Archive for August, 2010

Marco in Vanuatu

Video by Marc Antoine Martin


Another Great Kiteboarding Session at Kakula Island — Featuring GoProHD & KiteHero Mount

Check out Team Genetrix on another great day of kiteboarding at Kakula Island, Vanuatu.  Unfortunately, you can’t quite see the friendly dugong (aka manatee) who showed up to say hello to Marco.  For information on our kites, check out

How to gain some instant poundage.

No wind today.  Perfect timing to indulge in the local cuisine, Laplap with coconut milk.   Ground manioc (tapioca) is wrapped in island spinach which has been soaked in coconut milk.  The whole dish is wrapped in ginger leaves and burlap then baked underground by hot volcanic rocks.
Two days of preparation but well worth it.

Driving around Vila

Drove around downtown and part of the island of Port Vila today.

The Magic Tree

A personal tour of the tree house with Julien to paradise.

Kakula island during the 7.8 quake today

Marco, Thierry, Tom and Pablo were all on the water when a 7.8 earthquake hit Vanuatu today.  As the ground was still shaking and Marco was kiting by, he though we were joking.  They couldn’t feel anything being on the water.  The island was laterally bending and warping under our eyes with burst of sand being lifted off of the beach and blowing away with the wind.  It was surreal. The Island of Kakula is about 20k closer to the epicenter.

You can read more details here: By KRISTEN GELINEAU, Associated Press Writer Tue Aug 10, 3:32 am ET

Kakula Island Session (now in HD!)

Watch Marco, Julien and Victor rip some huge airs in this video we shot over the weekend at Kakula Island resort, a private island kiteboarding paradise in Vanuatu. We took over all of the island’s 5 rooms and even had a few folks sleeping in tents and couches, but no one complained because the conditions were great and everyone was cool.