Kitesurfing (Kiteboarding) in Cayo Guillermo
Thanks to the wing, surfers can jump up sometimes up to 20 meters above the water. The wing surface is usually between 5 m² and 18 m².
Both types of wings are used:
The dimensional wing: flexible profiles inspired paragliding. The cells of the wing inflate by themselves)
Wing width (C-shape, flat or hybrids): inflatable structure with a pump, which model the profile of the wing and allows the surfer to go around the water.
This is the part which is controlled by the movements of the wing. It is more or less depending on the size of the wing. It attaches to 2 or 4 line kite control and manages power.
This can be directional or bidirectional.
Directional boards are relatively thick and require a rotation of the board at every turn while ...
Bidirectional boards (called twin-tips or tt) are perfectly symmetrical and often much finer.
The feet of kiting are connected to the board by the so-called foot-straps and rely on a layer of foam called pad. The twin-tips have four fins usually with a size ranging from 3 to 7 cm.
The harness is an essential element in kitesurfing. There are two types of harness:
Belt, or backpack: this harness does pass around the hip and not in the buttocks.
Panties: like a climbing harness, it passes under the buttocks and often avoids back pain to the rider. It is generally recommended for beginners for this reason.
Kirsty Jones set a kite distance record in May 13rd, 2006 when she traveled across 225 km from Lanzarote in the Canary Islands to Tarfaya in Morocco in nine hours.
La zone de prédilection du kitesurf à Cayo Guillermo est devant l'hôtel Sol situé au nord de Playa El Paso.
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