Nov 25, 2010

Kitesurfing Training In Zandvoort

Know what this is?

Anyone into kitesurfing will know ... it's a trainer kite. It only has 2 lines but has a control bar and harness and is maneouvred in just the same was as a kite used in kitesurfing.

It's smaller than a standard kitesurfing kite of course but it does allow a beginner to learn some basic control skills whilst still on dry land.

Picture taken on Zandvoort beach whilst Okke Engel was giving a little instruction to a young student.

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Nov 10, 2010

Zandvoort's Young Seagulls Learn Fast!

We were watching a kitesurfer close to shore one day whilst doing a little kitesurfing video filming.

As we were getting ready to leave the beach we turned to see a small group of 3 young seagulls paddling in one of the inshore pools that the outgoing tide had left behind. We had previously spotted one young gull doing the same which we wrote about in a previous Zandvoort blog post.

This time it was a little more interesting. One of the 3 young gulls had already learned the art of finding food in this type of situation and was busy pecking here and there in the water ... but the other 2 gulls just stood and stared. They looked quite puzzled but after only a short time of watching the 'knowledgeable' one, they picked up on the idea. Wonderful to watch nature at work in this way :)

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