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Three Iconic Spots for Kitesurfing

30 July 2013 | 5:01 pm

Tarifa, Maui and Ilocos Norte are three Iconic Spots for Kitesurfing.
Know a little bit more about them.

three Iconic Spots for Kitesurfing

Tarifa, Spain

Tarifa, Spain

Spain is a regular host of today’s major kitesurfing tournaments. See, the place is a usual stop of Professional Kite Riders Association (PKRA) with its abundance of strong winds and swells. The place’s famous Strait of Gibraltar creates the perfect wind tunnel, causing devotees of wind and water sports to book reservations every summer. Whether you fancy a little swim or you would like to test your skill against Spain’s best surfing experts, Tarifa may just be the perfect place for you.

Casual surfers may also want to travel to this side of Europe since this particular seascape is also a vacationer’s ideal spot for a holiday—enjoying the sun and the afternoon breeze, or playing a game of cards after an exhausting surf at the beach. With picturesque sceneries and a handful of competitive sportsmen, the place has even attracted major entertainment industries including ’s operator Bwin, which sponsored the {Kitesurf Pro Event in 2006}. Fans of Bwin’s online casino website can also enjoy the wonderful gaming halls in the vicinity. With lavish casinos such as Casino Malabata and Tarifeño, kitesurfers can satisfy their gaming urges after a long day of riding the waves and killing the swells. With the beach’s diversity, volleyball players, card pros, and several other fans of the beach sports have considered Tarifa their regular getaway.

Maui, Hawaii

Maui, HawaiiSay aloha to the world’s famous seascape—Maui, Hawaii. Popularized by the big screens with images of the Hula Dance, the colorful headpieces, and the friendly natives, Hawaii has often been considered as the most popular spot for a beach holiday. And with such settings, it shouldn’t be a big surprise that Maui takes a spot in the list of best kitesurfing spots to visit. The Kanaha beach in particular, is a surfer’s best friend for casual or competitive surfing. If you look at the history of the sport, you will find that this surfing haven played an influential role in the emergence of modern kiteboarding as an authentic form of competition. Today, this seaside escape is not only a place for tourists but also for avid competitors. In fact, even the mountaineers are at home with several possible hiking spots. With a rich set of flora and fauna and home to the volcanic mountain’s silverswords, you can have a lot of possible destinations to include in your itinerary.

Ilocos Norte, Philippines

susi mai philipinesConsidered as the Pearl of the Orient Sea, the Philippines is widely regarded for its abundance of picturesque seascapes and rich biodiversity. In fact, the country has often put its white-sand beaches as the center of its tourism. For competitive surfers, you may want to try Pagudpud (highly publicized as Asia’s Maui) and its Kingfisher Beach. This resort is often considered home of today’s most popular surfers with the beach’s consistent winds and swells. As a matter of fact, the place also hosted the annual Chicks Kite Camp where the famous kitesurfing legends like Susi Mai visited.

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