Monday, November 14, 2011

Kitesurfing/ Our World

 Kitesurfing off Sauble Beach, Ontario

Near sundown on Sunday a week ago, a bevy of kitesurfers (a.k.a. kiteboarders) enjoyed the wind and waves on Lake Huron. Sauble Beach boasts of sandy shores, shallow waters and steady winds. Apparently from May to October, this beach is the windiest place in Ontario

Two kitesurfers

As kitesurfers played, their kites passed by each other.

Lift off!

It was fun to see a few kites lift kitesurfers into the air.



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39 comments:

Kathy said...

The pictures are beautiful but I don't kitesurfing is for me!

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

Those are wonderful images, and yes I can tell the wind is really whipping them around! Did they have wetsuits on? I can't tell...

aka Penelope said...

A brush of golden hue in the photos lends a nice bit of sunglow to the scenes. The blustery waves remind me more of an ocean than a lake. Kite or windsurfers are here in BC, too, and I am in awe of their spirit of adventure. But I have yet to see one get swept up in the air!

Sandra said...

that would be quite a ride, hubby would love it, not me... i would watching and clicking away

Jill said...

These are beautiful pictures! It looks like so much fun but I think my fear would win out.

TexWisGirl said...

love the color changes in the waves.

VioletSky said...

Having visited Sauble many times, I can attest that it is indeed a very windy place!

Lowell said...

And you stood there, in your winter coat, taking pictures of these fools who dared to tempt fate right in front of your eyes! ;-)

Not my thing, but you got some nice action shots.

Re your comment about gold buyers: You're absolutely right...I sold a little bit one time and got almost nothing for it. They are awful scams!

Carver said...

Kite surfing looks like so much fun. Great action shots.

Buttons said...

Wow these are great shots. I sit here looking at these thinking maybe I should get My Hero one of these when he is on the top of the barn. Safety harness:) B

Mama Zen said...

Awesome captures!

Cezar and Léia said...

I like so much the motion in these pictures and the color is adorable!Amazing kind of sport!
Looks great!
Léia

Dawn said...

Oh how I wish I could try this! Looks like a ton of fun...and beautiful too I bet!

RedPat said...

What great fun!

Gary said...

If I were younger I think I'd like to try that!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, it looks like so much fun! Wish I were younger and braver, I'd love to try it! The water is awesome! Terrific captures of the fun, EG! Next best thing to being there! Have a great week!

Sylvia

Dianne said...

This looks like real fun - you've captured the action and the atmosphere of this windy lake.

Martha Z said...

It looks like fun but it also looks cold.

Reader Wil said...

I am always fascinated by kites and the rivalry among the people who fly these kites. Beautiful how you show this action.

Craver Vii said...

This is the closest I've seen that. It's pretty cool. Great pics.

Kay L. Davies said...

Amazing. I can't imagine doing anything like this at this time of year in Ontario. Brrrr.
The bravest thing I've ever done was water-skiing, which was great fun. In summer.
So interesting to see the things some people will do for fun, however. Thanks for the entertainment!

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

Indrani said...

Indeed fun! You got good captures.

hannah said...

Beautifully presented.
Such delicate images.
All colour-coordinated. A real pleasure to see.
BTW, sloes give a good green or a soft rose, depending on the mordant.

Andrea said...

They surely are nice to watch, and the photos are very lovely too.

Ann said...

I have moved to Pt Chevalier where people do windsurfing and kite surfing.

George said...

These photos are amazing, and the color is beautiful. I've never seen kite surfers lifted as high out of the water as the surfer in your third picture. Unbelievable.

Randy said...

I agree with everyone about the color. Nice shots.

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

Not for me, but great shots and tones!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Looks exhilarating doesn't it.

ladyfi said...

What gorgeous shots and mellow tones!

Stewart M said...

I wonder how many times you get your arms pulled out at the shoulder before you get this sorted.

The changing light was an issue - but in the end I was driven out of the fields by mosquitoes - should not have worn shorts!

SM - Australia

Judy said...

I am sure they had a good time, but you seem to have enjoyed watching them, too!

Small City Scenes said...

Hey, I took some pics of wind surfers myself last week. So fun to watch specially when the get some air. MB

Viola said...

*Gorgeous*!! How much I love those shots!! =)I would never ever dare to do that.. the one kite on the second picture looks lika a crescent moon! :D

Rambling Woods said...

That is challenging with some of the winds there....

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

i totally love these shots!!

absolutely amazing!!
i'm impressed:)

Powell River Books said...

Beautiful colour to the sky. They like to kite surf here on Bellingham Bay. We usually have a good breeze for them to use. I also saw a kite go-cart in Steveston riding through the open area of the park. - Margy

Genie said...

I’ve never seen kite surfers, but it certainly looks like fun. Your pictures are beautiful and your processing stunning. A Lovely series. genie

Francisca said...

I can't stand it that my body would probably not be able to do this any more. Kite surfing looks soooo zen.

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