Kitesurfing or kiteboarding as it is sometimes known, has become a hugely popular extreme sport in Cornwall. The best kitesurfing locations in the UK are found in Cornwall.
Cornwall has the ideal facilities for every kitesurfer whether you are trying kitesurfing for the first time and just need a taster session or if you are an experienced competition kitesurfer.
Locations in Cornwall which are well known for kitesurfing include, Marazion, Pentewan and Par on the South Coast and Widemouth Bay, Daymer Bay, Perranporth, Gwithian Bay and Hayle Towans on the North Coast.
Watergate Bay in Cornwall, hosts an event in the BKSA kite surfing series annually and has done since the first European Kitesurfing Championships in September 2002. For detailed information on all the kitesurfing locations in Cornwall click on the links above and see the map below.
The terms kitesurfing and kiteboarding are often used fairly interchangeably but technically kitesurfing emphasises the wave riding style while kiteboarding uses freestyle or wake-style techniques.
Kitesurfing has around seven styles dependant on your personal taste, choice of kitesurfing location, board and kite.
Kitesurfing styles include:
Board types are various and depend on what style you plan to use but the best all round kiteboard and for those new to the sport is a twin-tip board. As these boards have straps you can also use a twin-tip for hangtime jumps and other tricks. In addition to standard twin types there are also light wind twin tip boards for when the wind conditions are very light.
When you become more experienced in kitesurfing you may wish to try other boards; wave boards; wakeboards, skimboards or wakeskates.
Many of the kitesurfing locations around Cornwall have Kitesurfing Training Schools based nearby.
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Map of Kitesurfing locations in Cornwall
Use the + scale on the left of the map to zoom in on an area. Click on a marker to see the name of the location and click the box to go to the information about that place. To zoom out click - on the scale.
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Kitesurfing locations in Cornwall
Kite Surfing in Cornwall
Kitesurfing in Cornwall
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Maps of Cornwall :
The Ordnance Survey publishes the Explorer series of maps which are
ideal for walkers.
Those covering Cornwall:
Map of Isles of Scilly:101 Isles of Scilly
For more information: www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk
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