It’s been ages since I’ve posted anything, but it doesn’t mean nothing is happening in my life. I’ve just returned from Rhodes, Greece, where I’ve managed to catch the last 2 weeks of summer 2013. Literally, as the day I left Prasonisi, the wind changed direction from the seasonal northern Meltemi to the southern, winter wind. It was quite fun to see everything turning upside down, the wave spot becoming flat and the flat spot getting a heavy shore-break… and all those poor kiteschools that had to turn all their trailers with equipment around.
Prasonisi was cool, but it hasn’t conquered my heart like some other destinations I’ve been to so far. If I had to place it somewhere, I would put it right in the middle: good enough that I would go again given a chance, but not good enough to despair if I never see it again. The best thing about it was my friends back from Poland, a whole bunch of them, who came to Prasonisi as well. It was great fun to spend all that time with them, and as they are all pretty good riders (especially my Cabrinha teammate Marek Rowiński, who was there too) it was never boring to kite with them 🙂
Prasonisi is a pretty fun spot, cause you can alternate between flat freestyle space and waves, and all you have to do to do that is cross from one side of the beach to the other. It’s also a very ‘Polish’ place, in the sense that most people coming here are from Poland. Two out of the three kiteschools here are Polish as well and that should probably speak for itself. It’s not exactly what I usually go for when I plan my next destination, but I wouldn’t mind coming back here next season for a short training trip. Who knows, maybe I will.
As of now, I am in the middle of rescheduling my upcoming months. There are a few goals that I’ve set for myself for this winter/spring and I have a general idea on how I would like to organize them, but I guess I won’t know anything for at least a week more. It’s a lot of shuffling and a huge part of what I want to do depends on a good will of other people (like my AWESOME boss on Boracay – thanks Glen! 😀 ), so it’s all very sketchy for now. I don’t know anymore where exactly I’m gonna be next month, all I know is that I still love kitesurfing and no matter what, I’m gonna have as much of it this winter and spring as possible! Life’s a funny thing, one minute you think you have it all and the next it turns out it’s not necessarily true, so I’d say those who say it’s never what you expected are probably right. And I guess at the end of the day you just have to stay positive, and not start hating what you love just because of a few hardships and challenges 🙂
May wind be with you,