It’s been a funny old year, but we’ve had a pretty good run.
Back in March we had the strangest start to a season to date, and even then wouldn’t have envisaged that we’d be ending it in a similar way with a nationwide lockdown. But once again we have to do whats best and legal for friends, family and you our customers.
We will be closing our doors once more for all face to face operations for the duration of lockdown.
This time the lockdown comes at a naturally quietening time of the year for UK activity, however it’s still a great shame as more of you than ever were keen to continue with your progression and new-found watersports passions you ignited through the summer (despite some rather ‘fresh’ temperatures the last couple of days!).
Right about now, in a typical easyriders year (for the last 17yrs!) we’d be just setting off on a downwinder home along the coast back to our pousada in Icaraizinho, Brazil. Jumping in the pool with a quick beer to watch the sunset before heading out for dinner to discuss the great kiting conditions and progression the group had made that day.
We’re for sure REALLY missing it, but instead will continue to make the most of the epic winter wind and conditions, and be continually planning for more kite adventures home and abroad as soon as we can.
Participation in watersports is still allowed through this lockdown, which is great news and will be a huge bonus for us all to keep in check with our mental health, stay active and enjoy the autumn winds.
If you are heading out on the water PLEASE be sure to be SAFE. You can check out the advice and guidance from the BKSA and BSUPA below.
Only go out if you are at a competent and independent level, and don’t go out alone. We are allowed to meet one other person from outside our household for outdoor exercise, so be sure to meet your kiting/SUP buddy on the beach and have a rescue plan & signal should any of you get in to trouble.
If you’re keen to get some sunshine, kiting and surf in then get in touch for booking details for our Barbados coaching clinic in January & February 2021. We are continually monitoring regulations for travel and will update those who are keen to join us as often as possible through the next few weeks. We’re optimistic for the Caribbean due to the hotter climate of Barbados, the outdoors lifestyle and their pragmatic and organised way of trying to retain their tourism industry. We know the island well and are in continual contact with local friends out there for updates on the situation.
If over the next few weeks you’re going to get on top of a bit of early Christmas shopping or want to plan a surprise for someone to look forward to (or yourself), then we will still be operational to process vouchers and take bookings for the future. Give us a call, send an email or check out the website shop page here.
Thank you, once again, for all your continued support. It’s been great to see so many of you out and enjoying the water all Summer and in to the Autumn.
Take it easy,