5 Top Kitesurfing Destinations You Must Experience | inMotion Kitesurfing

5 Top Kitesurfing Destinations You Must Experience | inMotion Kitesurfing

Maui, Hawaii

Ho'okipa Maui Hawaii Kitesurfing

There’s no doubt about it–Maui, Hawaii is truly a tropical paradise, but it’s also one of the most incredible kitesurfing spots in the world. Maui has steady trade winds year-round, but you’ll find that the strongest winds are in the spring and summer; and for those who are seeking out monstrous waves, winter is definitely the time to go. Maui offers a lot of space to kitesurf, as surfers, snorkelers and those simply looking to spend the day lounging often flock to different beaches that are better-suited to their needs. The island is warm throughout the year and it’s perfect for both beginners and those with a more advanced skill-set. Plus when you’re not concentrating on the surf, you can enjoy the lush greenery, tropical flowers, incredible sunsets and laidback Maui vibe.

Whether you’ve been kitesurfing for many years or you’re a relatively recent devotee, these 5 destinations offer some of the best kitesurfing in the world.

Source: www.inmotionkitesurfing.com/2014/5-top-kitesurfing-destinations

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Kite Beaches USA

United States KITE SPOTS

  1. Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin
  2. Cape Cod, Massachusetts
  3. Ocean City, New Jersey
  4. Kite Point, Cape Hatteras, North Carolina
  5. The South Side, Cape Hatteras, North Carolina
  6. Salvo Day Use Area, Cape Hatteras, North Carolina
  7. The Slick, Cape Hatteras, North Carolina
  8. Rodanthe, Cape Hatteras, North Carolina
  9. Chesapeake Bay, Virginia
  10. Cocoa Beach, Florida
  11. Columbia River, Northwestern USA
  12. Coronado, California
  13. Corpus Christi, Texas, Gulf of Mexico
  14. Dewey Beach, Delaware
  15. East Tawas, Michigan
  16. Lake Hefner, Oklahoma
  17. Grand Haven, Michigan
  18. Hood River, Oregon
  19. The sandbar, Hood River, Oregon
  20. The Spit, Hood River, Oregon
  21. The Marina, Hood River, Oregon
  22. Sauvie Island (Reeder Beach), Oregon
  23. Jones Beach, Oregon
  24. Sunset Beach, Oregon
  25. Lake Isabella, California
  26. Oregon Coast:
  27. Ft Stevens
  28. Cannon Beach
  29. Manzanita
  30. Nehalem Bay
  31. Lincoln City
  32. Newport
  33. Cape Blanco
  34. Whiskey Run Beach
  35. Florence
  36. Floras Lake
  37. Sebastien Pt
  38. Pistol River
  39. Islamorada, Whale Harbor, Florida
  40. Jekyll Island, Georgia
  41. Jupiter, Florida
  42. Key Biscayne, Florida
  43. Long Beach, California
  44. Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii
  45. Mokuleia Beach, Hawaii
  46. Kite Beach, Maui, Hawaii
  47. Kanaha Beach, Maui
  48. Lanes, Maui
  49. Miami, Florida
  50. Mille Lacs Lake, Minnesota
  51. Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  52. Muskegon, Michigan
  53. New Smyrna Beach, Florida
  54. Pacific Beach, California
  55. San Francisco Bay Area, California
  56. Crowne Beach, Alameda
  57. Crissy Field, San Francisco
  58. Ocean Beach, San Francisco
  59. 3rd Avenue, San Francisco
  60. Sherman Island, California
  61. Ocean Beach, San Francisco
  62. Pismo Beach, California
  63. Santa Cruz, California
  64. Seattle, Washington
  65. Texas City Levee, Texas
  66. Texas City Dike, Texas
  67. Turnagain Arm, Alaska
  68. South Padre Island, Texas
  69. Traverse City, Michigan
  70. Ventura County, California
  71. Washoe Lake, Nevada

 

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Kiteboarding Road Rules

Kiteboarding Road Rules

KITEBOARDING ROW RULES
In crowded conditions the possibility to collide with other kiters exists.
It is important to know how to react and behave in order to avoid accidents.
The following are the most common right of way rules for kiteboarders.

Avoid collisions at all costs: Remember to follow the rules but not to the point of having a collision, even if you have right of way, you must act prudently to avoid an accident. Some sailors don’t know the rules. This is part of the “prudential rule”.

Kite Club Maui, Kite road rules page, safe kiting rules, row rules, wavesailing rules, Maui’s original Kite Beach Club. kiteboarding information, lessons, gear, education, activities, School, kitesurfing lessons & surfing camps, best kiteboard school, fun family activities on Maui, Instruction by Maui Sports Unlimited.

Source: www.kiteclubmaui.com/kiteclub_road_rules.htm

Racing Rules of Sailing | Kiteboard racing rules

Racing Rules of Sailing | Kiteboard racing rules

Kiteboard course races shall be sailed under The Racing Rules of Sailing as changed by this appendix. The term ‘boat’ elsewhere in the racing rules means ‘kiteboard’ or ‘boat’ as appropriate.

Note: Rules for other kiteboard racing formats (such as Short Track, Kitecross, Slalom, Boarder X) or other kiteboard competitions (such as Freestyle, Wave, Big Air, Speed) are not included in this appendix. Links to current versions of these rules can be found on the World Sailing website.

The unofficial site for the 2017 – 2020 Racing Rules of Sailing which links definitions, cases, calls, and provides tools for sailors and race officials for a better understanding of how the rules are applied.

Source: www.racingrulesofsailing.org/rules?part_id=19

Bay Area Kiteboarding • Portal

Bay Area Kiteboarding • Portal

Welcome to Bay Area Kiteboarding
Kiteboarding News, Safety and Access Information, Classifieds & Reviews serving the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. All information on San Francisco Bay Area Kiteboarding Locations, Local Wind Resources, How-To”s, Tips & Tricks, Travel Info, Reviews and Discussion can be found by visiting the Forums. Buying or selling gear? Check the Classifieds.

Source: www.bayareakiteboarding.com/forum/