KITESURFING HOLIDAYS - BAHAMAS (INC SAN SALVADOR)
Exuma Kitesurfing offers kiteboarding vacation packages for beginner, intermediate, and advanced kiteboarders. All lessons are IKO certified and look to maximize your learning and kiteboarding experience with Exuma's local knowledge and expert instruction.
Nassau is the capital city of The Bahamas and is located on the tiny island of New Providence. Although it is less than 150 square miles in area, the island is packed with activities and attractions for visitors to enjoy, not least the blossoming kiteboarding opportunities.
THE SET UP
160 miles east of Florida the weather conditions in the Bahamas are perfect for kiteboarding during the windy season (October through June) with steady trade winds and warm, clean, clear water. The teaching area is shallow and flat with an almost constant cross-shore wind. The kitesurf beaches are virtually deserted with less than 20 local riders! Students and riders have all the space they need and want.
WIND & WEATHER:
Winds in Nassau are warm and steady, with about 20 days a month bringing winds of at least 15 knots during the season. The best time of year for advanced riding is early spring (April/May) when riders can take advantage of stronger winds and awesome wave riding.
The water is in the high 70s (25°C+) year round, so no need for a wetsuit; board shorts and rashy will do the job!
Nassau (NAS) – Just hop in a cab and you're a short ride away from your hotel.
Most things on the island are within walking distance or at least within bus/taxi ride.
After a long day at the beach Nassau has world class dining and nightlife, where you may spot a celebrity eating at the table next to you, or stumble across a movie or magazine shoot. From the simplest roadside restaurants offering local delicacies at budget prices to gourmet restaurants serving signature cocktails, you can find a meal to suit every taste and budget. For those days when the wind is lighter, or if you just want to take a break, there is always lots to do, from excursions to other islands, deep sea fishing, helicopter rides, diving with sharks or world class golf. Just be sure to book extra excursions early.
Bahamas in Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bahamas
San Salvador is one of the last “UNCROWDED KITESURFING PARADISES” where you can ride in ”freedom” and feel “the only one in the world”. Great wind conditions, year-round pleasant water and air temperature promise lots of fun on the water in a breathtaking and ideal setting.
Located about 200 miles southeast of Nassau, almost a 1-hour flight from Florida, San Salvador is the most exposed island to the Atlantic Ocean, “kissed” by the Trade Winds which blow consistent and steady from November to end of April.
Besides being a kitesurfing, windsurfing and sailing paradise, it is surrounded by 4000 meter deep waters with a visibility of about 50 meters, which makes it extremely attractive to divers, snorkelers and fishermen.
Snow Bay located on the south east coast, is the perfect freestyle, speed, slalom spot!! Flat water conditions and about 50-meter-standing area make the place ideal for all kitesurfing levels. Located near the mouth of Pigeon Creek, sickle-shaped Snow Bay stretches for about 1,5 km. The reef and cays, which surround the bay and protect it from the Atlantic Ocean swell, make the spot a big flat-water lagoon.
The prevailing steady North Easterly Trade Winds blow unobstructed side/side-on shore from end of October until the end of April ranging from 15 to 30 knots. Although on some days the wind can shift blowing from SE or East, its consistency and steadiness don’t get affected. A shorty is only an option on a few colder days in January and February due to cold fronts coming from North-West, but never really necessary. From May to August the prevailing SE wind blows in a range between 10-15 knots.
The Guanahani Surf & Sail Center is located on the premises of the Guanahani Beach Club Resort just a few steps from the hypnotizing blue-turquoise waters of Snow Bay, on the south east coast of San Salvador. The Guanahani Center can meet all its guests’ requirements and offers ideal conditions, excellent customer service and complete comfort.
The Center is stocked with the latest Cabrinha kites and boards.
To optimize your learning, the Guanahani Kite Center runs “semi-private” courses with instructor/ student ratio of 1:2. All the courses are run by qualified IKO instructors.
For further info, please visit: www.guanahanibeachclub.com
Located on Great Exuma Island and encompassing consistent winds, clear warm water, and pristine beaches, Exuma is a kitesurfers nirvana. Conditions range from waist deep water for lessons, flat water, sandbar rollers and waves. And best of all, there are no crowds.
For further info please visit www.exumakitesurfing.com
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NON KITING KICKS:
You can discover the beauty of the island by car, scooter, bicycle or … on foot. You will have the feeling of being the “only one” in the world, a sort of pampered Robinson Crusoe …
HOW TO GET TO SAN SALVADOR:
The international airport of San Salvador is served by different airlines. For further details, please visit: www.guanahanibeachclub.com
San Salvador in Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Salvador