It’s certainly been a stranger start to the Spring/Summer season than I think any of us could have envisaged.
We’d usually be writing to tell you about how wonderful it is to see you out on the water again after the winter. Of a high spirited Open day and bustling Easter period with lots of you Kiting, SUPing, Foiling and giving this Wing thing a go.
Instead what do a bunch of active kiters / water enthusiasts do during a pandemic lockdown?
Well, we’ve been super lucky with the weather which has enthused us all to make the most of our allocated exercise, keeping fit with running, cycling and ghostbuster/roxanne workouts (alternating lunges throughout the song and a burpee on every ghostbuster/roxanne….I encourage you all to try it and not have jelly legs at the end!).
Embracing the positives and enjoying lots of family time; mega sup slides and learning to ride bikes, lego building and a lot of story time!
Andy has granted the core team a ‘Corona Bursary’ to fund some personal upskilling. The team have been encouraged to use this time to work on something they’ve always wanted to do. From Silver Smithing to Sports Nutrition, Resin Art to Ocean Athlete wim hoff breath training, it’s an eclectic mix and who knows maybe there will be some Easyriders side line businesses cropping up!
Unfortunately along with a local impact on our activity another element affecting us is the halt on our overseas coaching clinics. In 3 weeks’ time we should be jetting off to Peru with a group of enthused wave riders, and whilst we’re on board with what needs to be done to protect everyones health, we’re still gutted to not be returning to this absolutely legendary wave spot…this year anyway….rest assured we’ll be back next year.
Brazil and our Caribbean trips are a little further down the road and so we have a little more time to review the situation before confirming/cancelling anything.
We’re keen to get back to and support our remote and smaller destinations that are so reliant upon tourism for their economy, and albeit speculation this has got to pose some debate for some areas opening up sooner rather than later? So fingers crossed for the Caribbean in early 2021.
However we’re super excited and busy planning for explorations & adventures a little closer to home and looking forward to rediscovering all the magic on our doorstep and nationally. Get in touch if visiting epic spots with top level coaching on hand without having to step on a plane is something you want to get involved with.
Whilst we can’t get on the water quite yet, get yourself geared up to be ready the moment we can. We have second hand kites available in all sizes, trust & click bars and a number of different twin tips, surfboards and foils depending on your interest ability. Check out the full list of kites & bars here. And for boards & foils follow this link here. Give us a shout for any further details.
We’ve also set the Easyriders Puzzleation Challenge in motion! There are 3 Easyriders puzzles designed by Amanda (you can thank her for the testing black & white lettering section!) currently out being worked on, ready to send on to the next person. Get in touch to get involved!
And finally, a big THANK YOU to those who have continued to enquire about bookings, bought a voucher or a piece of merchandise, liked, shared and interacted on our social media. It’s an economically turbulent time for small businesses and we’d be lying if we said it wasn’t worrying, so any amount of support small or big is massively appreciated.
And before long we will be back on the water, teaching, coaching and sharing the stoke.
Stay Home. Stay Safe. Stay Connected.
& Take it Easy,
Andy, Amanda, Gemma, Lou, Melissa, Ben
& The Easyriders Team