Why Every Kitesurfer Needs to go on a Kitesurf Cruise
Every kiteboarder dreams of having an exclusive spot to themselves, where the only other kites in the sky belong to their friends. One of the only ways to get this experience is by embarking on a kite cruise where you’ll live, eat, and sleep on the water. Your boat will take you to remote islands and the best kite spots — where you won’t be inhibited by schlepping around gear or figuring out how to get to-and-from different destinations. Kite cruises are one of the best ways to combine discovery, style, and comfort in one experience.
If you’re wondering what your next kitesurf vacation should be, here are five reasons why you should consider a kite cruise.
Kite cruises often find the best kite spots
At a land-based kite camp, you’re at the mercy of the local conditions. If it gets too crowded or the wind isn’t blowing, it’s often a challenge to move to another spot. On a kite cruise, you can follow the wind and try a variety of kitesurf spots around the region. Many of these spots are remote, and only accessible by boat. This means you’re likely to have the kitesurf spot all to yourself. If you arrive to a spot and the conditions aren’t ideal, you can easily venture elsewhere.
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There’s a kite cruise for every type of kitesurfer
No matter if you’re an experienced kiteboarder or just learning how to body drag, kite cruises can often cater to all types of abilities. Families and groups of friends can charter a kite cruise to themselves to spend quality time together or solo travelers can reserve a space just for one in a cabin. Some kite cruises accommodate a handful of people while others welcome up to 30+ kitesurfers — acting as a hotel on water.
Kite cruises tend to be very flexible, sailing to a flatwater spot one day to cater to freestyle riders and beginners and to a spot with heavy waves the next. Many kite cruises offer affordable kitesurfing lessons and coaching packages, making it a fun experience for novice kiteboarders and those looking to advance their technique alike.
Kite cruises are typically very safe
We’ve all heard or read horror stories of kitesurfers who’ve been dragged out to sea thanks to changing winds, a popped bladder, broken lines, or a lack of skills. Many kite cruises come with a rescue service, where kitesurfers will be picked up or assisted if they run into trouble while kiteboarding.
A kite cruise vacation explores kite spots only accessible by boat.
Kite cruises can suit any budget
Most kiteboarders don’t even consider a kite cruise because they assume that it’s guaranteed to be way out of their price range. While there are plenty of luxury kite cruise experiences like privately chartered catamarans, there are also kite cruises that are affordable for kiteboarders on a tight budget.
For example, in Egypt and the Baltic Sea, you can board an all-inclusive kite cruise for under 600€ to 1000€ per week. Even smaller, private charters sometimes offer kite cruises for around 600€ to 1200€ per week — especially in destinations like Egypt, Canary Islands, Greece, Croatia, and Southeast Asia. When you account for food, transportation, and accommodation, many kite cruises are competitive price-wise with land-based kite holidays.
Kite cruises are the perfect blend of relaxation and adventure
Once you board a kite cruise, all worries are left on land. Kite cruises are typically all-inclusive, where your food, drinks, and accommodation will all be accounted for. Your main decisions might revolve around choosing which size kite to launch, or if you should have a beer now… or later. Since the logistics of food, transportation, gear storage, and where to stay are accounted for, it’s easy to unwind while the wind is down and kitesurf while the wind is up.
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