Apr 30 2009
You can learn to wind-kite and wind surf down at Calis Beach where the winds are very favorable all afternoon.
It’s simply fantastic sport and most people can learn to do it any age – well anyone above about 10 years old I guess. You hire wind surf boards, kites and surf boards as well as wetsuits and dry suits.
As you can see they have plenty of equipment available.
This is a new friend I made while I was down at the beach. He has been kiting for only about 12 hours (altogether) and decided to buy himself a kite. These cost about 1200 euro and last about 5 years but second hand ones can also be picked up at a lot less.
He hes washing his kite with tap water to get all the salt off. This helps to keep the kite in good condition.
It also ensures that you regularly look and check all the cords.
He told me that although the sport looks quite scary it is in fact pretty safe because you can always pall a cord and deflate the kite if it starts going too fast.
Nice to know
And now for some action shots
Now look at this – I think it is one of the instructors – Taner Aykurt or possibly his brother Yener Aykurt. Both of them are international “stars” at this sport and it is amazing to watch them!
He only needs one hand ! – Fantastic !!!
The club has a great atmosphere and with a cafe attached – offers a really great day out for the whole family. I will get some photos of that area when I go next time.