost too much to behold – and that’s why we always go back. The wind treated us, strong and regular, gentler sunset session, and on the occasion that it took a few hours off one morning we had the pleasure of large visitors:) A brilliant trip, with absolutely loads of kiting and shovels full of improvement. Ohhhhh the memories linger…..

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So you want to downwind… Our Guide

A quick heads up for those of you about to head off to windier shores and potentially the long coast of Brazil. In the latest issue of IKSURFMAG we have a fairly complete guide of how to actually do it. If it’s a whole new world to you, something that seems so easy can actually turn into a veritable tin of worms. As such we covered everything from how to turn off the wind, through working the kite to keep it in the air, down-looping it, kite-looping it and the combo of both. We hope it helps:)
https://www.iksurfmag.com/issue70/?page=121

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Phenomenal second week:) Wind continued to pump throughout, 24/7 to be precise and fairly darn strong too. So much going on… Auntie Clare arrived with nephew, niece and brother. Boy did they put on a show, Nick, James and Emma – Moberly-tastic. Family backloops, big airs, easy grabs and stylish toe sides. The Kiwi contingent grew by one, or 2 if you count Deadpool! Turns out, according to Kim, Max and Cuzi Bro that Dark Slides are as treasured as the silver fern!! Marije got in on some of that action too along with a cheeky grab , but who’ll forget those back rolls??? Sean’s land based sliding is stuff of legend along with his rotations, whichever way, and the public cheeky boner. Keith proved that he can smile regardless of the situation, gust, altitude or spin. Rogero took to the air, styled out his toe side and renamed a corner. And Foxy has diversified into the canoe business. All in all another top drawer week with a wonderful bunch. Bring on 2019:)

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Now it may be true that Brits like to talk about the weather, but we’ve got a thing or two to learn from those who have annual monsoon seasons (and we’re not talking about which shampoo/conditioner combo to take the extra humidity darling). Suffice to say that it positively dumped pre our arrival but Mike, Borke, Konrad, Nilanka and Louisa had it all ready and waiting for us!!! Was a pleasure to be the first guests at the new Kitekuda Camp. The one thing that remains constant is the likelihood of wind, 24/7:) As such it was just a matter of not overdoing it on the water, or the negronis, and so much was on show from Jesus to death defying kite loops over the house. And of course this seasons must have accessory, the shoulder dry bag!!!

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Another banger, but this time with a difference! Staying at the recently built PK25, the intimate sister of Dakhla Attitude. This time round there was a serious case of Kite Loops, some brilliant air, the return of rotations, the odd cheeky trip to Mauritania, a few table tops, plenty of raleys, 1 foots galore, large airs, multiple wipe outs, marshmallow landings, downloops and even our very own boy band… And the daily commute aboard Sinbad. Doesn’t get much better. Oh yes, and the wind pumped. That’s Morocco done and dusted to the very full until next year!!!!

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A little insight into the way we tick – although you guys know us pretty well by now….

Cabrinha team riders and experienced coaches Christian & Karine Kitesurf Clinics – CKperfomance Clinics have been ambassadors of the sport since the early days.We talked to them about coaching techniques, the future of the sport and their life doing clinics all over the planet.


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