Posts Tagged ‘kiteboarding

11
Dec
09

Kiteboarding in Atlanta

Atlanta is the capital of Georgia state located on the east coast of the USA. The climate is subtropical with hot summers and mild winters. There is no access to the ocean in the city but kiteboarding in Atlanta is possible on shallow and calm waters of Lake Lanier. It may sound easy, however, due to many hazards the spot is not the best place for complete beginners. You may expect boats, stakes, rocks and in the summer also swimmers. Anyway, during cooler months the spot is not crowded at all, so the water is yours! Launch the kite on a small beach and go!
There is one fantastic school here: Locus Wind Atlanta. They offer professional lessons for kitesurfers on all levels and claim that kitesufing in Atlanta in winter is possible! Just make sure you have a full wetsuit.

30
Nov
09

Seattle Kiteboarding

Similarly to many areas on the USA western coast, Seattle surroundings have much to offer water sports enthusiasts. Kiteboarders may practice their skills themselves or with experienced coach from one of local kitesurfing schools. The city is surrounded by waters; the Pacific Ocean, the Columbia River as well as many canals and lakes. The climate here is characterized by cool winters and dry, warm summers. Most of nearby kitesurfing spots are suitable for beginners and, what is important, many locations are really beautiful.
If you are thinking of visiting some kitesurfing school, the most popular ones are Seattle Kiteboarding Center, Motion Boardshop and Urban Surf Kiteboarding. Apart from taking some lessons you may also rent equipment at a reasonable price.

30
Oct
09

Kiteboarding on Bahamas

Emerald BayBahamas is an area often regarded as a paradise for tourists and perfect destination for people practising water sports. Just beware of sharks!

The Bahamas is an archipelago consisting of 29 islands with tropical climate and many picturesque locations. There are some spots especially recommended for kiteboarders. These are, among others, Emerald Bay, Runaway Bay and Paradise located on Great Exuma as well as Paradise Beach on Paradise Island and Tropic of Cancer Beach on Little Exuma. Bahamas kiteboarding possibilities are countless and each kiteboarder will find a spot adequate for his abilities, skills and preferences.

As each tourist resort Bahamas may boast about a number of kitesurfing schools such as Cross Shore Kiteboarding and Exuma Kitesurfing. If you are planning kiteboarding on Bahamas, drop in one of them.

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!

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.