Got up! With a bit of aggression the kite came under control and I was skimming across the surface of the water. Stoked.
Its a surreal experience. I thought it would feel like wakeboarding but when surfing downwind the kite skims across the surface. It felt like I was on ice.
Until, of course, the edge of the board clipped a waved and once again I was inhaling the Pacific Ocean.
Saskia went for the sensible option and spent her time poolside. The resort, which hosts the kitesurfing business Ecuador Kite Surf, was our home for about a week. We spent the time chatting to locals and taking the occasional trip to Manta, 20 minutes north.
But for the most part we sat by the pool and enjoyed a beer in the sun.