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September 30, 2009

Table View Kite Surfing – Flickr pic of the day


This action-packed shot was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Alex Bond-Smith.

Alex says, “One Saturday, my wife and I were taking our usual exercise walk along Table View beachfront. It was a beautiful day with a very calm sea and no wind.

“We noticed something going on opposite Doodles Restaurant – there were lots of people around and stands and banners erected. I approached someone to find out what was going on. It turned out to be well-known sports photographer Barbara Krynauw, who told me that there was supposed to be a kite surfing competition happening, but with no wind and no swell it had not been able to start. They were holding it over to the next day.

“The next day I awoke to a brisk south-easterly wind. I grabbed my camera and shot off down to the beach. The swell had also come up overnight and the conditions were as near perfect as I had ever seen for kite surfing.”

An active and outdoor lifestyle is part of Cape Town life, where the elements take centre stage.

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Image © Alex Bond-Smith 2009

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