Saturday, April 18, 2009

On Surfari? Yala, Sri Lanka

Nah, there were'nt waves this time around for us to surf on. But the thrill and excitement was still there visiting Yala National Park. Leopards, Elephants to one's favourite Crocodiles galore!

Yala Village run by John Keells Hotels certainly provided some sort of luxury in the middle of the jungle. Not to forget the aircon rooms which were sooo welcoming after the safaris' or trails that one went on.

Food was out of this world. Height of it all was having a BBQ on the bank of the lake with the glistering eyes of the crocodiles 'eyeing' something from our plate (hopefully - and not us!). Ah, with all that food I pray the winds pick up tomorrow. We need to surf - burn out the excess fat! Check out and enjoy in the experience!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Kitesurf Sri Lanka goes to Arugam Bay!

With 9M2, 12M2 and a 14M2 kite loaded in the car, we headed 300 odd KM's to the Bay of Arugam. Unfortunately the weather Gods were playing tricks on us, one minute blowing gentle puffs while the next gale force winds blowing at 30 knots plus! Yohan had fun with his trainer kite until the line snapped due to the strong wind! What else to do other than Surf till you drop dead. Arugam Bay was not quite season in full swing with none of the shore breaks functioning. It was only the main point with its super sharp coral that left us sliced quite a bit - battle scars we call them. Arugam Bay is certainly a lovely place. A bit hyped too much that we actually were expecting something else. Nevertheless, now we know, and one thing is sure, the kitesurfers will be there in May, June and July when the Winds pick up!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Extremely Quiet Kitesurfers

Bad season other than a few poya days periods when the wind was good. Hopefully when the South West Monsoon begins we will have more wind. Wind, glorious wind! Oh, well plenty of other things to till then, a few of us mastered surfing over the quieter months.