Kitesurfing 150km around the Isle Of Wight
Sam Light and Tom Court circumnavigate The Isle Of Wight kitesurfing 150km on hydrofoils in just under 6 hours! In this vlog, Sam Light shares how the day went with us!
Join us on one of the most epic days kiteboarding I have ever experienced. I grew up sailing around the solent and always fancied kiting around the Isle Of Wight, hydro-foiling has made it way more achievable. It’s been on my mind for many years and this week I knew there was solid south west wind all week, I woke up that morning and decided to go for it!
I called my mate Tom Court who lives on the Isle Of Wight and he was up for the challenge, we figured out the tides, packed a bag and set off. I took my phone in a dry bag so my Dad could track me and potentially make a call if I got stuck. We took our time and made it round in just under 6 hours, it was an epic day with a few close calls around the needles and St Catherine’s Point.
Many years ago the great British explorer George Mallory (who died on Mount Everest) was asked why did he want to climb it. He said, “Because it is there.”