The turn out for the Festival del Viento was as good as had been anticipated – almost 200 participants in the kiteboarding category alone! And a lot of swimmers – of all ages but mainly 10 – 18 year olds, and very reassuring to know that so many youngsters are so confident in the ocean.
Ideal wind conditions for the slalom from La Cruz to Bucerias, with those on the beach holding on to their hats! Unfortunately there was no starting gun/horn/other signal evident to us in the shade, so the kiteboarders were off and “skimming over the ocean like a song” before we even realised it!
Spreading out and moving away so fast, they looked like a stream of bubbles from a bubble wand. And moving they certainly were – many of them were already on the beach outside Karen’s Place before we could get there in the car!