Getting to Tarifa
(Viva España World Champions!)
Realizing we are not really early birds we had arranged a wakeup with the reception desk for a 6am. Instead of a room phone call the method was bit comical: a huge guy as big as a gorilla pounded on the door until we answered it. Lou opened his door and the guy yelled, "You Awake !" He quickly said: "yes,yes we are awake", because he looked like he would have came in and body slammed first guy on his way in order to throw another one, Franz, from his bed into the wall if we said no. Pretty effective actually if you think about it.
Once all members of the Rabbit Gang crawled into the campers and returned to sleep, Lou and Winky drove out of town quickly on the road to Tarifa. Mike took his longest camper nap so far because, as we found out only later, he until 4 a.m. was talking in the hall of hotel with the whole GustKites crew, who came to plan how together we will make the promotion and customer service in this beautiful country to even higher level. The conversation brought lots of good energy into Portuguese Rabbit Gang (viva Pedro, Gustavo and Frederico!!!) but of course first of all into Rabbit Mobiles and with that good vibe road to Tarifa was real fun.
Half-way down we stopped at a gas station and filled the tanks and pressure washed the bugs and grimme from the campers as they were pretty filthy by now. Once we arrived in Tarifa we noticed hundreds if not thousands of kites from the road. We knew it was going to be a good demo day so we quickly headed to silicon valley spot known for lots of people and topless girls to set up our kites and boards for the locals to test drive.
After a giant and delicious, but quickly eaten Spanish burger the crew was super busy pumping all sizes of Rabbit kites from 5 meter bunnies for the kids, 7 meter Gypsy's for the surfers and 9 meter smokes for the majority of the people as the wind was good. In the meantime we met "long-time-no-see" friends, one of them, our good old friend Jaime Herraiz from North kites. Toward the end of the day we enjoyed cold glasses of beer with the super stoked people as we packed up the gear and headed to the main-town of Tarifa to crash early and rest-up for a busy beach day planned for tomorrow with the huge party night later, with the Spaniards who are still celebrating their world cup victory.
Photos: Getting to Tarifa