A mutual desire to seek out the world’s most remote and dynamic kitesurfing and surfing locations, while building awareness and inspiring solutions to the environmental crisis has culminated into a five year agreement between Cabrinha and Offshore Odysseys. The expedition is called the Cabrinha Quest.
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.
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.
Coming up in early January, you will be able to watch a new show centered around kiteboarding on the Discovery HD Theater Channel. Starring Andy Hurdman and Sean Reyngoudt, Catchin' Air goes to kiteboarding locations around the country.
Accessible only by boat, The Tobago Cays consists of five small uninhabited islands surrounded by the infamous Horseshoe Reef. Abundant with beautiful coral formations, tropical fish, and sea turtles, the area offers off-the-hook kiteboarding in crystal clear blue-green waters surrounded by white sandy beaches.
*13,000 Miles of Kitesurfing: 15 Countries over 145 Days in a VW Van
*From the Beginning: An interview with Wainman Hawaii's Franz Olry
*Instructional: Nuclear Grab, Unhooking in Waves, Hitting a Slider
This year, why not do things a little differently? Here in the US, we have easy access to some of the best snowkiting available on the planet. Why head halfway across the globe, when we have such a great resource right in our own backyard?
Head 20 minutes south from San Diego on I-5 and you will find yourself in a wildly different place. As soon as you cross under the large green, white, and red sign that reads “MEXICO,” make sure you line up in one of the “Nothing to Declare” lanes and hope for a green light.
EVENT REPORT 1/20/2010
*Girls' Clinic happened today, 20 kiteboarding girls took over Isla Cerralvo for the day
*Wind came back up today, back to kiting!
*SUP Island Crossing happening tomorrow, 1/21/2010