A guide for beginners to playing kitesurfing (Part 1)

I have been kite surfing since 2009. Before that, this sport had established itself and innovation began on the plateau. The wild years of testing shapes, sizes and materials have passed and it has become a very safe and fairly standard sport to practice.

Now, ten years later, equipment has improved further, new styles and genres have emerged, kite surfing facilities have grown in both quality and quantity and while some brands have evolved. lost, many new products have appeared on the market.

Even so, kite surfing is still an appropriate sport and general awareness is poor. So for everyone new to sports and curious to learn more, here are some common questions about kitesurfing.

How does it look like to kite surfing?

Everyone has their own perception about flying on water provided by a kite. Depending on the style you practice, it can be anything, from relaxation and meditation to invigorating and enjoyable.

It is fun, and for many it is addictive. It is like tapping something that feels alive. Your kite comes alive, and you control it. Close to the elements and control resulting in a sense of freedom, most of us can’t get enough.

Is kite surfing dangerous?

Kite boarding in calm and predictable conditions is not very difficult, and can be considered safe. It is the unpredictability of the weather, together with poor judgment that can turn it into a deadly activity with a disastrous outcome. So yes, it’s dangerous if you play outside your comfort zone. You can make it a lot safer by applying some common precautions:

Don’t try kite surfing without the previous lesson. Safety is a big part of an introductory course.

Do not ride a new vehicle without first checking the safety system.

Do not ride with a leash. The chain works like a bungee and your board can hit your head (learn how to pull the body instead).

Practice saving yourself in calm conditions so you know what to do if you have to do it truly.

Learn international rules to avoid collisions on water

Most accidents occur on land. Be extra careful when launching and landing your kite.

Check wind and weather forecasts and don’t go out in conditions you can’t handle.

Never go out alone.                        

Top surfing spots in Bali

Bali is known as the “Island of the Gods”, it is one of the most wonderful islands in Southeast Asia. The island is relatively small but always vibrant by water sports, especially surfing is very popular. So where is it suitable for beginners to practice surfing and where will be suitable for professional surfers? Here Phuotvivu would like to suggest the best surfing spots in Bali for your reference.

Padang Padang

Padang Padang is a small beach located in southern Bali, Bukit. The beach is suitable for both novice surfers and professional surfers. For beginners, they will surf the waves from 1 to 2 meters high. This beach is known by many people to be more crowded than other beaches.

The best time to surf here is from May to October. In addition, in Padang Padang regularly takes place Rip Curl surfing contest held in July every year. Surely there will be many professional surfing repertoire waiting for you to see it!

Uluwatu

Uluwatu is one of the most famous places in Bali, as this is the second most important island in Bali. This place is often sought after by professional surfers, as the waves in the dry season can be over 4 meters high.

Next to a temple is a village with lots of bars, including the popular form of bar Single Fin. From the location of the cafe, you can see the artistic image of the professional surfer and especially the Uluwatu sunset which is something very different, it is incredibly attractive and magical.

Balangan Sea

After twenty minutes of walking through rugged winding roads and occasionally encumbered by animals, you will reach Balangan Beach. Contrary to Uluwatu and Padang Padang, Balangan is a very suitable beach for surfing and swimming in one day.

The average wave here is about 3.5 meters, this is a good place for average players. The great thing about Balangan is that you can chat with a lot of locals here along with small eateries lined up along the coast. Here you can buy a full share of satay fried rice for less than two dollars. Just enjoying the food while watching the sunset is great when coming to Balangan.

Top surfing spots in Asia Pacific

Some islands in Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, New Zealand, Australia, etc. will bring tourists many adventure sports activities, including surfing.

Surfers Paradise, Australia

Located in Gold Coast, Queenland, eastern Australia, Surfers Paradise is a surfing destination for surfers. Having fun at the Dream and Movie World theme park or enjoying the luxury of luxurious hotels, etc. are some activities not to be missed when coming here.

Noosa Heads, Australia

Unlike Surfers Paradise, Noosa Heads also has a wild beauty and is one of the quite quiet beaches. This is the ideal place for you to relax on the blue beach or perform the surfing screen. In the evening, you can roam the streets of Hasting to shop and enjoy Australian delicacies.

Cottesloe, Australia

 Located in the western suburbs of Perth, Cottesloe is one of the most popular beaches in Western Australia. It has a golden sand beach stretching over a kilometer from the Mudurup mountain range to the south of Swanbourne, suitable for travelers to explore, swim, snorkel, surf, etc.

Tauranga, New Zealand

Located in the Plenty Bay area, east of New Zealand, Tauranga is a well-known small city with beautiful beaches and warm year-round climate, suitable for any tourist coming here. to surf.

Dunedin, New Zealand

Dunedin is also an ideal destination to join the surfing sport. It is also famous for New Zealand’s first university – Otago.

Quezon, Philippines

Real Town, Quezon Province, Luzon Island in the Philippines is a destination for travelers who like surfing on weekends. Alternatively, take a walk around the beautiful waterfalls nearby or enjoy some local specialties.

Siargao Island, Philippines

If you like adventure and challenges, Siargao Island will be the perfect choice. With its beautiful beaches and clear blue water, Siargao Island is considered the cradle of the development of surfing and swimming in the Philippines.

Bali, Indonesia

In addition to luxurious resorts, fresh cuisine, friendly people, Bali is also known as the island of gods. The ideal surfing spot for travelers is Kuta Beach. This is one of the most popular surfing spots in the city with a variety of beach sports activities.

Windsurfing: Playing with the ocean waves

You want to ride the wind, ride the waves, have fun with the sun and sea to forget the hot, hot feeling of summer? Shop for your windsurf kit and go right to the beach, or if you’re not “brave enough” to try this sport then I believe, just stand on the shore and send your mind in. sails that are tumbling away far enough are enough to thank you for the summer for bringing this wonderful gift.

An extremely attractive sport on the waves for only the brave enough and a good health. You will find it great to surf on this windsurfing in the summer.

What do you know about windsurfing?

Like kite surfing, windsurfing is one of the sports that follows foreign tourists who come to Vietnam. When the summer hits the lane, the beaches are full of colors of sails. The heavier the sun, the deeper the sea, the more blue the water, the bigger the sea waves, the stronger the wind blows, the more visitors will come to windsurf.

The sport is indispensable in the summer

Windsurfing lovers are definitely not the type of person who loves silence and peace. For them, the bigger the wave, the bigger the wind, the more aggressive the “blood battle”. Coming to this sport means you are looking for ways to discover your own inner strength.

Every year, in the world, there are PWA windsurfing events in the summer. This is one of the four most important international tournaments, belonging to the Grand Slam system of windsurfing organized by the Association of Professional Windsurfing PWA.

Are you brave enough?

To become a professional athlete in this sport, you need to master the following 3 art criteria.                    

Diversity: Demonstrating diversity and creativity, adventure, flexibility and tactics to overcome aggressive waves.

Style: A style of professional competition such as attitude, spirit, improvisation, creating beautiful “dances” that cross waves.

Technical Skill: This is a skill to perform movements with wind and waves, jump over sail parallel to the water surface, jump in the air in a funnel shape, jump juggling upside down 2 rounds, switch plank position, slide to rotate 180 degrees – 360 degrees – 540 degrees depending on the wind or light and strong winds or jumping somersault.

Legendary life of Hawaii surfing athlete – Duke Kahanamoku (part 2)

Duke Kahanamoku was born in Honolulu. His father was a policeman. His mother was a pious woman and deeply aware of ancestry and family. He has 5 brothers and 3 sisters. Duke grew up with siblings and 31 cousins. Duke attended Waikiki Grammar, Kaahumanu and Kamehameha schools, but did not graduate because he had to drop out of school to help his family in difficult times.

The champion of swim and surf

Growing up on the outskirts of Waikiki, Kahanamoku lived the childhood years on the beach. The boy loves surfing and swimming. During his youth, Kahanamoku preferred traditional surfing. He has a surfboard made of wood (a precious wood), 16 feet long (4.9 m) and weighs 114 pounds (52 kg). Later, sometimes he used smaller surfboards but all made of wood.

On August 11, 1911, Kahanamoku set a record of 55.4 seconds of surfing 100 yards (91 m), surpassing the world record at 4.6 seconds, during a Honolulu port competition. He also broke the record at 220 yd (200 m).

Joining the US Olympic swimming team at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm (Sweden), Duke Kahanamoku won a 100-meter freestyle gold medal, and a silver medal team with content. 200 meters of free relay.

At the 1920 Olympics held in Antwerp (Belgium), he won a gold medal both 100 meters freestyle swimming and relaying swimming.

At the 1924 Olympics held in Paris, he won the 100 meter silver medal and his younger brother Samuel Kahanamoku won the Bronze Medal. At 34, this is Kahanamoku’s final Olympic medal.

The surfboard Kahanamoku made from pine is still staying at the Freshwater Beach surfing club. A statue of Kahanamoku is located at the northern tip of Freshwater Beach in New South Wales. He also made surfing popular in the United States for the first time in 1912 starting in Southern California.

During their stay in Southern California, Kahanamoku has participated in several films. In this way, he connected with people who could continue to promote surfing.

Legendary life of Hawaii surfing athlete – Duke Kahanamoku (part 1)

The champion of swimming, surfing, actors, police chiefs, etc. named Duke Kahanamoku, who is excellent in all fields, is the pride of Hawaii island.

Saving people with a surfboard

On June 14, 1925, in the waters of Newport Beach, California, a shipwreck accident killed 17 fishermen on a ship carrying 29 people. 12 people are lucky to be saved. In particular, separate Duke Kahanamoku has saved 8 fishermen. By using skis, Duke Kahanamoku (originally a surfer athlete) moving very quickly from shore to rescue should salvage many people. At the same time, two other surfers saved 4 fishermen.

Sheriff Newport called Duke’s effort “the most sublime surf rescue in the world”. Since then, many American lifeguards began using surfboards when doing their work.

When Captain James Cook found Hawaii in 1788, surfing was a widely developed sport here. Hawaiian people often organize surfing competitions and winners are always cheered and praised.

In this sport, players stand on a long, narrow board, gliding over the waves. Talking about surfing sport in Hawaii, it is impossible not to mention the name of the legendary Duke Kahanamoku – athletes, actors, sheriffs, water players and entrepreneurs.

Duke Paoa Kahinu Mokoe Hulikohola Kahanamoku (August 24, 1890 – January 22, 1968) was the champion of swimming, who was instrumental in the widespread dissemination of Hawaii’s long-lasting surfing sport. He won five Olympic Medals for swimming.

The word “Duke” in his name sometimes makes people mistaken for a royal title, however, that is the name his father was put and put back to him.

Duke Paoa Kahanamoku is not a member of the Hawaiian royal family, but a descendant of Alapainui, who ruled the island of Hawaii.

Indonesia Tourism is ready to host the 2019 World Surfing Tournament

The Indonesian Ministry of Tourism in partnership with World Surf League as well as a number of localities owning paradises, is planning to host 11 world-class surfing competitions in Indonesia in 2019. 

Indonesia has many natural conditions that are suitable for organizing the World Surfing Tournament

Indonesian media quoted the head of Indonesia’s maritime tourism promotion agency, Dwisuryo Indroyono Soewilo, said surfing competitions will be held at many beaches that Indonesian tourists want to explore, with hope. making the island nation become the world’s leading destination to show surfing sport.

The 2019 World Surfing Tournament is organized for both male and female athletes to compete

Indonesian tourism is proud to own hundreds of beaches that meet the conditions of surfing experience, of which about 30 places are highly appreciated by athletes and professionals. So, the 2019 World Surfing Tournament will choose 11 beaches to become the venue for top surfers, ”said Soewilo.

The event is scheduled to take place from April to December 2019

“The best way to become a world-class surfing destination is to organize a year-round Surfing Competition. The event is not only a new attraction for Indonesian tourism, it helps increase the revenue for the people. as well as international exchanges quickly, “said Dwisuryo Indroyono Soewilo said.

Bali, the famous tourist island in Indonesia, continues to host the World Surfing Tournament

Yuniarta Putra, who is in charge of Bali island tourism, said he felt the attraction of tourist sports events such as the approaching 2019 World Surfing Tournament.

“The hotels from Gianyar to Klungkung were fully booked right away. It is interesting to know that surfing participants brought family, teammates and fans from everywhere,” he said. Putra answered the interview.

The development history of surfing (Part 2)

From 1920 to 1929, the game moved from Waikiki surfing capital to California (USA) and Australia to Africa with an estimated number of 2,500 people. In the summer of 1928, at the Corona Del Mar (Newport) Pacific Surfing Championship, everyone was stunned by the Wisconsin Blake Tom Blake and the cigar-shaped hollow board 4.5kg lighter than the standard. Comfortable acrobatics in the air and on the waves. The hollow veneer was popular in the early 1930s.

And Blake wrote the book Hawaiian Surfboard in 1935, which was the first book about surfing and he was the first person to take a picture of surfing from the water. In 1939, thanks to the advanced bulk-building technique, a series of surfing clubs were born on the West Coast.

World War II occurred that the shoreline of the steel wire was no longer surfing, especially in the US to attack Japanese submarines. In 1950, two California stores called Hobie Surfboards (Dana Point) and Jack ONeill Surf (San Francisco, USA) invented a water-resistant jacket. In the same year, surfing spread to Brazil, Peru, France, England, etc.

In 1964, surfing associations in countries held the first world surfing competition in Sydney (Australia). In 1970, outside Hawaii, people moved to Indonesia, a 1,700 island country with beautiful waves, and made it the world’s top surfing place.

In 1981, surfboard improved from shortboard to field. Brazil became the leading country in high surfing and made it spread to Mozambique, New Guinea, SriLanka, Pakistan, Oman, Antarctica, Russia, etc.

There are currently more than 1,000 surfing schools across the planet and 5 million surfers and the 2007 figure is 7.5 million. The annual surfing industry has earned $ 4.5 billion for racing countries.

Accompanied by magazines, books, television, surf museums in turn. Surfing has been a fun, sexy, advanced, affordable activity when surfing the body and mind is completely liberated.

The development history of surfing (Part 1)

Surfing is a favorite activity at beaches of many thrilling travelers

For those who do not know, or do not dare to surf, sitting watching the waves rushing to the shore is a fascinating experience. The beauty, power and shape of the waves are not the same. It depends on wind power, seismic action, and time. But wherever it is, ocean waves also bring a very special feeling about the power of mother nature since “the power and beauty of the waves is one of the most glamorous, captivating things on the planet.”

Currently, in the best summer beach games still surfing sport, players stand on a wooden plate or light and wide composite material gliding over the first silver waves.

For a long time, the familiar surfing spots are concentrated in the United States, on the island of Hawaii or in Australia around the world’s largest coral barrier, in South Africa around the Cape of Good Hope, etc.

The history of surfing

In his story, writer Jack London (USA) called surfing the king of natural pleasures on the earth. In 1908, the world began its first surfing club, the Canoe Outrige club of Waikiki (USA).

In 1912, at the Stockholm Olympics (Sweden), Duke Kahanomoku swimmer attracted thousands of Australian audiences, opening for surfing in the frantic Australian coasts later. The board is handcrafted, weighs about 29.5 kg and is cut from wood, vanilla water fillings. People stand up straight on the shore, relax their muscles, then jump to the top of the board or lift their hind legs to slide the waves over the approaching waves.

5 ideal surfing spots you should not miss

Let’s check out five of the most ideal spots for surfing
in the world!

Superbank, Gold Coast City, Australia

Owning a 43.5-mile beach is the reason that Gold Coast, Australia is like the surfer’s paradise, the Snapper Rocks Superbank where the world’s longest waves are one of the ” break the best planet. A large community of surfers on the beach has made it a must-visit place for every professional player.

Lima, Peru

With rocky beaches and dull gray seawater, you can immediately think of Peru as a hot spot for surfing. But with the “break” of all sizes, from small to large, Lima is the place to provide you with the best waves in South America.

Pipeline, Oahu, Hawaii

With the longest history in all surf spots, Pipeline easily becomes the best surfing spot in America. It is ranked as the most popular and sought-after surfing spot in the world, Pipeline can be a surfer’s dream but not everyone can surf here. With waves higher than 20ft (6.1m) and shallow sea floor and sharp coral reefs, never think of jumping into the water unless you are professional players.

5 IDEAL SPOTS FOR SURFING SURFERS SHOULD NOT MISS

Sultans, Maldives

Like other parts of the Maldives, North Male has an amazing beauty. Here, in the luxury hotel rooms with beautiful views, you will find Sultans. Pristine sandy beaches paved the way for dense and scary waves.

J-Bay, South Africa

Supertubes, translating as Super Tube of Jeffrays Bay in South Africa is one of the most famous surf spots in the world. The intense “break” points and the beach “Blue-flag” certificate have turned this place into a must-visit point for surfing enthusiasts. And if the extremely high water walls of Supertubes make you falter, do not worry that there are many choices for all types of levels, try Boneyards, Kitchen Windows or Magna Tubes.