"And again comes that time of the year when the magic starts! September-October are the months when the perfect wave machine called 'Lakey Peak' in Sumbawa are blessed with perfect solid side shore wind.
And as devote pellegrin we make our annual trip to this Mecca.
Just 50 minutes flight from Bali is this last paradise where the best wave riders of the world congregate for some insane wave slashing action.
This time I was lucky enough to get one of the biggest swells of the season with barreling 3-4 meter faces pounding the reef break with insane perfection. I even got my first real barrel... what a feeling when the sky suddenly disappears and you find yourself surrounded by water!
The Vortex kite worked for me spotlessly, so fast turning and so stable that I pushed my limit into the critical section of the waves.
And when one 5 meter monster took me down I thought it was the end for me! After a painfully long time centrifuged by the powerful force of this giant washing machine I lost count of the time and direction! Like in those videos of Jaws when you are gasping for air I let go off the bar to swim for air where I thought the surface was....
When finally I came out and got a breath of air, the first thing I saw was the sky and my beloved green and yellow Vortex still in the air over my head, what a wonderful sight! He just waited for me up there and helped me body drag away from the next roaring giant coming for me!!
This kite is so fantastic and safe to use in waves that I can't stop telling everybody...
Till next year...