There are only 8 days left to break a new world speed record. With the right conditions of wind and tide, the kitesurfers are sure to exceed the speeds of last week. The wind should gradually increase to 35-40 knts, being the strongest at the beginning of next week. Hoping they will get more!!
The speed the competitors could achieve yesterday was limited due to choppy water and lighter 30 knot wind. As it is spring high tide, the water came up quickly making the run usable only between 12:30am-1:30pm. It will be hard for all competitors to have a go at the run when the conditions are optimum for that day. It’s going to be a stampeed for the start since no one will want to miss the magical wind and tide window. In the next few days, as the high tide moves later towards the end of the afternoon, keep an eye out for some crazy performance in Luderitz.
A few pictures from Adrien Fréville photographie
A great BBQ was organized by the locals and the Luderitz sponsors yesterday in the second lagoon. The respite in the wind was the perfect opportunity to share some good time with the townsfolk. There was enough wind for the competitors to give some of the local kids (and moms) the opportunity to fly a kite. Thalassa is producing a 26 minutes documentary about the town, its history and the Luderitz Speed Challenge. keep en eye open for it.
The next few days are windfree until Tuesday when wind is forecast again, giving competitors time to rest.
Adrien Fréville photographie