July 2015, on our kite club we received the visite of Mathilde, a lovely, friendly and sportive girl from Denmark that has decided to take advantage or Mallorca appealing light wind conditions to learn kitesurfing during her holidays.

Winds at that time of the year are thermals, in other words, wind will come but you can’t tell at what time, mostly that will be around noon, though sometimes this can be a little later.

Needless to say that Mallorca it is a sunny island, meaning that you have to take precautions if you’re planning to spend 3 hours under the sun, considering that if you are in the water, to the normal sun radiation you have to add sun reflection in the water surface, which will make things worse and … there’s not much help to spread your skin with sun lotion, as, after a while it will most certainly be washed away, therefore, the best recomendation is to use a long sleeves lycra and a hat.

After 9 hours lessons with its ups and downs, achievemens and failures, Mathilde is having her first successful waterstarts and rides over the -this day- calm and almost windless waters of Pollentia Bay.

The next sequence of photos will show Mathilde’s progression until she is able to ride.     In fact, it would have been much easier task if the wind had helped a little more, as we had barely  8/10 knots this days.    Mmm … the elusive and always tricky Mallorcan thermal winds didn’t help much to our friend this time.

Mathilde, don’t give up and keep practicing.  Now you are in the right direction and with a little more practice this fifty/hundred first meters standing and riding will become hundreds and hundreds -if not thousands-

Well, don’t dare to go too far anyway, remember you should just ride as far as you should be ready, in case of a problem, to swimm back to shore again.

Mathilde, congratulations, we are happy about your echievements and we are looking forward your next visite to our kite club and to Mallorca.

 

1a mathilde kitesurfing course in Mallorca 1b ready for waterstart Mathilde kitesurfen mallorca

2 board positioning pollensa kiteschule mathilde July 4 waterstart Kitesurfenschule Mallorca July 2015

5 first meters on the board kitesurfen Mallorca 6 riding towards left kitekurs Mallorca mit edmkpollensa

7 gaining speed mallorca kitesurfenschule 8 Mathilde flysurfer kitekurs auf Mallorca

9 planning kitesurfen schule mallorca danish girl 11 full power kiteboarding mallorca aucanada

11 full power kiteboarding mallorca aucanada 12 Pollensa Bay Mathilde kitesurfen mallorca

13 Peak 9 mts kitesurfenschile mallorca mit edmkpollensa 14 long ride kitesurfing lessons in Mallorca Mathilde third day

15 flysurfer Peak 2015 Mathilde mallorca kiteboarding 16 riding towards right mallorca kitesurfschule

17 kitesurfen mallorca erfolg mit mathilde 18 last photo mathilde ride kitesurfen mallorca alcudia

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