With experience and a friend, it’s fun to explore new kiteboarding spots. It doesn’t matter what you ride, whether it’s with a twintip board, foil board or whatever brand you prefer, kiteboarding provides freedom. If you know what to look for, you can find some pretty cool places right in your backyard.
Know The Rules
Some places are off limits due to environmental reasons so make sure you’re able to ride in a certain place before going there. You don’t want to jeopardize riding rights in other places by breaking the rules in one place. If you don’t know what the rules are then ask the local kiteboarding shops or local riders.
Revert back to one of the first things you learn during your lessons, you want a side shore or side-on shore wind. If anything happens, you want to make sure you can get blown back to land. There are some places where an offshore wind is favorable, but you want to be sure you know what you’re doing and have a friend with you.
Using the satellite function on Google Maps is a great tool for finding some new spots. It’s easy to spot where there’s flat water, deep water and channels. There’s a distance tool where you can measure the distance from one spot to another. Google Maps provides you with a preview of what a location can be like.
Get Out and Explore