Point breaks occur when the shoreline extends out to the sea creating a headland. As the wave hits this headland, it begins to peel along the shore creating a long, well-formed wave. There is usually only one take off point at these breaks meaning you might have to get in line to wait your turn, but these waves are definitely worth the wait!
Surfing is one of the most difficult sports people have invented for an obvious reason: you have to adjust to the wind and the wave. No matter how excellent you are of a surfer, certain conditions like sudden wave breaks may disappoint you. Some beach breaks can change every 15 minutes.
Cape Verde isn’t just a place, I have so many memories there, from learning to kitesurf and windsurf, making friends and even just chilling out on the beach watching professional kitesurfers battle it out at the world class break Ponta Preta. One of my favourite parts of going to Cape Verde is how relaxed everything is, as soon as the sun goes down, everything stops, you go to bed to get up for an early morning kitesurf or go to a party, if you know the right people that is ;).
I wear rash guards more than I even wear shoes. Most of mine have been freebies from various events that I have participated in. I am in the water about 300 days per year (seriously). That being said, 5 months might as well be a lifetime.
With 2014 behind us, it’s time to look ahead to prepare for what 2015 has in store for the world of surfing.