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Kiteworld Magazine Travel Guide

Kiteworld Magazine Travel Guide

2019 Travel Guide

Now in its 9th edition, the annual Kiteworld Travel Guide is essential reading for any serious travelling kitesurfer and for anyone wanting to learn in the best conditions possible. Featuring in-depth breakdowns of over 40 of the best kitesurfing destinations found around the world, the guide includes set-up information relating to the riding conditions, the suitability for your ability level and where to get lessons, lowdowns on the area and practical advice for making the most of your trip when you're there.

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the 2019 kiteworld travel guide

Kitesurfing is a wonderful escape wherever we manage to take our sessions. If you’re thinking about booking your first kiteboarding holiday, then do it! Riding for several days in a row in beautiful conditions is not only dreamy, but it’s the best way to progress! 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 Lombok and Sulawesi in Indonesia, Naxos in Greece, Tobago in the Caribbean and a real standout in Brazil that’s probably new on your radar: Atins. Once again we’ve got the lowdown on several all-adventure trips for those looking for the ultimate out-there experience, from boat adventures…

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travel essentials

01>AK DURABLES There’s something meditative about waxing your wave board before a sesh, but the romance is quickly lost when it starts melting in the sun during a long session in warm water. That’s why deck pads can be a good option, and AK Durables make front and back pads in a range of styles, colours and thicknesses, from 2.5mm to an ultra-cushy 8mm. www.akdurablesupplyco.com 02>AQUAPAC This waterproof cover will fit phones as big as an iPhone 8 Plus even with an OtterBox Defender case on it. Fully submersible, you can put your phone in it, stuff it down your wetsuit and take it on a downwinder. www.aquapac.net 03>BUOY WEAR If you’re planning on spending a lot of time on the water in sunny locations you need to stay protected. This hat from Buoy Wear…

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cape town south africa

ON THE WATER The Cape Town / Cape Peninsula season runs from as early as October through until April with more than 30 kite spots serving up everything from flat water freestyle conditions to true ‘waves of consequence’. The southeasterly Cape Doctor winds are consistent and often very powerful, which is why the Red Bull King of The Air happens here every year! The majority of kiting takes place in Table View, a suburb to the north of the city, where the wind blows from the left with several spots lined up along one road. Sunset Beach is the closest to Cape Town city and the southeaster kicks in there first, sometimes an hour or more before it reaches the rest of the spots along Blouberg beachfront. Dolphin Beach is a five minute…

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langebaan south africa

ON THE WATER Langebaan’s a paradise for foilers, early intermediates and freestylers looking to progress in accessible conditions. Benefitting from the same regular southeasterly winds as Cape Town, there are however less crowds, easy rolling chop and swell and there’s also no shore-break. You’ll enjoy sandy beaches, steady cross-shore winds and miles of open water to tear around in! The two main spots are Shark Bay (Kleine Oostewal), a five minute drive from the high street, while Main Beach is just off the main street in town and close to the restaurants and shops. There’s flat water close in to the shore at Main Beach (watch out for the kite schools operating there) and also behind the island that faces the beach. The spots around Langebaan are tidal. Shark Bay (don’t worry –…

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diani beach kenya

ON THE WATER Diani Beach is Kenya’s most popular kiting location with a spacious five kilometre-wide bay that rarely gets more than 60 kiters out on the water at any one time. There’s a reef further out which gets nice clean waves on lower tides and keeps the water close to shore flat; perfect for progression. On a high tide the water gets choppier inside the reef with a little more shorebreak to contend with, but if you tuck in by the sandbar then you can ride flat water for much of the day. The best spot for beginners is in front of the Kenyaways kite school which is nice and protected with a wide, open launch area and plenty of space. Advanced riders will love exploring the bay and seeking out…

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mauritius indian ocean

ON THE WATER Mauritius offers impeccable kitesurfing conditions for every type of rider, largely due to the combination of incredibly reliable wind, perfect flat water and of course world-class waves. The small volcanic island boasts more than 150 kilometres of white sandy beaches and is surrounded by coral reef, which not only forms protective lagoons, but also offers up some big rolling waves like the infamous ‘One Eye’ at Le Morne. Working clockwise from the north of the island, the main spots are Anse La Raie located in the northern tip, with Belle Mare just 45 minutes south down the east coast. Pointe d’Esny is the closest spot to the airport located in the south-east, with Bel Ombre and the most popular spot - Le Morne - in close proximity to each other…