uk wrote:Maybe I'm that guy- we've all had it happen, you're having that perfect session at your local spot and someone shows up that kills the wind. Maybe it's even been you a couple of times. I'm guilty, and for some reason more than normal in the past year....
I used to be stoked every time I got out there, it seemed like the wind was allways perfect those first few summers. Then something changed, the crew at the local spots started to split. People talking behind other's backs, having private sessions to keep the 'kooks' away, no longer using the forum that united us off the water. Things happen- personalities conflict- but more than this change, I began to notice the wind behaving in a similar way. Call it crazy, I don't know much about metaphysics, but it was as though every session became one of those..."what the hell happened to the wind" days. Sure we still caught some great days together durring the year, but as the community died, the wind turned it's back on us.
I've been a victim of it as much as others in the last year- heading out all day chasing the wind, only to have it die as soon as you get to a new spot. This is nothing new for any kiter, but when the odds started to change dirrection I started to wonder. I saw this happen to all those around me, and I don't doubt, that everyone can feel it too. Where has our heart gone? Let's re-unite the local spots, forget our selfish sessions and keep this thing going.
Where in the world are you located ? This post is quite "anonymous" as I see it...
Here in Denmark we had lots of wind almost all 2008, if it is the wind you are asking for ?
If it is the "community", then you are right - it has also been split up more and more here, because there are beginners, and there are freestyle which has divided into those going for really flat and low water (same spots as beginners), and those wanting a bit deeper thus also going out in waveconditions using the flats between waves or inside of the sand reefs, and then we have waveriding.
So often we see people split up between beginner spots and small wave spots more and more (and of course "normal" or big wave spots, but thats not new)
Kindly, Peter Frank