Noè Font – Africa Mixtapes.
Noè Font’s expedition to Kenya was one to remember, and although the wind never exceeded 12 knots, the thrill of visiting a new country made up for it. The landscapes they found, and the wildlife that occupied this region was all straight out of “Nat Geo.” After Kenya, the plan was to head down to Cape Town. The season was coming to an end there, and with KOTA already completed, the crowds were gone, so he figured it would be quiet, providing lighter winds, more practical for filming in the waves. It turns out the season was over before he expected, so he left South Africa with only a couple of sessions seared onto my hard drive.
As the bout of 2020 careened forward, they got skunked with wind during the second trip to this expansive country; on par with the momentum 2020 has supplied the universe thus far. Instead of attempting to illustrate the impractical, he decided to shift the focus of the video towards the experience rather than the riding itself. Filming is never easy, and sometimes you have to settle with what you have.
Africa Mixtapes is a KF original by Noe Font presented by Duotone Kiteboarding and ION.
Filmed by Manel Arpa, Tom Court, Jop Heemskerk, Ewan Jaspan and Noe Font.
Special thanks to Tribe Watersports and Ocean Sports Resort (Kenya), Dave Pienaar (South Africa), On8mil Film Lab, and everyone else involved.