Posts Tagged ‘kiteboarding’

Red Bull Lighthouse to Leighton Race 2017

Red Bull Lighthouse to Leighton Race 2017

I competed in my first long distance kiteboarding race! The 19km race began on Rottnest Island and ended in Leighton, Perth, Western Australia. The race was fun but extremely challenging as the winds were light (10-15kts) and the largest kite I had with me was a 10 meter. It was a slow go for me […]

Squamish, so beautiful so cold!

Squamish, so beautiful so cold!

Squamish … the town name means “mother of wind” for the thermal wind that blows consistently through the valley. The Spit is where hundreds of kiters launch and enter the water where the river pours into the Howe Sound. Squamish is perhaps the most idyllic kite spots I have experienced, with gorgeous mountain and waterfall […]

Sensi & Colleen’s Kite Girl Camp – El Cuyo, Mexico

Sensi & Colleen’s Kite Girl Camp – El Cuyo, Mexico

Last March I had the pleasure of attending a kite clinic in the Yucatan organized by pro riders Sensi Graves and Colleen Carroll. I feel so lucky to have spent a week in the Yucatan riding with a group of talented and inspiring kite girls from all over the world! Bikini’s featured in the pic […]

250k Kitecamp Bamboo Private Island

250k Kitecamp Bamboo Private Island

I peered over the banca and watched the bamboo poles slice through the turquoise blue water. I had never seen boats like this in my previous journeys through Southeast Asia, these unique outriggers are native to the Philippines. Constructed with boom expansions attached to hollow bamboo poles for extra stability as they motor through choppy water. I was […]

Kite Babes in Palawan

Kite Babes in Palawan

Missing the wind and desiring a tropical paradise where we could kite in bikinis, five kite babes fled California winter to explore the gorgeous Palawan islands in the Philippines. I packed my new bikinis I bought from a small boutique I stumbled upon in the Mission District in San Francisco. How was it possible that there was […]

Hawaii … where have you been all my life?

Hawaii … where have you been all my life?

Hawaii … so close to my home in San Francisco that I chose to visit far flung lands instead, knowing I could easily pop over to the islands any time I wanted. I finally dug my toes into the sandy warm shores of Maui over a year ago, and I finally am updating my blog […]

Maui Clouds

Maui Clouds

Experience new riding freedom on a Cloud kite, created by Boardriding Maui. “I developed the Cloud to perform radically different from all other kites. It is only for riders with a passionately different definition of their riding.” – Greg Drexler

Kitespot Review: Alvor, Portugal

Kitespot Review: Alvor, Portugal

Some my best travel experiences have come from visiting friends I have met on the road back in their home countries. While living in Switzerland in 2014 I became close to a Portuguese couple who lived next door to me. A year later they flew home to visit their family and friends in Lisbon and […]

Kite Spot Review: Caye Caulker, Belize

Kite Spot Review: Caye Caulker, Belize

The sun was dipping into the Caribbean Sea as the speedboat docked upon the palm laden island. I was greeted by a strong breeze, affirming my decision to come to Belize for a solo kite holiday. After dropping off my bags at a hostel, I wandered down the beach, reveling in the freedom to explore […]

Kitespot Review: Sakalava Bay – Kiteboarding in Madagascar

Kitespot Review: Sakalava Bay – Kiteboarding in Madagascar

The Varatraza blew fiercely across Sakalava Bay. I dug my toes into the white sandy beach, watching Tom kite between the stone islands. He was clearly overpowered on his 6 meter kite, the wind gusting from 35-40 knots. I had attempted to go out earlier, but the strong wind proved too powerful for little ole […]

A gem of a kitespot … Emerald Sea, Madagascar

A gem of a kitespot … Emerald Sea, Madagascar

Photo of the week: Kitesurfing in the gorgeous clear waters of the Emerald Sea (Mer d’Emeraude) in Madagascar. Located in the far north of the island near Diego Suarez, the Emerald Sea is a gem of a kite spot! To see more photos from kitesurfing in northern Madagacar CLICK HERE!

Kitespot Review: Paje Beach, Zanzibar

Kitespot Review: Paje Beach, Zanzibar

Having summited Kilimanjaro and having lived in a tent for two weeks in Tanzania, I was ready for a change of pace and a change of accommodation. I flew to Zanzibar, a.k.a. The Spice Islands, an archipelago paradise 25 miles from the Tanzanian coast, in search of wind and hammocks. I found both on the southeast coast on Paje […]