Bridget's Adventures series: Playing the waiting game

PHOTOS: ST VIDEO
PHOTOS: ST VIDEO

Former United States president Barack Obama trumped British billionaire Richard Branson in a friendly sports challenge this week.

Mr Obama learnt kitesurfing faster than Mr Branson could master foilboarding, a similar sport which uses a board that extends above the water surface.

In Singapore waters, things were not so simple for Straits Times journalist Bridget Tan in her first kitesurfing lesson: She discovers it is a waiting game.

Kitesurfers may wait an entire day for suitably strong winds only to have low winds sink their kites.

Check out this episode of Bridget's Adventures.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 11, 2017, with the headline 'Bridget's Adventures series '. Print Edition | Subscribe