Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Extreme Kite Surfing

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Extreme Kite Surfing Biography
Welcome to H2O Extreme Diani Beach! Bringing wind sports in Kenya to a whole new level! H2O Extreme Diani Beach is the first professional kite school in Kenya offering kite surfing, windsurfing and Stand Up Paddle Surfing since 2003
We are an International Kiteboarding Organization (IKO) Center with 3 locations along the unspoiled coast of Diani Beach, Kenya. Probably the best location in the world for kite surfing.

The kitesurf center caters for your whole family providing you with our main sport of Kitesurfing as well as Windsurfing, SUP, sea kayaks, and body boards.  From beginner to pro we will cater for your needs offering kitesurf courses and kite lessons for all levels and kite surf equipment rentals for all the activities. The team of pro riders offer kite surf expert clinics, kitesurfing safari Downwinders, and kitesurf Adventure trips to secret spots on request.

Come and Fly with us – we will give you the unforgettable wild African experience.Windguru is available in two versions: "Windguru" (free access) and "Windguru PRO" (paid access). Most forecasts and information on this server are available for free but some require the "PRO" fee. Any registered user can activate Windguru PRO subscription in his user settings.

In the past this website was absolutelly free so why this change? Running this web is not free. The MM5/WRF model data, hardware, internet connection and site developement cost money. Small subscription fees can help to fund the site, keep it online and make it better and better. The differences between free Windguru and Windguru PRO version are:The original H2O Extreme kitesurf centre on Diani Beach, the first IKO certified center in Kenya.  This base caters for all kite surfers and wind surfers. The conditions are dependent on the tides. We conduct courses in kite surfing as well as windsurfing from this base, from beginner levels to advanced levels.  Next to that we have a vast amount of leisure possibilities, such as pedal boats and body boards, Hobie Cat sailing and SUP.  It is perfect for all the family. Bar and restaurant, toilet and changing facilities available.
    
 Kenyaways Kite Village - *accommodation starting at 30 euro per person B&B*
Opened in 2008, this is our most popular center located on Galu Beach the best location in Kenya for kitesurfing, which also caters for Diani’s first and only professional kite village. Kite surfing Conditions are favorable all tides and all year round. A very friendly atmosphere this is the perfect place to hang out for an apres-kite with nice people and kitesurf.  This base specializes in kitesurf courses, from beginner levels to advanced levels as it is a very safe environment to learn and progress.  Relax ashore after a lesson and talk to like minded kiters.  Rentals are possible in kitesurfing, body boards and surfboards. Bar and restaurant, toilet facilities available.
Forty Thieves Beach Bar - no accommodation available.

Forty Thieves Beach Bar LogoRecently opened on Diani Beach this is the place to take a break from kiting and have a drink at the bar (or the other way around!)  Located at Diani’s most trendy beach bar, this is the place to hang out during the day and enjoy the mixture of cocktails, good music and water-sports.  After party guaranteed…Meals and drinks, toilet and changing facilities available.Hold your next private function at Forty Thieves. We can organize your wedding, birthday party or co-operate function.

Kick off your shoes on a pristine beach. Sip some wine, gaze over the ocean and indulged in an abundance! Relax and savour the sensation of waves lapping your toes.

As the only beach bar venue, Forty Thieves provides everything you need for a beach wedding ceremony right on the powdery white Diani sand. So that you can exchange vows just steps from the shore. Afterwards, your photographer captures shots of the two of you walking off down a glorious beach, while friends and family begin the party.

This is an experience – in an unusual and informal Forties way.Relax and savour the sensation of waves lapping your toes while having a refreshing cocktail, listen to live music, play bar games, watch water sports and have a delicious lunch with your friends and family... Disco every night under the stars. Welcome to the Forty Thieves Beach Bar & Bistro!Wind, Beach Excitement if you like all three in one then you got to try Kite Surfing.

A unique blend of Surfing and Waterskiing that’s Kite Surfing. Invented by the French it requires plenty of water and strong winds to create the basic ingredients for an experience of a lifetime, add a beach and a great dollop of sunshine then you have all the ingredients to make a thrilling experience for the extreme sports seeker.

Kitesurfing or kiteboarding is an adventure surface water sport that has been described as combining wakeboarding, windsurfing, surfing, paragliding, and gymnastics all rolled into one extreme sureface water kickass sport.

Kitesurfing basicially uses the power of the wind to propel you across the water on a small surfboard. Kitesurfing has a number of styles, including, freestyle, freeride, downwinders, speed, course racing, wakestyle, jumping, and wave riding which about kitesurfing big waves using a directional board similar to a surfboard.

The first weekend of the RYA Olympic Classes National Ranker, held at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy on the 22nd and 23rd of September saw the British Kitesurfing Association, BKSA. The racing got underway in a steady 12-14 knots with great sunshine on Saturday with all of the classes.

So if you’re interested in experiencing the thrills of Kite Surfing - "How do I get started?"

You can learn by yourself, and many have.  You can probably to learn how to do most things but to be fair you really ought to take some lessons and learn how to get the best out of a kite you’ve just bought.

You may be excited about the idea of taking your kite across the water and let nauture take its course, what you haven't realised is that you're going to be attached to a board that just take you by surprise and combined with the power of those gusts of winds and sweel of the water could well be a tad more powerful than you can handle. Without any skills and previous training you’re going to soon be in trouble or injure yourself.

It's not that kitesurfing is ultra dangerous, when your strapped to surfboard and skating on water with a sail its all unfamilliar territory and in the hands of inexperienced people that’s when accidents occur.

The same could be said for taking an Aston Martin without a driving licence and going out for a drive in the rain and windy conditions?  Same for kitesurfing. Kiting, like driving a fast and powerfull car, can be dangerous if you don't respect it and don’t understand the forces at work they combination of wind and water its essential you gain the basic skills and take a gradual introduction to the sport to make it reasonably safe and thrilling. The advantage of getting lessons is that they can gradually introduce you to the power of a kite. 

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1 comment:

  1. Useful information like this one must be kept and maintained so I will put this one on my bookmark list! Thanks for this wonderful post and hoping to post more of this!

    Fish Surfboard & Free Surf Poster

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