While many people consider a leisurely beach holiday in the sun, doing nothing more strenuous than turning the page of their novel, to be the pinnacle of perfect relaxation there are those who prefer to spend a holiday pushing themselves to the limit, expanding their comfort zone and indulging themselves in adrenaline-rush inducing activities. If you are one of these active adrenaline junkies you might want to try your hand at kite-surfing on your well-deserved holiday to Cyprus. The island has the perfect climate for water-based activities and kite-surfing blends water sports with flying for a superbly hair-raising adventure!
The Limassol area of Cyprus offers five excellent launching points for kite surfers, four arranged along one bay and the fifth just around the corner, so to speak. All of these beaches are within an easy half-hour drive from Limassol and Paphos and all have their own unique features and benefits for kite-surfers of differing skill levels. A great tip for those interested would be to speak with a reliable local company to arrange for a rented vehicle to make it easier to drive around the scenic countryside and explore the island’s many noteworthy sights and great attractions. You will find that you can easily access all of the island’s top kitesurfing destinations within a quick half-hour drive from your accommodation. Car hire in Cyprus is readily available year- round and you won’t encounter difficulties in finding a suitable vehicle.
The best kite-surfing spots for beginners are Paramali Beach and Lady’s Mile Beach as they are quiet and not overcrowded by swimmers. Avdimou offers flat water and relative quiet, perfect for beginners mastering the basics for the first time, or for more advanced kite surfers who want to try out, practice and master new tricks. Curium is the busiest beach, crowded with swimmers and sunbathers in summer and is probably best for more confident kite-surfers. Due to the use of the beach by swimmers and so on, it is very important to stay between the buoys that mark out the designated kitesurfing area. The last beach is the exotically named Ship Wreck Beach. This beach is ideal for all skill levels and can offer a perfect kite-surfing experience in a north-westerly breeze. There are some tricks to navigating around Ship Wreck Beach and it is best to learn the area from a local person, well-acquainted with all the possible snags and catches.
There are many reasons to give kite-surfing a go, and the beauty of this sport is that almost anyone can have a go if they want to, even girls will love this thrilling sport, as there is no restriction on age or sex. Trying a new sport can add excitement to a holiday and can also build fantastic memories that will last a lifetime. Experts say that enlarging your comfort zone by trying new things is an excellent way to boost self-esteem and confidence, and if you can have fun in the sun at the same time there is no downside!