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  • BALI EXPAT 17th 30th July 2013 1

    Indonesia's Largest Expatriate Readership | 28th Edition | 17th 30th July 2013 FREE COPY Rp.

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    28th Edition | 17th 30th July 2013

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    Published byPT. KOLEKSI KLASIK INDONESIAJl. Kemang Raya No. 29AKemang, Jakarta IndonesiaTel: 021 7179 4550Fax: 021 7179 4546Office hours: 09.00 17.00 Monday Friday

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    Why is our cover photo of a gecko, you might be asking yourself. If you look closely, this tokay gecko is smiling. Hes smiling because hes happy. Hes happy because schools out and the summer is here. And with Balinese summer comes a delightful cool evening breeze from the South, reducing the need for air-conditioning, which makes us happy, and providing respite from the stagnant heat. This fantastic photo was taken by Lia Brand, a Singapore-based wildlife photographer, who loves using her bazooka lens to take photos of wildlife in and around Bali.

    With the summer also comes kite festival time, and this issue Paul V. Walters returns with details on this extraordinary yearly event, which splashes colours to the skies over Sanur. Paul is a novelist, currently spending time in Bali to complete new works, doing so from the comfort of

    Sanur. Look out for future articles by this descriptive writer.

    Karen Davis meets Patricia Anne Kincaid, a beautiful former model who has the kids going crazy over gymnastics in Canggu. Patricia is an advocate for getting children outside, learning the lessons of life through cartwheels and back flips. Dont miss this interview, along with Karen Davis experiences of learning Stand Up Paddle and Boogie Boarding in Sanur. Seamus McElroy also went around to all the main water parks of Bali to bring you an informative piece on the great spots to make a splash with your kids a great way to spend time with the family this summer. Theres nothing our writers wont do to bring you the know-how, folks.

    Next issue is a special issue all about women - the heroines of Bali, past and present. If you know of a special lady who deserves a mention for the amazing work she does in her community, do get in touch so we can give them the appreciation they deserve.

    Until then, have fun in the sun everyone!

    Angela Richardson

    Kite Surfing and Stand-Up Paddle Fun ......................................................... 4Bali Kite Festival: Riding the Trade Winds ................................................... 6Meet the Expat: Patricia Anne Kincaid ........................................................ 8Faces of Bali: Made Dwi The Massage Lady ................................................ 9School's Out Time for Some Holiday Fun! ............................................... 10Fun with Food: Best of Bow ......................................................................... 11Money for Nothing and Your Tips for Free ................................................. 12Events ........................................................................................................... 13Classifieds .................................................................................................... 14

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    Kite Surfing and Stand-up Paddle Fun

    fun on the waves

    by Karen Davis

    L ooking for an exciting new sport? Before you go and buy new equipment, take a course at Rip Curl School of Surf at the Sanur Beach Hotel, where the elements meet to make perfect conditions for two new sports; stand up paddle and kite surfing. Both these sports have been popular in Hawaii for some years and now these easy lessons are available to acquaint you with them.

    I went on a windy Sunday after being told by staff at the surf school that conditions were not good for classes all week. I decided to go anyway and arrived at the Sanur Beach Hotel ready to learn a new sport! I spoke with Luca Soulos, an instructor at the school, who told me, The winds have kicked in, so kite surfing is the sport to do.

    Kite surfing, or kite boarding, is a surface water sport, combining aspects of wakeboarding, windsurfing, surfing, paragliding and gymnastics, all into one extreme sport. In the 1800s George Pocock used kites of increased size to propel carts on land and ships on water, so both could turn and sail upwind using kite power as an alternative to horsepower. It is used in skiing, waterskiing and buggying. In

    1996 Laird Hamilton and Manu Bentin were instrumental in demonstrating and popularizing kite surfing off the Hawiian coast of Maui.

    The first lesson is two hours and covers the basics in a classroom. One learns to understand wind patterns and the handling skills required in a thorough introductory session, including a step-by-step video. Once you understand wind patterns and ocean conditions, you are ready to set up your kite. After a basic understanding of the apparatus, its safety systems and how they work, you are ready to do the final step of this session kite flying!

    In the next session you will learn about body dragging and the wind. You and the wind are partners. Then you are shown postures such as the superman posture. Learning kite control, especially while turning, is next and you are taught how to move with the kite to generate power. Then you actually learn to put the kite on and make starts on both sides to start riding. Taking to the water and getting wet with the kite, you will learn how to launch and position yourself for optimum power and control. The third session, and most advanced of all the IKO certifications, takes

    you out and you learn all about riding and being consistent on both sides. You are taught how to generate speed and move up and down wind as well as how to change direction and grab some air with basic jumps and aerial manoeuvres.

    Now you are ready to harness the power of the wind as you slide across the ocean in this exciting new sport! The latest in Airush kiting equipment is used. International standard tuition is essential in this adventure sport and IKO certified courses are offered up to level three. For fast track intensive learning, private kite tuition is offered.

    Next try your hand at Paddle Board, or, in Bali, Stand Up Paddle Board. In Hawaii surfers also use the boards to travel, such as from Lahaina to Lanai in Maui County.

    Some of the paddling is done lying down just like when you are paddling out to surf. Paddle boarding is done in the Hawaiian Islands standing up, sitting or prone. This is the latest aquatic fitness craze. It can be a relaxing, easy sport or a challenging, exciting sport the whole family can do. After just one lesson, you can be paddle boarding across the Sanur or Jimbaran coastline, or try rolling with the waves in the early morning with a friend or one of the professionally trained guides.

    The first session will be learning about your equipment and basic paddling skills. You will master

    the essentials and practice paddling across flat water. That is a challenge with the weather we have been having of late! After you learn to stay upright, which some do at once and others keep learning, you will practice making turns. The second session you move on up and learn to ride the little waves, switch fee