Learning to kitesurf by Paulo Fierro

At the end of November last year we had our good friend Chris Ross come over and visit us. His visit had a caveat, he had to do the PADI e-Learning course online first so we could go diving while he was here.

On the flip side, we would learn how to kitesurf — I for one had no idea you could actually do that on the island... So we took a few lessons and kind of got there but not really. Turns out learning to dive is much, much, much easier.

In any case, I've now had five lessons and found that was enough to go out and try some riding on my own, slowly building up confidence and lets call it technique.

This first video is the drive to Barkers Beach, sped up 20x, shot with a GoPro Hero 3 Black attached to the windshield with a suction-cup mount.

Next up is some shots taken while riding using CamRig's Universal Strut Mount and a standard board mount.

As its the "windy season" I look forward to getting better, and maybe even learning how to turn without stopping.

So this happened... First Liquid Image test. by Paulo Fierro

First test taking the Liquid Image Scuba Series HD 1080p out for a swim off Eden Rock to get used to it.

After a short swim, ran into the fourth shark I have ever seen in Cayman waters and the first while snorkelling. Just a baby nurse shark, but still counts :)

A bit cloudy so not super clear but a good start. Currently awaiting a set of filters and a couple of strobes to improve the lighting conditions. Look forward to testing this out on a proper dive next week.

Thank you Niqui!