REAL Watersports REAL BVI 09 adventure took place from Jan 8th to Jan 25th. This 4th annual trip granted multiple sessions every day in some shape or form; kite, surf, and SUP! REAL BVI 2009 consisted of two, week long flotillas with 8 boats each week. During week one, the wind gods provided 7 days of wind allowing for non-stop kiting and stoked riders. REAL and those who came scored an extra bonus with a cold front which pushed off of the east coast of the US just as the REAL crew was leaving Cape Hatteras, sending fun size swell to the Caribbean.
The surprises kept coming when the REAL BVI 09 crew was joined the first week in the surf by the famous Jimmy Buffett. Buffet and a few of his friends were in the islands for a surfing bachelor party for his long time manager Mike Ramos. Buffet and his crew shared daily dawn patrol and sunset surf sessions with the REAL BVI 09 surfers. Jimmy Buffett was gracious enough to provide us with an impromptu acoustic performance on the beach near the REAL BVI flotilla anchorage during one of his last nights in the islands. The show was amazing and provided the perfect ending to an already outstanding week.
Week two, the wind and swell direction were not in the usual BVI trade wind pattern, so the REAL mothership (Morrings 474 Powercat) redirected the fleet to some new spots based on the conditions and chart analysis. New locations, launches and kite sessions were found with everyone fired up to maximize their water time and experience. The trip kept getting better and better with the unexpected swell and finding some of the longest waves REAL has ever scored in the four years of the REAL BVI adventures!
During each week many of the participants spent time with Liquid Force and REAL Team Rider, Jason Slezak. Slezak gave LF gear clinics on the beach and allowed everyone to demo the new 2009 Liquid Force product he brought. Tons of great feedback and stoke on the 09 Havoc Gen 3, Influence 138, and Project Rawson EVF Quad.
Check out the pictures below of some of the REAL BVI riders on the 2009 LF gear! For more information on the REAL BVI 09 Adventure and to check out photo slideshows and videos from the trip surf through; Week 1 Session Report, Week 2 Session Report, & Jimmy Buffett BVI concert. Or, to join The REAL crew on next years adventure and ride all of the 2010 Liquid Force gear, browse “10 days in 2010”!