Comments for inMotion Kitesurfing http://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com Kitesurfing Articles, Photos, Videos and great tips and tricks! Mon, 11 Jul 2016 09:37:57 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.12 Comment on Mauritius East Coast Kite Spot Guide by roy gordonhttp://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/2013/mauritius-east-coast-kite-spot-guide#comment-262381 Mon, 11 Jul 2016 09:37:57 +0000 http://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/?p=8377#comment-262381 Hello Bernard,

thank you very much for the positive info, we were a bit hesitant because its almost at the end of the season, still you never know with the weather… :-)
we were considering the Riu because its on the spot, but if you have any suggestions id be happy to hear what you recommend, especially if its lighter on my “pocket”…..

thanks
roy

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Comment on Mauritius East Coast Kite Spot Guide by Bernard Cayeuxhttp://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/2013/mauritius-east-coast-kite-spot-guide#comment-262373 Mon, 11 Jul 2016 05:40:26 +0000 http://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/?p=8377#comment-262373 Hi Roy,

No worries about October; it is somehow the end of the season but not outside it. It is after October that there is a change in patterns and intensity. In October, you will have some days without wind and you might not have very high winds but on the East coast it would be between 16 and 20, in the North, 18 to 20 or a bit more sometimes, in Le Morne it will be the usual 22+ almost guaranteed. Where will you be staying?

With best regards

Bernard

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Comment on Mauritius East Coast Kite Spot Guide by roy gordonhttp://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/2013/mauritius-east-coast-kite-spot-guide#comment-262290 Sat, 09 Jul 2016 12:03:50 +0000 http://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/?p=8377#comment-262290 Hello Bernard,

im planning a kite vacation from 7-23 October with my wife, were both good kite surfers, from what we have read October is the end of the season, from your experience what is the wind stats during this period ? were a bit hesitant to come all the way and not have wind…..

thanks roy

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Comment on How to Increase your Sponsorship Deals by Jessica Winklerhttp://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/2012/increase-your-sponsorship-deals#comment-261845 Tue, 28 Jun 2016 22:44:39 +0000 http://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/?p=4929#comment-261845 No that is one of the best deals in the industry and you are very lucky you must have worked hard for it and be and exceptional rider!! Good for you :) Congrats

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Comment on How to Increase your Sponsorship Deals by Lemsihttp://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/2012/increase-your-sponsorship-deals#comment-261841 Tue, 28 Jun 2016 21:00:22 +0000 http://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/?p=4929#comment-261841 When you say you would take the the deal, you mean if it was your first contract, i guess with your experience you have a much better deals…

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Comment on How to Increase your Sponsorship Deals by Jessica Winklerhttp://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/2012/increase-your-sponsorship-deals#comment-261770 Mon, 27 Jun 2016 00:56:07 +0000 http://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/?p=4929#comment-261770 I can’t say how much they make but they are offered a yearly salary, photo budget, travel budget and a budget for equipment which they can sell at the end of each year. If you were offered free equipment and two trips a year this is a very good deal and i would take it.

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Comment on How to Increase your Sponsorship Deals by Lemsihttp://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/2012/increase-your-sponsorship-deals#comment-261767 Sun, 26 Jun 2016 23:51:01 +0000 http://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/?p=4929#comment-261767 Hey Jessica, thanks for the feedback, and what s the best it can get for guys like TomCourt and Lenten for example?
So if a new brand offers free equipement and 2 trips a year to shoot some videos would be very interesting?

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Comment on How to Increase your Sponsorship Deals by Jessica Winklerhttp://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/2012/increase-your-sponsorship-deals#comment-261743 Sun, 26 Jun 2016 11:26:37 +0000 http://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/?p=4929#comment-261743 Normally a first time sponsorship deal is called a “team rider” and you are offered special pricing on equipment

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Comment on How to Increase your Sponsorship Deals by Lemsihttp://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/2012/increase-your-sponsorship-deals#comment-261525 Wed, 22 Jun 2016 02:12:57 +0000 http://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/?p=4929#comment-261525 May i ask you how much to expect from a first time kite brand contract ?

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Comment on Kitesurfing Progression: Riding Upwind by inMotion Kitesurfinghttp://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/2011/riding-upwind#comment-261154 Tue, 14 Jun 2016 02:25:57 +0000 http://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/?p=1823#comment-261154 Always a pleasure mate!

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Comment on Kitesurfing Progression: Riding Upwind by Claudiohttp://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/2011/riding-upwind#comment-260972 Sun, 12 Jun 2016 18:19:23 +0000 http://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/?p=1823#comment-260972 Hey Brendon,
This makes a lot of sense. Thanks for taking the time to explain it. I really appreciate it. I feel a lot more confident already to get out there and try to learn to balance board edging vs. board speed correctly.
All success to you,
Claudio.

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Comment on Mauritius East Coast Kite Spot Guide by Keithhttp://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/2013/mauritius-east-coast-kite-spot-guide#comment-260947 Sun, 12 Jun 2016 09:20:08 +0000 http://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/?p=8377#comment-260947 Hi Bernard,
Thank you so much for your reply, I understand you will be busy so thank you again.
Unfortunately, I heard that my partner had to go in for an operation the week before our planned trip. So, we did not arrive, I hope to look again at Mauritius in the future. Your information, especially to Poste Lafayette sounded like the place we would have headed towards.
All the best,
Keith

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Comment on Mauritius East Coast Kite Spot Guide by Bernardhttp://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/2013/mauritius-east-coast-kite-spot-guide#comment-260942 Sun, 12 Jun 2016 07:35:39 +0000 http://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/?p=8377#comment-260942 Dear Malgosia,

It’s very easy to answer to your post. :) If you do not like the crowd, don’t go to Le Morne, especially in August.
You are still left with 4 or 5 other options as in August, unless you are unlucky, you will get at least 5 days of wind every 6 days anywhere along the East coast; it will just be less strong than in Le Morne and it’s better this way.
– Bel Ombre (south) where it works well in winter. I never had a ride there as it is a bit limited; just going back and forth across a not so wide lagoon but it’s flat and I guess that if you take some advice from those practicing there often, there might be a wave or two to catch. Draw back: Accommodation only in fairly large resorts
– Pointe d’Esny (south-east) really good in winter as you could ride for kilometres and it is quite animated in August (kitewise) with surely 1 or 2 competitions or meetings, namely for foil kiteboards. There are 3 hotels but 2 are not ideal for launching. The better options are guest houses or villa rentals on the beach. You will just need to walk a few metres to launch.
– Trou d’Eau Douce – Accommodation mainly in hotels; one is fairly well-located.
– Belle Mare / Palmar – In some places launching can be a bit tricky on the days the wind is south / south-east. Accommodation mainly in hotels but villas available as well. It is the same lagoon as Poste Lafayette which is for me the best place for winter. We have several villas in Poste Lafayette; hotels are not great.
The North – You will get a bit more wind there but in most cases you will have to drive to Anse la Raie spot which is not the most convenient one to launch and a bit crowded on weekends.

Thanks to let me know what information made you consider only Belle Mare as an alternative to Le Morne.
In Poste Lafayette we will have a brand new villa with pool, not far from where I live. It has only 2 bedrooms and because its construction will finish beginning July, we will be offering a promotional rate in August. Not possible to launch in front of it but at walking distance to the kiting spot.
Hope this helps.

With best regards
Bernard

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Comment on Mauritius East Coast Kite Spot Guide by Bernardhttp://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/2013/mauritius-east-coast-kite-spot-guide#comment-260941 Sun, 12 Jun 2016 07:13:04 +0000 http://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/?p=8377#comment-260941 Hi Keith,
I’m sorry; it’s only now that I see your post and of course it is too late for my advice. I hope you enjoyed your stay as there was abnormally a lot of wind in the past 2 weeks.

Thanks to post us something about your experience on this page; it will help others.

With best regards

Bernard

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Comment on Kitesurfing Progression: Riding Upwind by inMotion Kitesurfinghttp://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/2011/riding-upwind#comment-260933 Sun, 12 Jun 2016 02:12:05 +0000 http://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/?p=1823#comment-260933 Hi Claudio,

If I understand you correctly, it sounds like you aren’t edging hard enough. It isn’t enough to just lean backwards… you actually need to dig the heal side edge of the board into the water. This is best done by pushing your heals down and lifting your toes a bit. Try and focus on really digging that edge into the water so that the board doesn’t slide out when you lean back. Just don’t edge too hard too quickly, as you don’t want to stall the board in the water.

It takes a bit of practice and trial and error to get the feel of it, but eventually it will just click.

Wishing you all the best with your progression.

Brendon

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Comment on Kitesurfing Progression: Riding Upwind by Claudio Rioshttp://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/2011/riding-upwind#comment-260259 Tue, 31 May 2016 14:31:53 +0000 http://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/?p=1823#comment-260259 Hello inMotionKitesurfing crew, thanks for this post. I have gotten up on the board and ridden a hundred yards (approx.) about 5 to 10 times. When I want to lean back against the kite to edge the board, it feels like my board will slip forward and I will just fall backwards. How do I keep from falling back as I throw my shoulders back and place my hips forward? I look forward to your reply. Thanks in advance. Claudio R.

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Comment on Mauritius East Coast Kite Spot Guide by Malgosiahttp://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/2013/mauritius-east-coast-kite-spot-guide#comment-259776 Sat, 21 May 2016 21:03:04 +0000 http://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/?p=8377#comment-259776 Hi,
We are planning holidays in August, and need to decide between La Morne and Belle Mare.
We are a family with two teens 13 &17; we like flat water and we hate the crowd.
But we would like to kite everyday :-)
Can you help us to decide?
Małgosia

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Comment on Mauritius East Coast Kite Spot Guide by Keithhttp://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/2013/mauritius-east-coast-kite-spot-guide#comment-259462 Sun, 15 May 2016 11:01:04 +0000 http://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/?p=8377#comment-259462 Hi Bernard,
Thank you for writing article and hope you are still able to return my call.
We would like to come to Mauritius early this June and wanted to ask your advice please?
I kite, but my partner doesn’t so, would like to mix kiting with some other options. I’d like to bring my kite gear to cover different wind ranges but trying to find the right spot is becoming a headache for us :(
We saw the Emeraude Beach Attitude hotel but is this ok to directly kite from or should we consider somewhere else? For example we saw Friday attitude??
Many thanks in advance,
Keith

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Comment on Kitesurfing Love Affair with Jessica Winkler by Jessica Winklerhttp://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/2011/kitesurfing-love-affair-with-jessica-winkler#comment-259096 Sun, 08 May 2016 13:44:47 +0000 http://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/?p=1441#comment-259096 Thank you for your comment Jamie. I would suggest looking at windguru.cz for your local beach and looking at the history to get an accurate idea of the wind. Then you can find charts that will tell you what size kite to use for the wind speed in your area for your height on line. You would really like Turks & Caicos. The water is shallow, warm, clear & not very many people. I manage http://www.kiteprovo.com so please let me know when you come and i’ll take care of you! :)

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Comment on Kitesurfing Love Affair with Jessica Winkler by Jamiehttp://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/2011/kitesurfing-love-affair-with-jessica-winkler#comment-258740 Sun, 01 May 2016 22:48:05 +0000 http://www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/?p=1441#comment-258740 I fell in love with kites while at DR, Cabarete. I was intending on surfing, then saw all the kites in the air. I took six hours of lessons over three days. Not really knowing how extreme the conditions really were.
Big waves and wind made it almost too challenging; (drank a lot of water) but I did learn a quite a bit and want to buy my own set up for here on the St. Lawrence near Cornwall Ont. I’m thinking a 14 m kite. I am 200 lbs. Would that size kite be good for your area, on the lake?
I’d love to take a trip to your location soon.

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