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Super Sunday at Ponta Preta

Postby Toby » Tue Mar 15, 2016 1:53 pm

Super Sunday at Ponta Preta

We got a nice video of our trip to Cabo Verde, captured on Super Sunday, the day with the biggest waves in 7 years.

“It happens once every 7 year at Ponta Preta, waves as big as houses. We were lucky to be there to capture Elvis Jose Almeida Nunes with the new Swell v2 on Super Sunday.

‪After kitesurfing the big waves for a couple of hours, Elvis was unlucky, got thrown off his board by the foam crashed his kite and spend almost 2 minutes under. His friend Airton rescued him and he got back out there!”
However this video has a unique twist which shows you the importance of riding with your friends!”

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http://www.peterlynn.com/lei-kites/swell/

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Re: Super Sunday at Ponta Preta

Postby KitetripsPL » Tue Mar 15, 2016 5:30 pm

Best friend = best rescue :thumb: I think I"m gonna try this kite. Anyone have ever tried PL Swell?

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Re: Super Sunday at Ponta Preta

Postby ced1 » Tue Mar 15, 2016 5:59 pm

That is some pretty gnarly conditions...
I don't know Punta preda, but I think its just rocks downwind.

Kudos to Airton for pulling him out and to Elvis for getting back out there!

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Re: Super Sunday at Ponta Preta

Postby plummet » Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:17 pm

Awesome.

Looks like an epic time! and on 2 riders out!

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Re: Super Sunday at Ponta Preta

Postby Toby » Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:24 pm

please note: that might have been the last epic kite surfing at this spot...they plan to build a resort right in front...

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Re: Super Sunday at Ponta Preta

Postby ced1 » Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:52 pm

Toby wrote:please note: that might have been the last epic kite surfing at this spot...they plan to build a resort right in front...
For real??? And reserve the beaches for sunbathing and swimming? Doesn't look so good for that to me...

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Re: Super Sunday at Ponta Preta

Postby Toby » Tue Mar 15, 2016 7:16 pm

yes...there was a petition a while ago.
And, also on another wave spot, similar to Ponta Preta and close by...same thing...a resort...it's a disaster.

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Re: Super Sunday at Ponta Preta

Postby Wavebunny » Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:15 pm

These guys are my heros!!! I almost puked just watching the video!!! I felt every heart beat. But my instructor just told me I'll be ready to face these waves in a couple of years. It's worth living just for that wave. It's awe-inspiring!!! I think Pete Cabrinha holds the record, right? 20m wave?

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Re: Super Sunday at Ponta Preta

Postby plummet » Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:39 pm

Wavebunny wrote:These guys are my heros!!! I almost puked just watching the video!!! I felt every heart beat. But my instructor just told me I'll be ready to face these waves in a couple of years. It's worth living just for that wave. It's awe-inspiring!!! I think Pete Cabrinha holds the record, right? 20m wave?
2 years is probably a bit early for those types of waves unless your already a seasoned surfer.

Just build up slowly.

Big waves like that are scare as hell out of you but at the same time predictable. They also suck the water smooth. If you have the right conditions/experience big waves can be ridden with relative ease. After a while the fear retreats and you know what you can and can't get away with. Then its all fun........

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Re: Super Sunday at Ponta Preta

Postby ced1 » Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:10 am

KitetripsPL wrote:Best friend = best rescue :thumb: I think I"m gonna try this kite. Anyone have ever tried PL Swell?
I have and I think they are great wave riding and free ride kites, but my opinions doesn't weigh much :wink:
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