Archive for the ‘Kitesurfing’ Category

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: Gokova Bay, Turkey

Kitespot Review: Gokova Bay, Turkey

A kite spot that is “Always Windy” is a kiters dream.  Sarah Craddy of Always Windy promotes her organized kitesurf holidays to such dream spots, one of which is Gokova Bay, Turkey. I spent ten days kiting in Gokova bay last September, and had strong, consistent wind 9 out of the 10 days I was there. […]

Bonifacio – my favorite Corsican city

Bonifacio – my favorite Corsican city

Teetering on the edge of magnificent limestone cliffs is the ancient and idyllic fortress town of Bonifacio. For all of the beautiful reasons seen below, Bonifacio is my favorite town on the French island of Corsica. Panorama view from the citadel when you climb up the “montée.” Looking out into the deep blue mediterranean sea! […]

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 […]

Paje Beach – Zanzibar

Paje Beach – Zanzibar

Photo of the week: Kitesurfers at Paje Beach in Zanzibar   To see more photos of Zanzibar CLICK HERE!

Naxos … I will be back!

Naxos … I will be back!

“There are doers and there are talkers. You guys are doers. You came, you did, and it was a great time … thanks so much for visiting mates! CHEERS!” said Dave as he raised his glass of Oyzo. With the clink of glass I understood what he meant. Talkers annoy me. Stop talking about it […]

Kitespot Review: La Palme Pond – Leucate, France

Kitespot Review: La Palme Pond – Leucate, France

In 2011 Honey Badger passed quickly through Leucate, France, during the great escape from Dakhla.  We were happy to find  a large flat water spot, a salt water lake, but sadly there was no wind on the day we were there. Two weeks again, I had the opportunity to return to the same spot and this […]

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