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Saturday 18th November :

Another light wind day great for a bit of paddle on the old SUP!!  Looks like the wind is back next week with a BANG!! but its getting colder we have great stocks of all your NEO accessories in stock.  Plus new in we have some great clothing from Vissla  www.vissla.com   Shop open from 10am. We are having a PARTY -Sat 2nd Dec- Book your ticket Now

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Bespoke Adventures

Over the years we have been lucky enough to travel all over the world to train, compete & gain huge knowledge about very special places. A few of our favourites which we can organise a more specialised holiday include

THE GRENADINES

Kitesurf Yacht Safari approx dates; 24th feb – 4th march 2018

There is nothing like kitesurfing amongst the incredible green’s that the Carrib offers and the best to be had is by boat! The Catamaran is the ideal vehicle to kite, sleep & eat from.

 

A small group of islands bundled together, sit nicely on the NE Trade wind belt & boost incredible kitesurfing conditions with smooth winds, colours that change with the hour, warm friendly people and a true taste of the real Carribean. The ‘grenadines’ are a playground that just allow you to play for long hours in warm turquoise water. Our dedicated Yacht Kite Safari allows us to moor the Catamaran in unique kite surf locations and use the boat to eat, sleep, rest, repeat!!! An example of this Kite Yacht Safari is below which involves maximum kite surf time however more sailing is possible if you wanted.

Day 1- Fly from Barbados or St. Lucia direct to Union Island (approx 1600hrs) where the Catamaran is stocked ready & waiting for your kite adventure to begin. Small kite off the JT pro centre as sun goes down

Day 2 – Sail to Mayreau and kite at Salt Whistle Bay. Cross/ Onshore with flat areas & bump/jump. Incredible flat anchorage and a great island to hike around.

Day 3 – sail to Tobago Cays & kite around the inside reef. Moor off the turtle area and ensure we get to snorkel the outer reef. Evening sundown session a must! Incredible selection of stars to be seen

Day 4 – Sail for Day anchorage at Petit Tabac (island where the Pirates of the Carribean was filmed) Kite to Worlds end Reef & enjoy the waves around LW. Another snorkel where the reef drops to ocean some bigger fish to be seen.

Day 5 – Kite downwind to Palm Island – and land on Mopion ( a small sand spit just big enough to land a kite!) Evening anchorage – Petit Martinque

Day 6 – Downwinder -Kite from Palm Island – Frigate Island for flat water session. Then onto Sandy Island for evening kite & sunset session

Day 7 – Sail back to Union Island for return Flight home

ISLES OF SCILLY

October 2nd – 6th 2017 staying on Tresco Island in shared accommodation while kitesurfing around the islands. Magical place & expeditions between islands a must.

Rough Plan:
Monday am- drive to Penzance to catch ferry with gear at 9am. Arrive on St.Mary noon & take ferry to Tresco where the adventure begins. Kite Tresco PM & sort place to stay/ eat/ de brief.

Tuesday: Kite from Tresco to St. Martin. Intro Charts, reading charts, Navigation.

Wednesday: Kite safari from Tresco around St. Agnus. Intro Foil Kites.

Thursday: Kitesurf Tresco / Bryer.

Friday: Ferry back to St Mary’s / Kite back to the uk???

Costs £TBC

BOAVISTA

For 2018 we have a few spots left on our ‘Banging Boa Vista Classic which is staying at the all inclusive 5 star Rui Karamboa Hotel.

The Kite Safari is a chance to kite surf amongst this unspoilt Cape Verde Island & enjoy the steady NE trade winds that range from 12- 25knots at this time of year. Wave, Twin Tip & Hydrofoil coaching with Steph / Eric who have many years of experience on the Island.

Cost: £1,295 includes: All inclusive Rui Hotel Karamboa, Flights from B-Ham to Boa including sports bag, Coaching & guiding around the island
Not Included:  meals out, drinks, snacks getting to/fro airport, 4 x 4 Truck Rental, any Vehicle damage.

BOA DATES; 24th- 31st January 2018

NORWAY - Snow Kite

11-16th March 2018

The Trip: Perhaps the most easy kite sport to learn, needing only 5 knots of wind it is possible to fly the kite while being pulled along the snow. Kite skills , skiing or snowboarding skills all assist the learning curve.

 

Travel: Flights to Oslo, the snow kite trip to Norway is organised to run from Sunday – Friday however there are options to stay longer.  Approx 4 hour drive from Oslo to the Haugastol where the real journey begins.

Accommodation: Haugastol where we have booked the Mountain room which sleeps 6 people. Bunk accommodation with a southerly view over the lake and included is breakfast, packed lunch & evening meal. The catering & feel of the Haugastol is phenomenal, run by a snow kite family cooking wholesome food & making us feel totally at home. This allows us to focus on the snow kiting & other activities we can do.

The SnowKiting:  The Haugastol is situated at the start of the Hardangervidda Plataue which is a vast national park & the highest platue in the Northern Hemisphere.  From the Haugastol the 10 minute drive to spot 1 at Orten or further along the plateau are 6 other spots that we use depending on wind & visibility. The area is vast, exposed & like Dartmoor on a very snowy day! There are options to learn on the lake where it is ideal to get the feeling of being pulled along on skis or a snowboard by the kite.

Other Activities:

Downhill skiing at Geilo / Cross Country Skiing & skating/  Dog Sledding on the Hardangervidda with the Geilo Husky/ Off piste Skiing/snowboarding / Summit Touring & Expedition Training  (Gaustatoppen) / WaterFall at Voringfossen which plunges 182mtrs down the Hardangervidda Plateau.

Rough Schedule:

Sunday -1200hrs flight from Gatwick. Arrive Norway & travel to Haugastol, arriving 2000hrs approx

Monday – Wednesday; 8am Breakfast, pack for the day & head to the Plateau. Intro safety, site assessment, packing down on own, 5 principals, first runs & rides. Other sessions: Distance, GPS, Upwinder, downwinder, Drifting, Powder sessions, Foil Kites.

Evening sessions: Northern Lights /- intro Cross country Ski-ing/eating!

Thursday – 8am Breakfast, pack for the day & head for a full day expedition. One option is Folarskardnuten which is the highest peak on the Hallingskarvet Natioonal Park & this lets us kite up to the summit & ski back down again

Evening – Cross Country / Stars/Northern Lights

Friday 16th  – 8am breakfast & head down to Oslo for 1300hrs flight

Cost: £830 includes: accommodation & food at the Haugastol, Coaching, Car Hire based on 3 people sharing a car.

Extra’s include: Flights & baggage – (we have choose the best value option with Norweigan flights & 2 x bags =approx £200)  If wanted Upgrading to apartment – 2 or  person apartment are options / Ski/ board / cross country hire , Travel & car parking to airport , Alcohol or extras at the bar.