We're in Cornwall for a few days. Our beach has a large transient population of kite surfers. We saw them on the car park - all wetsuits, bare feet and "hey, dude".
It's cold and blustery, and we're multi-layered and Gore-texed. From the cliff path, overlooking the beach, we were given a master-class in kite-surfing tacking - on eight inches of shallow surf and an off-the-sea wind.