Happy New Year from Team Genetrix.
Here is a slide show of the activities one might expect coming to Vanuatu with the team Genetrix.
Video by Marc Antoine Martin
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
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.
A late wake board session. This place is magical. I can’t imagine how flat this place must be when there is no wind. 25knots again today but the lagoon is somewhat sheltered.
Dropped off Paul Lang at the airport today. It was great having him around.
Took Julien and Marco to check out the surf @ Pango point. The wind was there, 27 knots, but unfortunately straight onshore, the waves were sloppy, and the launch spot sketchy — exposed reef all around to the water line.
Took Julein, Marco and Paul to learn a bit about the custom of Vanuatu. Be the boss of time, not the other way around is the Vanuatu way.
The team’s first trip to Kakula Island introduced Paul Lang of The Kiteboarder magazine to the wonders of kiting in Vanuatu. The wind was cranking, and Paul selected an 11M Genetrix Origin as his kite of choice.