Whitney Tilson‘s email in which he shares his experience of Kitesurfing in Lamu Island, Kenya.
I’ve always wanted to kitesurf, as it looks incredibly fun, but never really had a chance. I took a few hours of lessons 13 years ago while on vacation in Cabarete, Dominican Republic, but found it very difficult and didn’t quite get up. But when I discovered that a former professional windsurfer is in an adjacent house here in Lamu Island, Kenya and is teaching, I signed up immediately. We did our first two-hour lesson this afternoon and it was AMAZING!
The kites are now much lighter and easier to control, so I was quickly able to get the hang of maneuvering it while sitting and then standing on the beach, as you can see in the 28-second video (posted here) and pics below. Tomorrow, we’ll go into the water and I’ll practice having the kite drag me, and then we’ll add the board and hopefully I’ll be on my way. I can’t wait!