Back to the Roots

After an amazing trip in the Philippines it was quite hard to get back on routine, but slowly i started getting back to the reel world and study for my upcoming exams next week. I’ve been in Tarifa now for almost 3 weeks and it has been pretty cool, i had a chance to see all my homies and hang a bit with them, also edit some videos (new video coming up very soon), bit of emails, study and all of that “boring” part of life, but it always has to be done. In terms of wind Tarifa hasn’t really been that good, I had a couple of good poniente sessions to get used to the “cold” wether and stick some of the tricks i learned in the Philippines.

Back in the Philippines we did lots of filming, theres gonna be 10 episodes coming out online after “The Revolution” film (check my previews post to know more about that) and a 26 min video edited by stance that will be sold to the TV in France. We have lots of projects going on, so much that i sometimes forget half of them!
I want to talk a bit from the last place we stayed in the Philippines, its called Cagayan Valley, its a huge land owned by the Senator who invited us there and he wanted us to discover a place that could have lots of potential in kiting, so we decided to check it out and it was incredible, we had so much support for anything we wanted to do, we were treated like kings haha 2 huge houses with private pool in each of them, 24 hours room service, driver, Casino, lots of great food, wonderful place and most importantly the kiting was just perfect, flat water with waves on the outside, wind for 9 meters almost everyday and i could keep on telling but i dont want to make you to jealous :P I will post some pics from the place and its definitely a place to check out in the future, now they are working on some kite facilities and new places to stay so stay tuned, anyway the place will be visible on our episodes. Click here to check the website

On the 18th of March i will be leaving to Dakhla to film and train for the PKRA, really looking forward to that.
Peace!

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About 4estbakker

Name: Forest Bakker Date of birth: 06/12/1994 Nationality: West Indian (born in Barbados) Years Riding: One! Team: Flexifoil International Kiteboarding Team,masmovil nacional team rider Equipment: Full suite of HadlowPro's I was born on the 6th December 1994, in Barbados. I now live in Tarifa, Spain (since 2001) with my family. (Mother) Elsa, French, Designer, Skier, BMX generation! (Father) Jeri, Dutch, Skier and Sailor and my (Sister) Luna. I speak English, Spanish and French. My kite fascination started in 2002 with Jaime Herraiz as my first hero and have been flying on the beach kiting ever since, mimicking every possible move in any wind. I was not allowed to kitesurf until I was ripping waves in plain surfing (Tarifa winter waves) and I got my sealegs! (Antibes-Athens on Schooner summer 2006) I've been Kite surfing since June 2007 I love to Surf, Skate and Indo Board and Ski. I enjoy video editing, music and of course spending time with all my friends. I am playing with a number of tricks at the moment (when the wind is thermic from the west - 'Poniente') I perfecting my: - KGB with tweaked grap - Powering up my tricks - trying to get more control on blind landings - Higher kung-fu and air-passes - better back mobes and front mobes I'm currently I'm learning: - doubles When the wind is hard from the east (Levante wind) I love free riding and going for big and bigger megaloops with graps. My plans for the future is to travel to all the cool spots, meet more friends, and reach the highest point. I like to make freeriding movies and kite and surf forever!

Posted on March 10, 2012, in News, Trips, Video and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Cagayan indeed looks awesome! I spent 7 weeks on Boracay this winter. Pretty good wind and friendly people, but I wouldn´t call it a kiting paradise… the water is dirty and choppy. The bottom is full of stones and sea urchins (I stepped on them twice). And the beach is small and full of sea weed and other crap that always stuck on to your lines when launching and anding the kite.
    The Philippines have more than 7000 islands, so there must be shitloads of unexplored kitespots. I guess that Cagayan might be one of them? =)

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