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Different Kitesurf at the Lake Garda – Italy

Posted by BeeKite On August - 25 - 2012

The Lake Garda by Beekite

The lake of Garda is famous all over the world for it´s great variety, breathtaking nature, huge choice of  sports to practice, amazing villages in the tipical tuscan style as well as fot the multitude of gastronomic varieties.
There are many types of water sports you can practice on the Garda Lake. Thanks to it´s wind certainty the lake is a popular destination for Windsurfers and in the meantime also for Kitesurfers.

 

 

 

 

The Spot by Beekite

Our Kiteschool “BeeKite” is located in Castelletto di Brenzone directly on the sea. The kite gets started directly by the boat in the middle of the lake. That´s why there is no risk to hurt anyhow on the beach. We drive you then to where there are the best wind conditions and where you have enough space. Our training area is 15 km long and 4 km large.

The Wind by Beekite

There are two main winds on the Garda Lake. The “Peler” and the “Ora”. The “Peler” comes from the north and begins already soon in the morning by 6 am o´clock. It can be gusty and and achieve up to 30 knots. Around 11 am the “Peler” eases off  and the “Ora” comes up. So the best time to be on the water is from 2 pm to 6 pm. The “Ora” offers perfect conditions for beginners as it´s a quite stabil wind and achieves around 16 knots.

Description of the classes by Beekite

Every participant gets teached individually and in order to his level. The classes adhere to the guidelines of the VDWS and IKO. After long year experience we use the different teaching-systems well directed. As there is no “standing area” it is much easier for beginners who want to learn this type of sport. You can see that already at the first flying exercises. Faults like tighten the “Bar” and flying the power-area are not a problem thanks to the deep water and the huge space we have available. Due to that we can save up until 3 hours of time,  besides there is no running back in case of loss of height until 15 km because we drive you back by boat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tarifa kitesurfing holidays for good kiters

Posted by HighFlyersTarifa On August - 22 - 2012

High Flyers Tarifa offer complete kitesurfing holidays for all levels, especially for kites who are looking to up their game. Based in Tarifa, Europe’s kitesurfing Mecca!

Our standard week-long holidays include the following:
+ 6 days kitesurfing (up to 6 hours per day, wind-dependent)
+ Coaching to help you nail new moves
+ All equipment (or bring your own and pay a reduced rate)
+ Accommodation in our modern, central, 4 bed kiters’ apartment
+ Breakfast
+ Transport to local beaches

We can also do airport transfers from Gibraltar, Malaga or Jerez

Here is a short video featuring High Flyers Tarifa

Check us out at http://www.highflyerstarifa.com
Or email Kevin & Lisa at: highflyerstarifa@gmail.com

Kitesurfing in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

Posted by PDCKiteboarding On August - 19 - 2012

Looking for a great Kiteboarding holidays? Amazing Scuba diving for no wind days? Crazy night life or relaxing family Resorts?
Welcome to the unmatchable Carribean destination: Playa del Carmen.

Playa del Carmen, Quinatana Roo state, Mexico.

Playa Del Carmen is right in the middle of The Riviera Maya, also known as the Mayan Riviera,  a tourism district following the coastal Highway 307 which parallels the Caribbean coastline of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, located on the eastern portion of the Yucatan peninsula.

Originally a small fishing town, Playa del Carmen, or just “Playa” as called by the Locals, became a world famous Scuba Diving destination right on top of the second longest barrier reef system in the world and  rapidly  developped over the past few  years with many new luxury residential condominium buildings, restaurants, boutiques and entertainment venues.

This is the place for sailing, Jet skiing, snorkeling,scuba diving , swimming in cenotes, swimming with dolphins, zip lining, horse riding, guided jungle tours and recently KITEBOARDING.

KITESURFING SPOTS in Playa del Carmen area:

SANDOS PLAYACAR RESORT/PDC KITEBOARDING SCHOOL:

The beach of the Sandos Playacar Resort in playacar Hotel Zone is the main Kiteboarding Spot in the Area and also the only Authorized Kite beach and School of Playa del Carmen.
Starting from the Sandos Playacar Resort toward south, you will find a designated  mile long white sandy Kiteboarding  beach with no rocks, no obstacles and a lot of space to rig and launch/Land your Kites.

Sandos Playacar Kiteboarding Spot and PDCK teaching area.

Right on spot is PDC KITEBOARDING SCHOOL, the only Authorized kiteboarding School of Playa del Carmen, which offers IKO beginner courses with International certifications, Equipment rental and supervision, Equipment sale and Demos.

Sandos Playacar Resort, PDC Kiteboarding Authorized area.

The staff is very friendly and speaks up to 6 different languages.

On site you will find toilets, Shower and fresh water tank to rinse your gear off.
The Resort offers 12% discount on your online Resort booking if you come for Kiteboarding. Ask PDC Kiteboarding to get the “Promotional Code”.
WHEN TO COME:

The Wind season is from October till the end of May ( Sometime mid June). You should be able to ride 4/5 days a week during this period.

Playa del Carmen wind statistics. Mexico.

Windguru forecast: http://www.windguru.cz/es/index.php?sc=133819

Wind is usually from 13 to 22 Knots on the Caribbean coast and works with NE, E, SE and S.
NE wind is usually the best as it is a bit colder, denser and pulls much more.
When the wind turns North (Called here “El Norte”), it blows from 25 to 35+ knots, and then you need to go to Isla Blanca Lagoon north of Cancun(ask PDC Kiteboarding about Lagoon excursion).

EPIC Kiteboarding Center at Sandos Playacar Resort

 

ACCOMODATION IN Playa Del Carmen FOR KITEBOARDERS:

  • If you are coming to learn and take your IKO certification course, if you like All inclusive Resorts, if you to have your family doing their own activities few feet away from the Kite area or if you just want to be as closed as possible from the Kiteboarding School and spot, the best option for you is to stay at the Sandos Playacar Resort which is right next to the spot.

Also, as a Kiteboarder, you can get 12 % of your All Inclusive Resort booking with the special promotional code. Get in touch with pdckiteboarding@gmail.com to get the code.

  • If you prefer small hotels downtown (only 7min by taxi to get to the Kite school/spot), there are hundreds of them right in the center of PDC.

Have a look at “La rana Cansada”, http://www.ranacansada.com/.

KITEBOARDING SCHOOL IN PLAYA DEL CARMEN:

PDC KITEBOARDING, www.pdckiteboarding.com.

Info at pdckiteboarding@gmail.com.

PDC Kiteboarding School and EPIC Demo center

FLIGHT INFORMATION:

From Europe the cheapest is to fly from Brussels Airport, Belgium with www.jetairfly.com , straight to Cancun.
Plenty of flights from USA and CANADA.

Kitesurfing in Tuamotus

Posted by kite2012 On August - 8 - 2012

Tuamotus a.k.a Tuamotu Archipelago is located in French Polynesia and consist of a number of islands and atolls.
Tuamotus is still quite unexplored by kitesurfers, however it can be one of the top kitesurfing spots in the world!
The islands make up hundreds of beaches that are far from crowded, which means huge space for launching and rigging your kite. There are also several protected bays which allow you to ride on super flat water, but of course you have the option to go surfing in the waves in the open sea.
Tuamotos is a place where you can go not just to kitesurf, but engage in various activities such as kayaking, spear and bait fishing, diving and not to mention – eat delicious fresh sea food as well as enjoy fine wine and good drinks.

Watch this awesome video and there will be no doubts where you wanna head for your next kitesurfing trip!

Sebastian Wagner Kitesurfing

Posted by kite2012 On July - 29 - 2012

Sebastian Wagner kitesurfing somewhere… looks like a nice spot where the location now is. Wouldn’t mind to kitesurf myself right now, but I´m stuck in a super hot train in the middle of Sweden. Luckily the train is equipped with internet so I at least can watch some kite videos =)

A Kitesurf Movie

Posted by kite2012 On July - 23 - 2012

Here is a nice movie about a girl who wants to escape the hustle and bustle in the city. The video has some cool scenes with for instance Hannah Whitley and Toby Brauer

Kitesurfing in Sri Lanka 2012

Posted by kite2012 On July - 14 - 2012

Here is a nice video from Sri Lanka, the best video I could find today among all other crappy kite videos…

Kitesurfing Portugal

Posted by kite2012 On July - 6 - 2012

Here is a nice video from some guys that have been kitesurfing in Lagoa de Albufeira, Portugal.

Kitesurfing in Keros beach, on Limnos Island, Greece

Posted by kite2012 On June - 29 - 2012

You wake up in a 5 star Luxury Safari tent. You have your breakfast on the padio. You have a view to the beach.
Crystal clear waters, endless sandy beach. Windy, uncrowded. Super safe bay with a stunning flat section, and a mini-wave section.
It sounds like the trip of a life time, on some remote island in Fiji. Too far away, too expensive.

Guess twice.
Welcome to Keros beach, on Limnos Island, Greece.
Keros, a vast, sandy beach, with turquoise shallow waters, blessed with Meltemi wind. A magic flat section on the North side of the beach, a bump and jump section in the middle, and small but nice waves on the South end. And the spot is empty.
Even in high season, there are maximum 50 riders on the beach, and the beach is 3 km wide, so it can handle many more with absolutely no stress.

 

 

 

Conditions
Limnos is an average wind spot, with the Meltemi normaly blowing force 4-6. Some days can be flat, but some days can also be super strong, like most of the Greek islands. You should expect to use kites between 8m-11m, but often, smaller. The best part is the beach morphology, offering complete flat sections and a mini-wave spot at the same beach.
For those big wave fans, the island features one of the best wave spots in Greece, Gomati, but it is mostly a winter spot, so chances are better if you visit early or late in the season.

 

 

About the island.
Far away from mass tourism, Limnos resides at the North-Eastern part of the Aegean Sea, still offering deserted beaches (more than 100), idyllic small villages, archeological sites, and natural reserves. Located where the Meltemi wind starts it’s journey over the Greek island, Limnos in ancient times was also known as ‘Anemoessa’, which means ‘windy island’.

What makes the island so attractive is the unspoiled terrain and the natives. On Limnos you can see Greece as it was 30 or 50 years ago. The local wine, the local cusine, the unspoiled landscapes and the idyllic beaches, will want you to stay forever.

Landscapes

Keros bay is within an environmental protected area. The scenery is unique: sand dunes, salt lakes with flamingos, isolated beaches full of small shells, make you feel that you are not in Europe or Greece, but in a completely different continent.

 

 

 

The beach
The beach is sandy, the waters are turquoise and crystal clear, and the wide bay makes it super safe. On the beach you will find Surf Club Keros, which is an International Kiteboarding Organisation Affiliated center. All instructors are experienced, but super friendly. As they say, Surf Club Keros is a kite school from kiters for kiters, so the vibes are mellow and the smiles are wide!
Equipment-wise, you can try out brand new equipment from Cabrinha!

Accommodation
Being within an environmentaly protected area means that there are no big buildings around Keros, hence no hotels or studios by the beach. But you can go ‘Glamping’. You can stay at Surf Camp Keros which is located on the hill besides the bay, in one of their Luxury Safari tents, combining the feeling of camping with the luxury of a hotel room. The tents are very spacious (25sqm for the double and 35sqm for the jumbo tents) and feature wood decking, high quality furnishing, a bathroom and shower, plasma tv, but the best part of living there is the view you get every morning when you wake up-or while you are having breakfast in bed! Highly recommended!
Otherwise you can stay in your own tent at our Camping place close to the beach!

Getting to Limnos
Flights: You can fly to Athens (ATH) or Thessaloniki (SKG) and pick a domestic flight to Limnos (LXS).
From the beginning of May till the end of October, there is a Thomas Cook direct flight from London.
Ferries: There is a daily ferry from Kavala to Limnos, and 1-2 Ferries per week from Thessaloniki to Limnos.
Visit the Surf Club Keros website for more info and directions

Contact:
Surf Club Keros
www.surfclubkeros.gr
info@surfclubkeros.gr

Surf Camp Keros
www.surfcampkeros.gr
info@surfcampkeros.gr

Reno Romeu in Rio de Janeiro

Posted by kite2012 On June - 21 - 2012

Reno Romeu kiteboarding at his home spot Barra da Tijuca in Rio de Janeiro.

The video is not bad, but the shoter Andre Magarao obviously has a pretty bad taste when it comes to music. I think the natural choice of song to this video of course should have been Solid Sessions – Janeiro!

Kiteboarding somewhere…

Posted by kite2012 On June - 12 - 2012

I have no idea where this video is shot, but it´s a pretty good one! Not just the usual stuff we see, but some nice scenery, under water shoots etc… watch it!

Nicky Rudd – a pro kitesurfing chick

Posted by kite2012 On June - 8 - 2012

Nicky Rudd is a name that may not sound as familiar as Susa Mai or Hannah Whitley. However after watching this video, I´m pretty sure that Nicky Rudd is a name that most likely will be heard more often onwards. Here is the video with Nicky, filmed at Coche in Venezuela.

So, who is this girl?

Well, Nicky Rudd is a 27 year old girl from Exmouth, Devon in the UK. She started kiteboarding in 2007. Prior to that she did a lot off off shore sailing which, as Nicky states it, was pretty hardcore and she was apperantly a keen windsurfer back in the days. During the less windy days she could watch kiters jumping over her head and she simply thought that “I need to do that!” Nicky took a kiteboarding lesson and has never looked back since.
As Nicky says – kitesurfing is a sport that has so much to offer; there is a great deal of freedom involved, physically and mentally. Kitesurfing allows you to explore beautiful places and share great experiences.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nicky Rudd’s home spot is located in Exmouth, Devon. A pretty unique spot in that you can kite both in the river or on the seafront; making it kite-able in almost any wind direction. It´s such a beautiful location where the kiters are spoiled with butter flat water at low tide and waves over the sand bar when there is swell. There is also a great local kiting community which has been built around Edge Watersports.

Besides travelling around the world kitesurfing and competing, Nicky is also working as a kitesurfer instructor for Bracklesham Board Riders on the south coast in West Sussex.

At the local beaches where Nicky lives there are a group of girls that pull the more technical tricks and Nicky loves the look on the ‘guys’ faces when she lands trick that they can’t do. Some will often start riding more aggressively, trying to do even bigger airs, something that always put a smile on Nicky’s face. Nicky says that there is something really satisfying about being better at a sport than most of the guys!

 

Conclusion; think twice before you pack your kite to visit Nicky’s local home spot. Trying to impress on this hot chick might end up with that you make yourself a laughing stock :)

For more photos, videos, info etc. check out Nicky’s website www.nickyrudd.com

Garda Lake – The New Kitesurfing mecca

Posted by kite2012 On June - 8 - 2012

Garda Lake is certainly famous for its favorable climate , and even more for its constant and regular thermal winds.

More precisely the “Peler”, a north wind, blows during the morning , from 7.00 am to 11.00 am; instead the afternoon is characterized by the “Ora”, a south wind, which blows  from  1.30 pm until 6.00 pm.

While sailing is practiced all over the lake and the area around Torbole is famous since the ’80s for windsurfing, in the recent years Brenzone has become a Mecca for kitesurfers.

The increasing popularity of Brenzone  among kitesurfers is justified by the peculiarity of its thermal winds. In fact, the “Ora” having an intensity of 12 – 17 knots is particularly suitable for beginners, while the “Peler”, with an intensity ranging from 14 to 25 knots  is typically appreciated by more experienced kiters.

Another distinctive feature of the Garda Lake is represented by the absence of adequately spacious beaches. This natural obstacle has been overcome by the kite centers in Brenzone thanks to an innovative approach:  the use of boats, commonly referred to as shuttle service, for the launching and landing phases.

In addition this system has generated undoubted advantages for kiters, the most appreciated being: increased support and assistance, the possibility to try out maneuvers without worrying about going back upwind, the unique opportunity to be taken by  boat on the best spots and last but not least a huge space to ride with a breathtaking view surrounded by magnificent mountains.

The Centro Kite Marniga offers all of this, together with a variety of courses tailored for all different levels and ages. The teaching methodology we have developed in this center, based on the use of boats and radio helmets, significantly reduces the learning time and improves the quality of the courses.

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Aitutaki, Cook Islands – Kitesurfing in the heart of Polynesia

Kia Orana, welcome to the Cook Islands, the best-kept secret of the South Pacific. The 15 islands of the Cooks are located halfway between New Zealand and Hawaii, widely scattered across the ocean. The jewel of the Cook Islands is Aitutaki. The magnificent and remote island is the stuff of which dreams are made and lies in the most beautiful lagoon in the world. Aitutaki is 220 kilometres north of Rarotonga and less than an hour’s flight away. Here you will find the perfect place for your kitesurfing-holidays, no matter if you’re a rookie or an old stager. The breath-taking sight of crystal clear turquoise waters and sparkling white beaches in combination with steady trade winds – what more could one want?

Our Aitutaki Kite Centre lies on Honeymoon Island, one of the small and charming uninhabited motus (little islands) around the main island. It’s beside a 1 km long sandbar with butter flat water and a shallow learner’s area which stretches for miles. It just doesn’t get crowded! An amazing spot to improve and perfect your kiteboarding, get cover page photos and relax. We have highly experienced IKO certified instructors and our goal is fun, safety and teaching at a pace to suit your abilities. We offer kite control and board intro sessions, up-and-riding lessons, supervised sessions and accelerator classes. We are equipped with a full time safety boat and secure gear storage. Of course we care for your creature comforts as well, we have BBQ facilities,  refreshments and fresh coconuts without end! Set your watches on island-time, bring sun protection for your face, body and eyes and let us take care of the rest!

 

 

 

Further informations you find on our website www.southpacifickiteboarding.com.
Ask us any question: info@southpacifickiteboarding.com or follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/AitutakiKiteCentre

Kia manuia – May good fortune shine on you!
Mike Lee, Aitutaki Kite Centre

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