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31
Aug
09

Kiteboarding beaches in San Diego

San DiegoCalifornia, a rich and large state on the West Coast may boast about a great number of beaches many of which are great spots for kiteboarders. One of the most famous is the area around San Diego. The weather is usually mild here, it does not rain much and there are about 201 days with temperature above 70 °F. Kiteboarding beaches in San Diego are quite diverse; Enchanted Cove and Silver Strand State Beach are very attractive for beginners thanks to large, sandy beaches, shallow water and lack of hazards. Those who like riding on waves, especially big ones, will be delighted with Imperial Beach and Tourmaline Beach. The former is located in the city with the same name. You will find a kitesurfers’ community here. Try to avoid coming here in summer as the beach may be really crowded, not to mention swimmers in the ocean. The latter is not very famous, but undoubtedly attractive. The beach is spacious, large and sandy. The best conditions are when it blows from the west or west-north. Other kiteboarding beaches in San Diego area are Bayside Park and Sail Bay Beach.

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17
Aug
09

Kiteboarding spots in New York

Hudson RiverWater sports in the middle of the city? Why not! In NYC everything is possible. The city is located directly at the mouth of the Hudson River, on New York Bay. Water is almost everywhere so New York inhabitants as well as tourists visiting the city may practice kiteboarding not only on the neighbouring Long Island but also around the city itself. Which are the best kiteboarding spots in New York? If you are a beginner or if it is going to be your first time, two spots recommended for greenhorns are: Great Kills Park on Staten Island and Lido Beach. In the latter it is possible to kitesurf both on the ocean and on the bay side but if you like bigger waves it will be obviously better to ride on the ocean side. There are also a couple of kiteboarding schools in the area, including KiteClub NYC. For those who strive for some unusual experience there is a possibility to kite on the Hudson River. Just beware of boats and ships and be prepared for swimming in muddy brown water! There are two more kiteboarding spots in New York: Howard Beach and Long Beach. To kitesurf here you need to be an advanced or at least intermediate rider due to some obstacles in the water such as rocks or wave breakers.

17
Aug
09

Kiteboarding Rentals MA

CapeCoeSimilarly to its neighbour, Rhode Island, coastal part of Massauchusetts is a paradise for kiteboarders. Here you will find nice waves, strong wind and long beaches. Kitesurfers in Massachusetts have a wide range of spots to choose from. There are a couple of beaches around Boston, on Cape Cod peninsula as well as on Nantucket or Martha’s Vineyard islands. You also have a chance to rent good quality equipment or book a lesson with a professional instructor. Kiteboarding rentals MA include, among others: Boston Kite School and Skyhigh Kiteboarding on Martha’s Vineyard island. If you decide to purchase your own gear you may save some money buying second-hand equipment. There are plenty of shops offering used gear around MA, for example: Inland Sea Windsurf Co (Kitesite.net). For those who want to check kiteboarding rentals around MA, prices range from 120$ to 150$ daily for a kite. There is also a possibility to rent boards (30-50$), harness and other additional equipment.

03
Aug
09

Kiteboarding Beaches in Miami Area

MiamiIn Miami you will find terrific views, long beaches, fabulous waves and much more. The main part of the city is located on the shores of Biscayne Bay which contains several hundred natural and artificially created islands. The climate is warm, humid and tropical with wet summers and dry winters. A great advantage of kiteboarding beaches in Miami area is the weather; it is warm and sunny almost all year round.
Kiteboarding beaches in Miami offer varied conditions so the area is recommended for kiteboarders at all levels. The best-known Miami Beach is long and sandy but also extremely crowded. Because of crowds and other hazards like ships or jet skis only advanced riders should kiteboard here. Beginners may visit Miami Flats where flat, ocean water allow them to perfect their skills. Also, the wind direction plays no role here and you can kiteboard almost all the time. Advanced kiteboarders may also visit Hobie Beach or Matheson Hammock Park (South Coconut Grove). In the evening you may enjoy busy nightlife of Miami.

28
Jul
09

Improving your skills with kiteboarding lessons in Newport Rhode Island

NewportRIWhether a beginner or an experienced kiteboarder, you should take the opportunity to perfect riding skills with a professional instructor. There are several great kiteboarding beaches around Newport: Foggland point is one of the most popular spots in the state, and one of the windiest sites NOT on Cape Cod; Sandy point beach is a nice east-facing beach; the 1st, 2nd, 3rd beach in Newport – 1st and 2nd beach are south facing, very large and are right on the ocean, while 3rd beach is east facing, smaller and in a cove so it gets much smaller waves.

There are two schools that offer kiteboarding lessons in Newport RI: Sky KiteSurfing School and Real kiteboaring Northeast. At Sky Kitesurfing (SKS) a training for beginners starts with kite-handling lessons on land. Then you continue the lessons on water, get some experience and work on details. You pay from $150 to $385 per lesson. You may use the school equipment or just bring your own.

Real kiteboarding Northeast organizes lessons on all levels, from beginner to pro. However, advanced riders must book the lesson earlier to make sure that appropriate coach will be available. You can also learn how to kiteboard in light winds or try additional kite flying, tuning, trick analysis and board riding. Prices are similar to those at SKS.

Looking forward to intensive training and a lot of fun? Try kitebording lessons in Newport Rhode Island. And after a busy session, wind down in one of the local pubs or night clubs.