Kite Surfing is Outta Here!

I tried my luck at kite-surfing with the pros at 3B at Deer Creek Reservoir yesterday. I was told in three short lessons I would be flyin’.  So far, there has been more splashing than flying. Because, you know, I needed another expensive adrenaline sport.

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Utah is known for the “Greatest Snow on Earth,” but you could easily swap wind for snow in that statement. With the temperature differential between the valley and Wasatch Back, a consistent afternoon wind blows up the canyons, making spots like Deer Creek (outside Heber City) a great place for kite surfing. Even in winter, you can strap on some skis and kite surf the famed Wasatch pow!

I was lucky enough the learn a few ropes…err wings, from Don Losee who helped introduce Utah to a sport more akin to Maui than the Wasatch, as well as a local pro, Andrew Muse.

Here’s “The Muse” doing his thing:

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