As I sit here writing this post poolside, I’m reminded of just one of the many reasons I live here in Florida.
It’s mid-October, sunshiny and 82 degrees outside. I’d be sipping on frozen margaritas (raspberry or mango are my personal favorites) if I didn’t have to work in a few hours. Basically, all is right with the world, except for the fact that the Gators suck at football, but that’s a conversation for another time.
On a recent trip to Saint Petersburg Beach, I encountered an activity the like I had never seen before. Have you heard of this kite surfing? Instead of flying a kite, the kite flies you. Basically you hop on a wakeboard, strap on a harness with a huge sail attached to the other end of it and take to the water, letting the wind blow you around.
Of course, I wasn’t daring enough to try it myself (I didn’t bring my floaties), but as you can see from the videos below, it looks like an absolute blast. Watch closely for hang time as some of these guys are pretty darn good.
So, this post is dedicated to all of you who have chosen to live elsewhere. When the first snowflake falls soon, take comfort in the fact that you can always bookmark this page and return here for a warmer time.