The wind was forecasted up and down all weekend so we took the risk that Belmullet would deliver for our Improvers Kite Weekend. The moment we arrived at Claggen Island we saw Dan’s kite flying high and got cracking on rigging up our own kit. We managed to sneak in the perfect sunny, flat water evening session before everyone arrived We drove up on Friday afternoon and the moment we arrived.
The Talbot Hotel in Belmullet fed and watered us on Friday evening crab claws and creamy pints of black stuff all round! The crew headed back to our luxury pod accommodation and party went on till the early hours.
The next morning we woke up bright and early to an amazing view over the bay. With white caps everywhere we could not wait to hit the water. We divided the group in two with an advanced session with our free style instructor Fionn and beginner sessions with Reinier. Elly Bay delivered epic conditions. The water was shallow, crystal clear and the wind and sunshine stayed around all day. Darius and Sean nailed the board start early in the day and the conditions ensured that they were progressing and riding comfortably all day.
On the freestyle front Fionn did an excellent job in getting the experienced riders jumping high and mastering raileys. Darius prepared a BBQ on the beach, wetsuits were kept on and we tackled the afternoon session with equal enthusiasm and zest.
After 7 hours on the water it was time to head back to Claggen Island. With the high tides we had to take a little dune road and everyone got stuck in the sand. Instead of moaning about this was saw this as an opportunity to get another kite session in 🙂
When the roads were finally open again we arrived back to see that Chef De Parties Paddy had made an excellent BBQ. Meat, fish, Salads and of course a few ice cold beers were on the menu. Hard core Mike served everyone Tequila cocktails which went down a treat.
The next day the wind wasn’t playing ball so we went Suppinig (stand up paddle boarding) for the day. The waves were perfect and the water was warm-ish! Smiles all round!
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