This is my husband, J. Handsome, no?

J is a kiteboarder.

A who? A what? A kiteboarder. One who kiteboards. Clear as mud? I thought so.
Kiteboarding is an extreme sport in which one uses a huge kite to pull oneself across the top of the water on a board. By huge kite I mean J has a kite that is 10 meters across and one that is 15 meters across. Kiteboarding is not to be confused with parasailing or windsurfing.

Here’s J kiteboarding.

I’m pretty confident that I would kill myself doing this. J loves it though! The adrenaline rush is probably pretty amazing. An unexpected benefit of J taking up this sport as a hobby is that at any given moment he can provide you with a wind report and forecast. This isn’t information I need on a regular basis but it’s kind of comforting to know that if I need it, J’s there. “Wind’s out of the southwest at 15 with gusts to 20. Should die off around 2 PM or so.” Awesome.

Here’s J tearing it up.

I’m sure there’s a name for this move but I don’t know what it is. Let’s call it the Backwards Double Hombre. I’m impressed no matter what it’s called. No wonder he’s sore all the time!

Here he is doing tricks again.

Let’s call this the Super Duper Alley-ooper.

Pretty cool isn’t it?


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Aileen
    Feb 12, 2008 @ 13:38:08

    Super duper alley ooper? I love that name!! 🙂

    That seems… really hard and insane! I’m sore just looking at the photos of him doing stunts! I’m sure if I wasn’t scared of the ocean, I’d be all up for kiteboarding!!

    My husband’s most extreme hobby is tearing off the plastic wrapper on his video games with his teeth!! Yeah… my man’s got SKILLS!

    Tell J I need a wind report…STAT!


  2. hairyshoefairy
    Feb 13, 2008 @ 11:40:00

    I saw someone kiteboard a couple of years ago for the first time! Such a cool, cool think to watch. He looks like he’s having a blast.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: