Great Places to KiteSurf
by Jakob Jelling [July 19, 2006]
As with any sport, sometimes you must travel to different locations to experience a different cultures take on the hottest sport around. Current conditions and water depths as well as different land and water formations make traveling the globe exciting as you venture out abroad. Different continents and countries provide new and exciting opportunities to enhance your KiteSurfing skills. Professionals travel the world wide for unique opportunities to brave ferocious conditions just to take to the air over a major body of water. KiteSurfing is no longer just a one country extreme sport; it is enjoyed around the world by people of all ages.
Legions of KiteSurfers flock yearly to the most popular hotspots around the seven continents to watch the pros as well as take to the air themselves using the fundamentals of KiteSurfing taught by the local experts. There is no doubt a large cost associated with going place-to-place, but you can space your trips and plan them in advance; especially during the colder months to save a lot of money on airfare during peak travel periods.
Once you have your reservations confirmed pack up your gear and get psyched, bring your kite and gear and get ready to brave the wildest waves of the hottest spots around the world. The following is a listing of some of the most popular hotspots on each continent. Each location has professional KiteSurf pros that are willing to teach you the skills you need for about $50 - $ 75 per hour. Depending how good of a surfer you are will depend on how fast you advance towards taking air.
North America Location: Maui, Hawaii - Considered the Mecca of KiteSurfing Temperature: 80 degrees and above Best Time: Year Round Level of Expertise: All levels can learn, however certain conditions exist that advanced level swimmers should brave the conditions.
South America Location: Puerto Rico Temperature: 80 degrees and above Best Time: Year Round Level of Expertise: All levels can learn.
Africa Location: Cape Town Temperature: 80 degrees and above Best Time: Year Round Level of Expertise: All levels can learn. Many events occur in December.
Europe Location: England (United Kingdom) Temperature: Variable Best Time: Year Round Level of Expertise: All levels can learn.
Asia Location: Thailand - Hua Hin Temperature: Best Time: November - April (Avoids Rainy Season) Level of Expertise: All levels can learn, however certain conditions exist from May - October that creates strong gusty winds spurned from rain and torrential monsoons.
Australia Location: Wales Temperature: 80 degrees and above Best Time: Year Round Level of Expertise: All levels can learn.
About the Author
Jakob Jelling is the founder of http://www.kitesurfingnow.com. Visit his kitesite for the latest on kitesurfing equipment, kiteboarding lessons, places to surf and much more!