Sunday, 22 January 2012

KTA Boracay!!

I was so happy when I arrived Boracay again! This Phillipino island is well known as one of the best spot for kiting in Asia. Nice beautiful beach, good wind, friendly people, awesome party and... there are countless other good things.

However, these things were not the reason of my pleasure at this time. That is because the way from Japan was horribly hard. Not only I almost missed connecting flight in Manilla and ferry to Boracay, but also my huge baggages almost couldn't arrive there. So, I managed to get there with all of my stuffs just 9 hrs before the skippers meeting.

In the 1st day's morning, I finally realized "I'm here". I met meny friends for the first time in a long time. But I did't have time to feel delight because heats were starting then.

Freestyle has been started first. Wind was strong like 30kts and water was choppy. I was out on Park 7m2 and I won my first heat, but unfortunately I lost my second heat. So, I switched my mind into racing soon. But the 1st day has been full of freestyle singles. I felt frustrated a bit, then I went out on Charger 9m2 and Venturi race board. It was good session with my friend Sugi. So, I felt much better after that. I went to bed early and had good sleep to ready for doubles and races in the next day.

Day 2 and 3 also started from freestyle. I won twice but I couldn't keep winning any more. It was really hard because I had to try race also. They had 3 races each in the days. I couldn't do well  when it was windy, but I finished 2nd and 1st place when wind dropped. I'd never thought I could win the race even just once because I couldn't train enough for racing. I was happy and got confidence. But, at the same time I realized I have to train more especially in strong wind.

In the last day, wind was not really good. But we had one race in the afternoon and I finished 2nd again. After that, wind was dropping then no one could kite. So, everything over and time to ready for the party!

I got 6th in freestyle and 2nd in race. It was not too bad at least I made podium place. Thanks a lot for Naish, M-air, Mystic, GlobalAthlete Project!

Party all the night then got back to Japan with hangover. I miss Boracay already. Thank you KTA crews also to make such a great event!
Next one coming up in Feb in Mui Ne, Vietnam. Hope I will make it!

1 comment:

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