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Getting better all the time


All the kitesurfers had seen windguru and were prepared for lighter winds for the first bit of our trip to Boa Vista. During February & March the trade winds that batter these Cape Verde Islands are normally stronger however just for us we had trade wind reversal!!! Our guide, Strava, had never seen anything like it especially when the thunder & lightening hit hard one night. However by day 4 we had true Cape Verde conditions back & the final days were epic

A smooth check inn at Gatwick where, for the first time we received the ‘wave- through’— ‘let them go’ was the call as we weighed inn another crazy amount of excess luggage. Landing at Boa is a joy with a brisk visa check inn at the outdoor airport.

Arrival at The Riu Karamboa now feels like coming home with warm welcome’s from the staff & beer/spirits on tap 24hrs. During the first days we had fun surfing at Bahia & Stand Up Paddle-Boarding using large windsurfers with paddles that resembled the type used in toy shops!! It was superb to be in the warmth with decent swells to keep everyone busy. A mix of off-road Safari, shark snorkling, BBQ’s on the beach & the occasional game of group footie kept us all keeping fit & getting to know each other.

When the wind returned we had the less experienced back & forth at Ponta Antonia while others took to the larger swells on the west coast. Varandinha & Chaves were favourites for wave riding, both stunning spots with not a person in sight.

Making the most of every hour of wind meant that by the end everyone felt they had done sufficient kitesurfing.  All except poor Tony, who launched one of his more spectacular jumps and somehow managed to break his Fibula bone in the lower leg! When told that if it was broken he would not be able to fly home, he started to walk on it!!! Sadly it was a clean break and he is now on crutches and in plaster. Hopefully back on the water soon and we wish him a brisk recovery. Again we have enjoyed the spirit that the Edge trips bring and love to share the island of Boa Vista to kiters that also see the same beauty & peace. We thank everyone for joining us and look forward to sharing the photo memories.