Beaches can become boring after a while, especially if they involve lying on the sand and sunbathing. Great beaches provide ample opportunity for people interested in exploring water-related activities, especially water sports. At White Villas, we encourage visitors to try kiteboarding. This activity has become very popular in recent years, as it is both thrilling and new. Fortunately, you needn’t spend too much time learning it, especially if you have a good teacher.
What is kiteboarding?
Kiteboarding is a thrilling amalgamation of different sports like windsurfing, paragliding, surfing, snowboarding, wakeboarding, skateboarding, etc. Surfers use the wind’s power for surfing the waves. This power is harnessed through a kite. If you know any of these activities, kiteboarding is easier and will only require a few hours of practice. Even if you don’t have any experience with these related sports, kiteboarding basics are quite easy to master in a few hours.
Where should you learn kiteboarding?
This sport depends heavily on seasons and wind conditions, which is why it’s a good idea to visit areas well-known for kiteboarding for learning it. Here are some areas that are especially suitable for enthusiasts like:
- Long Bay – This is considered the best spot for kiteboarding in Turks and Caicos. It’s a short walk away from Grace Bay, a known tourist attraction. It’s not as crowded, so makes for a good spot for beginners just learning their ropes. With soft sandy beaches and warm, waist-deep water by the shore, Long Bay offers a safe space for you to try without sustaining any injuries. Side-on winds reach around 15-25 knots, which makes them perfect for learning freestyle.
- Grace Bay – Long Bay is perfect for beginners while Grace Bay is a step up, perfect for experienced kiteboarders who want a little adventure. Long Bay might be too tame, but Grace Bay provides a great challenge. This Bay has deeper water, stronger winds, and a crescent-shaped beach with several launch spots. Choppy waters provide a good opportunity for chop hopping. The North Shore Reef make it more challenging, so if you’re looking for something more interesting, Grace Bay is a good option.
- Northwest Point – This is a scheduled, little-known beach that provides a haven for the most experienced kiteboaders. Strong winds, sandbars in water, small waves, and lack of people make it a great spot for experienced individuals.
- Chalk Sound – This location is a bit challenging to launch off of; but the natural beauty of it is definitely worth the effort. Turquoise waters, white sandy beaches, perfectly preserved habitat makes this a great places to kiteboard. Your view from the sky is stunning and will linger in mind for decades to come.
Turks and Caicos offer a great combination of kiteboarding opportunities, clean beaches, crystal clear sea, as well as diving opportunities. It’s the perfect location for a stress-free, yet adventurous break from everyday life.
Learning this new skill doesn’t take much time so you won’t be spending the entire vacation on it. This is like learning to ride a bicycle so once you understand all basics, the skill remains with you for a lifetime. Good instructors at Turks and Caicos will make sure students understand all safety processes, know about taking care of their gear, or handling emergency situations.
At White Villas, we provide a three-hour private course in collaboration with Kite Provo, which is one of the best kiteboarding institutions. If you want to know more about kiteboarding or Turks and Caicos, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at White Villas. You can contact us through our online form or call us.