Thursday, May 13, 2010

Sky Watch - Riding a kite

Last week I took some brush and weeds to our local composting facility. As I was leaving I spotted a colorful kite in the distance. So I drove to to the end of the park where I took a few shots and could see the person flying the kite.

Actually, "flying" a kite was not what he was doing. He was kite landboarding, a sport I had never seen. I have seen surf boarders being pulled by a kite, but not someone on wheels. With the wind just right he would go a 200 feet or so, then follow the wind in a different direction. Below is a closeup of the harness and his wheels.

6 comments: said...

love it the fisrt one..congrats

Have a nice weekend

J Bar said...

Great snaps.
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Gardening in a Sandbox said...

That must have been very interesting to watch. Never heard of that. Something new all the time. Have a great weekend. Valerie

Sylvia K said...

Terrific captures, Lew! That's a new one for me, too! Love the colors of the kite and that blue, blue sky! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Enjoy!


EG Wow said...

Sounds like an interesting sport. I's NEW to me!

Tom said...

I was lucky enough to see some folks doing this on a beach 2-3 years ago... some were carried quite high up..