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The Sherman Island Kiteboarding Experience

The Sherman Island Kiteboarding Experience

While many people have heard of the incredible summertime winds here at Sherman Island, fewer people know that the main kite launching site is far from ideal for kiteboarding. The main launch site is a relatively small grassy area within the park with a metal shade structure and parking area directly downwind of the launch.

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The Best Odyssey is now the Ocean Odyssey – Where to Next?

After a full circumnavigation over the last five years of 54,000 miles offshore; 50 countries; and a lifetime of memories for their guests and crew, the Best Odyssey, now the Ocean Odyssey, is getting ready to set sail once again exploring the Pacific.

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7th Annual La Ventana Classic, KiteXpo, and Paddle Royale January 15-22, 2012

7th Annual La Ventana Classic, KiteXpo, and Paddle Royale January 15-22, 2012

What began as a local competition to help out the local schools in the small Baja community of La Ventana and El Sargento has grown into one of the largest kiteboarding events attracting kiteboarders from all over North America and beyond.

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La Paz/La Ventana Like Never Before: Explore Isla Espiritu Santos, Isla San Francisco and Isla San Jose

Join Sandy and Donny Parker from www.Kitopia.biz in March to see a side of the Sea of Cortez that few experience when down in Baja. From March 12-17, 2012, up to 14 people only will meet in La Paz to board a 110' ship and head out for the next five days toward Isla San Jose. From there, the wind will dictate what the next days will hold.

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Going to La Ventana? DownWinderInn Now Has Two Free Trucks for Guests, $50 Recession Buster Deal and Free Daily Downwind Shuttle

DownWinderInn in La Ventana now offers guests free access to (2) trucks with secure beds for your gear

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Adriana Harlan: Report from Lobitos, Peru

Adriana Harlan: Report from Lobitos, Peru

This is my first update from Peru and so far it has lived up to everything people said it is. Chuck and I left Hawaii on October 4th and it took us over 35 hours to get from HNL to Lobitios, Peru. When we were in L.A.X we had a small world moment and ran into Felix Pevic who was on his way back to Hawaii from the Mauritius KSP event.

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Something from Nothing: The Baja Joe Interview

Something from Nothing: The Baja Joe Interview

Located in the middle of the most popular section of beach in La Ventana, Baja Joe’s resort has become an iconic place in the world of windsurfers and kiteboarders, but it was once just a piece of land covered with shrubs and cacti in an unknown Mexican village.

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Skunked but Stoked in the Land of Left Point Breaks

Skunked but Stoked in the Land of Left Point Breaks

I chose Peru for this holiday in October as my partner on the trip, Holt Alden, an aspiring kiter, was a surfer who is as stoked getting tubed now as he was 30 years ago as a teenager. I am goofy foot so the thought of experiencing the endless left point breaks that I have heard so much about had me excited to try out my recently conquered strapless board riding skills.

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Northern Colombia: Still Undiscovered

Northern Colombia: Still Undiscovered

After a quick two and a half hour flight, I was picked up and we headed to the coast. Wladamir is excitedly telling me how you can ride flat water on one side with perfect side-onshore conditions for freestyle or racing while the other side, a short five minute walk away, serves up perfect long peeling waves formed by sandbars with side-offshore winds.

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San Carlos South Swell Alert: July 9-16th

When SoloSports started their South Swell Alert program, most of their subscribers wanted the RHINO SIZE MACKERS, so they created a program to send an alert when it was BIG.

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What Took Me So Long? Why Every Kiter Needs to Experience Cape Hatteras

What Took Me So Long? Why Every Kiter Needs to Experience Cape Hatteras

You don’t have to be kiteboarding for very long to hear about the epic conditions that Cape Hatteras in North Carolina offers.

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Jeremie Tronet Launches New TV Series

Many of us have enjoyed the travel videos put out by Ocean Rodeo’s Jeremie Tronet and Linn Svendsen. Tronet has now put together all this footage together and more for his new series called “Ride Along”. Check out the trailer ...

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Rum Cay: The Best Kept Secret of the Bahamas

You can find kiteboarders all over the world. It seems like virtually every ridable place has been conquered and written about either online or in print. Our signature is on every continent and in almost every country on the planet. We have kited exotic places like Alaska, Korea, Cambodia, New Caledonia, and even Antarctica, so it’s hard to imagine that a location with warm water, steady wind, pristine beaches, and long consistent waves with a mix of reef breaks and soft sandy bottom barrels has so far been home to only a single kiteboarder.

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St. Martin: The Pearl of the Caribbean

St. Martin: The Pearl of the Caribbean

Just 186 miles from Puerto Rico, St. Martin is the smallest island in the world to have been partitioned between two nations, France and the Netherlands.

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Banana Hammocks and Caipirinhas: The Bay Area Kitesurf Crew Heads to Brazil

Banana Hammocks and Caipirinhas: The Bay Area Kitesurf Crew Heads to Brazil

On kite trips, sometimes you get lucky with wind and sometimes you don’t. From June to December, 98% of the days in northeastern Brazil have 15+ knot winds, so we knew from the start that no luck was necessary for “kite-‘till-it-hurt” riding every day of the trip.

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