Wind swell with new beach buggy

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FUN SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES -

WHAT do you get when you cross a kite with a buggy?

The of­fi­cial name of the lat­est con­trap­tion to hit Four Mile Beach is a blow-cart, but un­of­fi­cially it’s be­ing called “heaps of fun”.

Brett “Bretto” Wright has bought two of the gad­gets to fill in the blanks on a beach that al­ready of­fers plenty of wind- pow­ered water­sports fun. The owner of Windswell Kitesurf­ing, Bretto was look­ing for a way to en­ter­tain him­self on days when there wasn’t quite enough wind to get on a kite-board. At the mo­ment, he only has one-seater bug­gies, but is hop­ing a twoseater con­ver­sion will be ready soon.

“At the mo­ment though, if you’ve got your own kite, I’d be happy to let you take it for a spin,” he said.

While the buggy can get up to a fair turn of speed in the right con­di­tions, Bretto ad­mits it isn’t the eas­i­est ve­hi­cle to con­trol in vari­able con­di­tions.

“It’s ideal for those days when you’ve got a steady 10 or 15 knots,” he said.

Blow-cart: Windswell Kite Surf­ing

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