jonysan wrote: ↑
Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:51 pm
Yet to find turquoise water in England, possibly some around the Scottish islands, and Cornwall. !!!
Well, you can find both green and turquoise water in England at many spots, probably even where you usually ride
The thing is, you have never ridden in 7-8 knots on a summerday and seen it all from above - it works magic, the water and colours
Here at my local beach, when the sun was right, some time ago on my first foil, out with a 13 m2 LEI in almost no wind at my local beach, with my friend in the background - look how the colours are from above !
The picture is not enhanced after the kitecam shot - it came out like this, and got lots of other pictures like this, some more turquoise than green also - eventhough this one is maybe the most extreme I have experienced - an awesome summerday in shorts
And these are common pictures when out on summerdays in this light wind, at sandy beaches with sun, and our coasts in Denmark are pretty often a lot like yours in UK and as such not exotic in any way.
When you have a sandy bottom you can ride safely over 2 feet of water, when you have learned, and here the colours are amazing.
Many, in fact most I believe, thrive on these 7-9 knot days.
It is where you find the true meaning of totally silence, zen, and balance - and still have fun and enjoying and practicing the finer art of hydrofoiling, where you progress and learn difficult things, or just enjoy everything !
A few (not many though) dont bother in these winds, but most really love these conditions and this is why I predict you WILL get a lighter kite, when you have learned hydrofoiling
You can look forward to a totally new era in your kitesurf history from now on, but remember it is REALLY difficult at first, and many thinks it cant be right - but it is just uphill when starting, dont worry you will get there, like everybody else, quite fast - eventhough it might seem impossible at first steps