When the wind blows 6 days a week in Bloubergstrand during summer it’s really easy to get stuck in a routine; Big Bay session at 9am, Kite beach at 2, and downwinder to Haakgat for sunset. Don’t get me wrong, we’re not complaining, but sometimes you just have to get away, ride some different spots, session some different conditions, and Langebaan is just that. A fresh escape from Cape Town. Dirty Habits Boardriders Magazine was invited to WINDTOWN Lagoon Resort, Restaurant & Spa for a few days with Tom Court, Sophie Mathews, Nick Catelan, Graham Howes, Candace Liu and RipSlix Prductions.
Tom Court was busy on this trip with filming for the Freeride Project with Aaron Hadlow, Sam Light, and James Boulding. Traveling with Tom is a very unique experience, he has a constant entourage following him, He has camera’s following him, girlfriends pumping his kites and laying his lines (Sophie girls need to take pointers from you), a guy to repairs his helicopter when he crashes it (Chris Willmott), he even has The Kite Launcher to launch and land his kites. He suffered an injury whilst training for the Red Bull King Of the Air which meant and even bigger support crew to tighten his boots and other stuff he couldn’t reach.
It’s a wonderful place, 200m from Langebaan Kitebeach, were all the action goes down. Restaurants, pubs, kiteshops, lessons; it’s were it all happens. Then you can hop in the car and less than 5 minutes you’ll be standing at Shark Bay, one of the best kite spots in SA. Waist deep, turquoise, flat water, for as far as you can see and most of the time you’ll be riding in board shorts or a bikini.
When you done with your 8 hour kite season, sunburned and dehydrated, the oasis that is WINDTOWN awaits you, Totally protected from the wind, and with a pool side bar, it’s a trap that makes it very hard to leave.
Ripslix productions film/photo: https://www.facebook.com/ripslix
Watch the VIDEO Below‘The Freeride Project’ for the action from this trip and Cape Town, with Tom, Aaron Hadlow, Sam Light and James Boulding
Sophie Mathews Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sophiemathews
Palmera Local: https://www.facebook.com/palmeralocal
More info: windtown-sa.com
Facebook: WINDTOWN Lagoon Resort, Restaurant & Spa
Windtown Lagoon Resort & Spa, Bree St. 9, 7357 Langebaan, South Africa.