Kitesurfing began in the mid-90s but really developed after 2000, as the kite industry in general. In Greece for the past 5-6 years there is a great interest in the sport as the country is really ideal for this due to a good temperature, amazing beaches and of course great winds!
Kitesurfing is one of the most exciting watersports. Taking the best aspects of Surfing, Windsurfing and Wakeboarding and putting it into an adrenaline-packed sport where you can ride big waves, jump really high, do low technical spins or just cruise!
How easy is it to learn to kitesurf? If you have prior experience in kite-flying, windsurfing or similar sports, then the learning curve will be of course shorter, but anyone can learn provided that they have the patience and willingness to learn – which is essential! Being comfortable in the water will certainly help and with good guidance, the learning curve is accelerated. Without good guidance or not at all, kitesurfing can be quite dangerous and time-consuming.
And for more advanced? We all love to get out there and land a new trick. When we land a new trick our muscles remember the positions that we put our self in. You need to spend as much time on the water as possible. If you are only riding 10-20 times a year your progression in kitesurfing will be limited and you might just learn the same tricks over and over again. You need to have at least 40 or more two-hour sessions a year for your progression to show.
Kite Advisor is a team of people that their mission is to bring you the best deals for kitesurfing holidays. So, if you are a beginner or an advanced kitesurfer, they will advise you and organise everything for you. One of the most beautiful places for kitesurfing is Elafonissos, an amazing island with stunning beaches. The kite station is located on the beach of Kalogeras(pool spot) inside the sports facilities of the Municipality at the end of the village of Elafonissos. it’s the ideal spot for the famous “Meltemi” wind during the summer months with very easy and quick access from the village. The spot is shallow and sandy with blue and turqouiz colour!
For more information, click on Kiteadvisor website, an excellent complete guide about kitesurfing or simply ask us!