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Kite Surfing

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We had an unusual amount of wind in Mallorca yesterday, and cold wind it was too.

But some people were not bothered by yesterday’s wind, quite the opposite. Kite surfers for instance rely on the power of the wind to be pulled through the water on a small kite board. Kite surfing has become rather popular in Mallorca over the last few years. Depending on the direction that the wind comes from, the North of the island is particularly popular with kite surfers, with consistent sea-breeze conditions being prevalent in the Bahía de Pollença and the Bahía de Alcúdia. If the wind comes from the South, kite surfing would be best in the Bahía de Palma and the south coast.

Different styles of this sport have evolved over the last few years to suit different types of riders and conditions, such as wakestyle, wave riding, freestyle, jumping, and cruising. And for onlookers, the sport is fun to watch just the same.

Mallorca Surf Action 09 is a two-day surfing event that is scheduled for later this year in Playa de Palma (August 29th/30th), including not only kite surfing, but wind surfing, skating, Inline, Snake, BMX, Wake Board, Breakdance and Capoeira as well. Let’s hope that there will be the right wind from the right direction at the time. I will also try to be there to take a photo for this blog.

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The photo (top) was taken near Alcúdia, Mallorca, Baleares, Spain. The date: May 27th, 2009. The time was 13:11:45. The photo (bottom) was borrowed from the Internet. Credit is due to Hanno76. Apparently, this photo was taken during a kite surfing contest in Alcúdia, Mallorca, in September, 2008. Thank you.

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