Little Cayman really is paradise. With only 150 or so permanent inhabitants, it’s still relatively unspoiled and life plods along at it’s own, so-laid-back-its-horrizontal pace. A tiny, lush green island wrapped in white sandy beaches spilling into clear, turquoise blue seas it is easy on the eye and phenomenal for the mind and soul. We spent our days swimming, kayaking, reading, chatting, kitesurfing, playing games and mainly enjoying each others company and the true serenity of our surroundings.Read More
Every so often in Cayman a Nor'wester rolls in to smash the otherwise serene 7-mile beach with big swells and a hefty breeze. Over the past few days we've experienced one of them. It's pretty dramatic - the sunny skies cloud over, the temperatures drop (to 22 degrees) and the waves grow right before your eyes. On Sunday we made the most of it by kiting right outside our house under the watch of a bunch of amused tourists!
The waves were much bigger than me and probably some of the biggest I've ever been in.
My favorite thing about the day was that I was out kiting with 2 of my favorite kite buddies - Rich and Matt. Matt has recently moved to Grand Cayman and it's been so nice to have a few great kite sessions with him over the past few weeks! He was actually the person that got us into the sport in the first place and spent hours teaching us so patiently in the freezing UK waters 4 years ago!
The last couple of weeks have been pretty quiet for wind, so everyone was really excited to see red on windguru for the weekend. A big cold front rolled in overnight on Saturday and by Sunday morning it was nucking! And yes cold front means chilly temperatures (22 degrees) so I was excited to try my new Billabong wetsuit top from santa :)
I spent the morning trying to hold onto my smallest 8m kite in 30knots at Barkers before heading over to seven-mile to watch the surfers with a cocktail and a bestie at sunset. The forecast for the next couple of days is for more of the same - have fun out there everyone and stay safe!