Celtic Prayers

 

 

 

Ryan Coote kitesurfing Conra Carraig in what has been known as the Black Storm. You have seen the Trailer now here is the Feature. IT'S not pretty, IT'S not perfect, IT'S DEFINITELY not safe.

Ryan's Words.
" Conra Carraig is A very dangerous wave in the best of conditions. You have to kite it when the tide is completely low or it is a death wave. It was a good size and held some shape on most wave. There was nothing perfect about it. Trying to ride in maxed out storm conditions is all about using every single one of your senses. IT'S about calming your mind no matter what. 
It was a little different from other days that i have kited it, as the mood of the ocean was very angry and aggressive.  The wind was 30-40 knots and  The angle was not great on the wave. I was on my 6m Reo which handled the  mental wind, but I could have - and should have -been on my 4m. I took the risk, rigging the 6 to ride powered up which made for some of the intense drops.
WHY? people ask me!
Until you feel the power in the waves and the strength in the wind you will never know why we ride in storm conditions. IT'S like your body is being blasted with energy from every direction. Your body is on max alert all the time. Adrenaline is rushing through your veins from the first second you touch the water until you step off the board at the end. Its  our hit from mother nature: THE drug that extreme sports people are hooked on. ''

Kite Used 
Ozone Reo 6m 
50cm bar 25m lines
Board Used
5.10 AOR GASP

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Music:
"Murder and Ballet"
by Jesus & the Christians
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The Black Storm

 

 

Words. 
Ryan had to use all his past experience and knowledge off the Irish coast line to find the right spot to ride this black storm. 
Words from Ryan. 
"Yeah it was a heavy hitter for sure.I could see pretty early on that the waves were going to max out most of my normal spots but what was worst was I knew the wind was going to be very gusty and hard to manage. 
Learning how to ride storms is a tricky business. Especially angry black storms. 
It's all about knowing where and when to ride. That only comes with experience and knowledge of our Irish Coast line. The power in the waves were insane. Really glad to have been able to get a good taste and feel of the black storm. 
I hope you enjoy this little taster video. Loads more to come.

Kite 
Ozone Reo 6m 25m lines. 
Board 
5,10 Gasp by Aor Surfboards 
Location:
Ireland West Coast. 
Wind 
30-40knots West.

 

Map of Kitesurfing Locations

Lesson Locations

  • IMG 1408
  • rossnowlagh
  • IMG 1312
  • 20120718-IMG 7326
  • 20111223-IMG 5886
  • IMG 0180
  • Brandon Bay is one of the stunning locations I use
  • Rossnowlagh Beach County Donegal
  • Scragganne - a safe location for lessons with flat water and plenty of space
  • No waves no problem.Freestyle fun at dumps Brandon bay.
  • Great evening session at Mossies Reef brandon bay.
  • Tom doing a kitesurfing Intro lesson Brandon Bay.