Welcome to Road Trippin’ with Andy Yates. A series about where kiteboarding can take you.
In episode one, I travel to North Queensland to meet up with Andy Yates and we begin our adventure down the coast, kicking off in Port Douglas. Andy was the 2010 PKRA World Champion and is still not only an incredible kiteboarder and amazing athlete, but a super down-to-Earth guy willing to step outside his comfort zone to experience something different. He’s studying medicine, with a focus on tropical and indigenous medice, a fact that we explore a bit more as the series goes on.
The weather teased us a bit in the first couple of days but we managed to pull it together for a great session out on the reef!
Huge thanks must go out to:
Ozone Kiteboarding for helping to make this project possible in the first place.
Sony and Rode Microphones for sending us some amazing Sony Action Cams and Rode Mics to capture all the action with.
Pat and Makaila Lasalo for putting us up in their super comfy home in Cairns.
Ash Gale, Ill Equipt and Problems for allowing us to use their incredible music. These guys are great local artists (out of Adelaide, South Australia) so get on down to their sites, give likes, buy tunes and show your support for great Aussie music!
Stay tuned for the next Episode where we visit Yarrabah, an isolated Indigenous community South of Cairns to catch up with the locals, see what life in these communities is like and visit a spot that has never been kited before.