You have got to see this footage of Reo Steven’s first proper dose of monster wave riding with the Reo V5 in Peahi, Hawaii. One thing is for sure when it comes to riding Peahi with a kite, riding the wave is 25% of the skill needed, the other part is flying the kite and dealing with the 10-45 knot swirling winds that are coming off the wave (it’s like kiting in a tornado!).
“I never thought my first time trying to catch a wave there (on any craft) would be the day that they called the contest off because it was “too big”.
The conditions of that day with winds being “as offshore and gusty as anyone’s ever experienced in waves of that size. The idea that the wind turns more side shore has left me wanting to try it again as the potential for what is possible out it is unbelievable.”