Monday, May 13, 2013

Kitesurfing



This teenager is kitesurfing on Naples Beach.  He is wearing a harness.  When his kite catches a gust of wind, he mounts his board and follows it where it takes him.

This photo reminded me of a favorite photo from 2012, a young boy playing with a kite in Hartford's Elizabeth Park.  Speaking of which, I am back in Hartford.  One of my first visits today will be to Elizabeth Park.  Stay tuned.

17 comments:

Andy said...

It's been a cold weekend here. When your photo opened up on my screen I could feel a blast of warm air escaping into my the room. It's also an excellent action shot.

RamblingRound said...

Cold here this morning, so I appreciate the reminder that summer is coming soon! BTW, I have never seen a kite surfer before!

Halcyon said...

Hope you are ready to enjoy a nice summer back North. Kite surfing looks fun, but not sure if it's for me!

Sharon said...

That must be a heart-pounding ride.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Hopefully the wind will not take him out to sea.

Sylvia K said...

What a fun capture, Jack! Wish I were young enough to try that, but then I was a bit of chicken even back then -- lucky these days that I can use age as an excuse!! Welcome back home!! Hope you have a great week!!

LOLfromPasa said...

Amazing sport requiring a lot of strength, I suspect. Terrific photo...Welcome Home!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I've watched them do this on our beach too Jack, it's definitely not as easy as it looks, especially when the wind's up. Super capture here.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

btw..welcome back to Hartford, I'm sure they missed you :)

RedPat said...

I'd be nervous that I would be pulled out to sea!

I hope it is warmer there than here today for your trip to Elizabeth Park!

VP said...

A stunning pose for a dynamic picture!

William Kendall said...

I've seen it done before. Not quite my thing, but amazing to watch.

Karen said...

Great shot, that beach looks very inviting. Wind surfing they call it.

CaT said...

i guess i do not dare trying this. but i am curious...

Randy said...

I'll bet that's fun!

Stefan Jansson said...

That sure looks like fun.

Cezar and Léia said...

Amazing shot! I would love to visit there someday, the beach is beautiful!
Léia