Competitors wait for better winds in the 2009 Lüderitz Speed Challenge

November 9, 2009 | Kiteboarding

Luderitz Speed Challenge 2009

The wind over the past weekend wasn’t as fierce as it it usually is, but competitors didn’t seem to mind, as they were too busy enjoying many of the other actives Lüderitz has to offer.

Blowing between 15 to 25 knots, at times the wind was strong enough for speed runs, but sometimes competitors were just doing freestyle. That’s not to say that they weren’t kept busy, though.

What better way to pass the time than be renting a catamaran and getting an up-close view of the amazing maritime wildlife that surround this quaint Namibian town.

The waters off the coast of Lüderitz are teaming with some of the cutest animals you’re ever going to see, and the competitors on the catamaran were amazed at the amount of seals and penguins they saw during their scenic catamaran tour.

They were also lucky enough to see a whale and play with the many dolphins who had come by to introduce themselves.

With much stronger winds forecasted to blow, excitement is once again starting to build around this coming weekend. With some good speed runs and practice under their belts, competitors are now ready to finally break some records!

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