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Kiteworld Magazine 2018 Travel Guide

Kiteworld is essential reading for all kiteboarders, since 2002. Read the best reviews of the latest kites, boards and gear and improve your riding with our technique articles - whatever level you're at. Kiteworld's editorial team includes World Champions Aaron Hadlow and Mark Shinn and top coaches like Brandon Scheid. Each issue is packed with the inspiration and know-how you'll need to fuel your next ride

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the 2018 kiteworld travel guide

Kitesurfing is of course fantastic any time, but it’s even better when you get to do it for several days in a row in great conditions and (not always, though it often completes the dream) with beautiful sunshine! Many of you are experienced kiters and will understand the special nature of a kiteboarding holiday. You may already be familiar with many of the destinations contained within this guide, but we have a few new ones too this year, including Viana do Castello in Portugal, Crotone in Italy, Pwani Mchangani in Zanzibar, El Cuyo in Mexico and La Guajira in Colombia. This year we’ve also got the lowdown on several all-adventure trips for those looking for the ultimate out-there experience, from boat adventures to full-on multi-day downwinders. Find those from page 146. Also…

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travel essentials

01-AIRUSH Packing all your kites into your quiver bag can make it heavy, quickly. The Airush Ultra kite may be the answer. A huge wind range means you can get away with taking fewer kites, it’s also 30% lighter thanks to the lightweight but durable one-strut design, folds smaller and therefore also takes up less of your baggage allowance. A versatile design, take it freeriding, in the waves or out foiling! ULTRA SIZES: 15, 12, 9, 8, 7, 6 and 5m www.airush.com 02-BUOY WEAR Buoy Wear hats are the world’s first floating hats that you can wear on the water without fear of them losing their shape after you dunk the hat (and yourself) in the sea thanks to their 100% waterproof and antimicrobial floating core. Available in a range of colours, they look…

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cape town   south africa

ON THE WATER Cape Town is one of the world’s true kiteboarding hubs from as early as October right through until March. There are more than 30 kite spots to choose from and every kind of riding is catered for, from flat water freestyle to wave riding in house-sized waves. The southeasterly Cape Doctor winds are powerful, which is why CT plays host to the Red Bull King of The Air, and if you want to break your WOO PB then Cape Town is the place! The majority of kiting around the Cape Peninsula happens in Table View, to the north of the city, where the wind blows from the left and one road runs along the seafront, taking you to every spot in the area. Sunset Beach is the closest to…

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langebaan south africa

ON THE WATER Just 90 minutes up the road from Cape Town, Langebaan offers up a very different kiteboarding experience in a massive, spacious, turquoise lagoon that’s ideal for beginners, freestylers, foilers and anyone who needs a break from Cape Town’s seemingly endless swell and, at times, challenging shorebreak. It’s set in the rugged terrain and stunning natural beauty of the west coast with acres of space, white-sand beaches and constant cross-shore winds; it’s certainly one of South Africa’s top kite spots and an ideal place to go if you’re looking to progress your riding in more manageable conditions. The two main spots in Langebaan are Shark Bay (Kleine Oostewal), just on the outskirts of Langebaan village, and Main Beach which is just off the main road and close to restaurants and…

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mauritius indian ocean

ON THE WATER The epic conditions, incredible surroundings and amazing hotels have put Mauritius on just about every kiteboarder’s hit-list. In the southeast corner of the island Le Morne is a goofy footer’s dream. Trade winds blow from the left and there’s a wide expanse of flat water inside the protective reef that lies 600 yards offshore. Beyond that the set-up for wave fun is literally perfect. ‘Small reef’ is a fun, easy wave close to the beach. ‘Manawa’, a kilometre off the beach, is best at high tide and tends to kick up bigger, rolling waves. The infamous ‘One Eye’ lies to the right, isn’t for inexperienced riders and there’s no rescue boat. Situated in the same lagoon 15 minutes drive upwind from Le Morne is Belle Ombre. There’s much less kite…

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pwani mchangani   zanzibar

ON THE WATER The lagoon at Pwani Mchangani is away from the well known spots of Paje and Jambiani and towards the northern tip of Zanzibar. Your riding will be affected by the tide with two highs and two lows per day. It’s a perfect spot for beginners, freeriders and freestylers with shallow, warm water, steady cross-on winds and a sandy seabed that’s free of urchins, sharp stones or coral. It’s a private beach, so you’ll never be tussling with crowds and there’s something to offer all levels of rider with some decent waves out on the reef, 800 metres offshore. WIND, WEATHER AND WATER The peak wind seasons are January to February and June to August but there’s usually good conditions from mid-December to March and from June to September. The wind…

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