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The Kite Surfer


You do not get many people surfing the waves in Southport, proabably something to do with the fact the sea is quite far out usually. However we do get high tides and winds together sometimes, Thursday was a prime example I have never seen the sea so high.

Taken a while ago, this gentleman had just landed and was in the processing of sorting out his kite as I was driving past, so not to miss the opportunity of a picture, a quick park, jump out with camera and get the picture. One day I might get a decent picture of one of these in action.

The white buildings on the horizon are in Lytham or St. Annes. The small white blob in the centre is the Lytham Windmill.

The Kite Surfer


You do not get many people surfing the waves in Southport, proabably something to do with the fact the sea is quite far out usually. However we do get high tides and winds together sometimes, Thursday was a prime example I have never seen the sea so high.

Taken a while ago, this gentleman had just landed and was in the processing of sorting out his kite as I was driving past, so not to miss the opportunity of a picture, a quick park, jump out with camera and get the picture. One day I might get a decent picture of one of these in action.

The white buildings on the horizon are in Lytham or St. Annes. The small white blob in the centre is the Lytham Windmill.

comments (11)

  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 25 Jan 2008, 06:54
You managed a great composition in the quick park and jump process smile
Les Auld: Maybe we could make it a new Olympic contest Louis. Thanks for the comment.
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 25 Jan 2008, 07:50
Thanks for the quick park and jump-out, Les! You got your money's worth out of it!
Les Auld: Thanks Ginnie, I took a chance and did not pay for the parking in the car park as I wanted to get the picture, fortunately the parkie did not appear.
This is actually an interesting take on the ubiquitous bird men. richard
Les Auld: Thanks Richard, does make a bit of a change.
  • mick
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Jan 2008, 09:31
Les nip over to Fleetwood lots of these on the beach.like the shot .
Les Auld: We often drive over to the beach cafe in Fleetwood for a cup of tea, one day I'll remember to take my camera as well. Thanks for the comment Mick.
  • Ann
  • SucÚ sur Erdre - France
  • 25 Jan 2008, 10:32
Very nice action shot. I can almost feel I'm front of him and the wind on my face ...
Les Auld: I could certainly feel the wind taking the shot, thanks for the comment Ann.
  • Catalpa
  • Newcastle
  • 25 Jan 2008, 11:11
Good capture. I bet he didn't even see you.
Les Auld: He was a bit engrossed Ian, thanks for the comment.
Great jump for a great capture les. Well done
Les Auld: Thanks Richard, appreciate the comment.
good shot Les. I went to the Open at Lytham years ago...great place
Les Auld: Must agree Bill, if I did not live in Southport I would be quite happy to live in Lytham or St. Annes.
  • Tracy
  • Stoke on Trent UK
  • 25 Jan 2008, 15:34
Up up and away, this is a cool shot Les.
Les Auld: Thanks Tracy, appreciate the comment.
  • blackdog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Jan 2008, 17:35
Amazed at just how big this thing is - never seen one grounded! He looks like he is totally focussed - any lapse of attention and it would be off - with him, if it is still attached!
Les Auld: They are quite big, need a bit of muscle to handle them I think, thanks for the comment.
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 Jan 2008, 00:37
It makes me realise how huge these things are, not often I get to see them close to.
Les Auld: Thanks Ellie, they do look smaller up in the sky.

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