The full moon comes around only 12 times a year, or on rare occasions, sometimes 13. To have a full moon as well as the wind in Maldives, is quite special, so when the two combined recently we made the best of it and hit the water at night.
Safety first, a couple of LED lights and a few dive glow sticks (don’t tell the dive centre) were attached to the kites, a short briefing was held and we were ready. With only a slight cloud cover the full moon made its appearance and eight kiters enjoyed perfect conditions in the Kuredu lagoon, right in front of the Ocean WaterSport centre.
Less boat traffic and no seaplanes allowed us to use the entire lagoon without interruptions, and we are able to generate a fair amount of interest in kite courses and lessons.
Everyone agreed, this was a fantastic experience, and we will be seriously looking at making this a regular event. Next time the moon and wind align we will charge the lights, pump the kites and ride under the stars.