Most of us dream of our next kite adventure being to some untouched, far off destination with pristine waters and constant wind where you feel like the only people around for miles are you and your friends. A lot of exotic locations probably come to mind when you try to imagine this dream location, but I'm pretty sure Honduras isn't one of them. At least not yet.
Six years ago I had my first experience with Egypt when I decided that I wasn’t ready for a normal working life. After three years of intensive studying at university I was in desperate need of a change. I decided that becoming a kiteboarding instructor and taking a position teaching kiting in Egypt for the summer would give me the chance to both improve my riding and get a well-earned break.
This will be the first full service snowkite freeride event that provides its athletes with the most comfortable snowkiting experience in what many believe is best location in the world for snowkiting, Alaska!
Join BEST team riders Tyler Brown, Jacob Buzianis, and Jen Milton as they hit the tour stops of the North American Snowkite Tour last winter. Check out the epic conditions they had and hear about why they love to snowkite and get ready for the 2013 tour!
The first test for the chicken bikes came when we stopped at the Mexican consulate on our way out of town. As we pulled up a guard actually opened the razor wire gate for us thinking we were delivering food to employees. When we asked where we go for visas he simply asked, “No pollo?” and kicked us out.
Within an hour drive from my home are eight wave riding spots, two thermal wind spots that crank with clockwork reliability, and two long jetties that provide butter-flat riding conditions. In a normal year more than half of my kiteboarding sessions are in waves that range in height from waist to well overhead.
Join Liquid Force International team rider Jason Slezak at the inaugural Wave Accelerator Camp September 29th through October 6th 2012 at the world class Solo Sports Advernture Camp located on the point of Punta San Carlos, Baja, California Mexico.
Explore the islands of Isla Espiritu Santo, Partida, San Francisco, and San Jose by boat. These amazing Galapagos-type islands offer a brilliant environment for wildlife viewing, snorkeling, kayaking, hiking, and kiteboarding with winds blowing throughout the day.
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.
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.
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.