Archive for September, 2009

25
Sep
09

Kiteboarding in Oregon

Kiteboarding at Hood RiverOregon has a diversed and picturesque landscape;mountains and desert on the east and a scenic and windswept coastline on the west. The natural northern border of the state is the Columbia river which has played a great role in development of the region. The weather in Oregon is rather warm but water is usually cold so if you think of kiteboarding in Oregon, take your wetsuit with you!
Kitesurfers who like wave riding go to spots located on the coast such as Seaside, Lincoln City, Gearhart, Sunset Beach, Newport, Fort Stevens and Cannon Beach. The biggest waves may be found in Manzanita while the spot in Newport is recommended for expert riders only due to a very difficult launch conditions.
People kiteboarding in Oregon also choose the Columbia River with many interesting spots, among which there are Hood River, Kalama, Sauvie Island, Rooster Rock and Prescott Beach. There are some more kitesurfing spots on the river, but the above ones are the most popular. Especially Hood River with flat water appropriate also for beginners.

17
Sep
09

St. Augustine Kiteboarding

St. Augustine KiteboardingSaint Augustine, a city located in St. Johns County in Florida, is an old, beautiful city with many tourist attractions, historic sites, old fort, alligator farm and much more. The city is a part of a region known as The First Coast, that is the area with Amelia Island, Jacksonville and Palm Coast. This part of Florida is a place famous among watersports fans, such as surfers, windsurfers and kiteboarders.
St. Augustine kiteboarding sites are located on beautiful beaches of the Atlantic Ocean where the ocean is warm from April to October. There two kiteboarding schools in the area, Extreme Kites and First Coast Kiteboarding. Beginners may take first steps in Salt Slick Area, where the water is flat and warm. Just avoid the crowds in the summer and put on some foot protection because of sharp oysters and rocks in the water. Other St. Augustine kiteboarding sites are Matanzas Inlet, Porpoise Point, Ocean Trace and Oyster Slick. Bear in mind that the last one is for experts only!

10
Sep
09

Learn Kiteboarding in Hawaii

Hawaii KiteboardingThis is good news for those who want to spend holiday in one of the most beautiful places in the world and practice or learn kitesurfing at the same time. You can do it in the only American state that is completely surrounded by water – Hawaii!
The archipelago of Hawaii consists of eight big volcanic islands and many smaller ones. The landscape of the area is diverse and beautiful: high mountains and volcanoes, valleys, picturesque beaches, meadows, rocks and reefs.
If you want to learn kiteboarding in Hawaii, the best place is Maui island. There are several kiteboarding schools here: Kitesurfing School of Maui, Maui Kiteboarding Lessons by Aqua Sports, Action Sports Maui. The last one is the largest school of the whole archipelago, so those who want to learn kiteboarding in Hawaii, will find here lessons for riders on all levels. The school is located on the famous Kite Beach, very near the airport. It has long tradition and may boast about experienced and professional instructors. The courses last from one day (short introduction for beginners) to ten days. There are also courses for kids as well as trainings for those who want to become kiteboarding instructors in the future.
To learn kiteboarding in Hawaii you do not have to stay on Maui Island, there are also some schools on Oahu and other islands.