Rhodes has become a favorite of vacationers who want to spend a relaxing time that is far from the busy streets of the city. Rhodes is just perfect both for families and couples who want to spend some time under the sun. There is also plenty of exciting activities that you and your loved ones can do here. One of the most popular and equally exciting is kite-surfing.
Kitesurfing (or kiteboarding is the fastest growing water sport in the world, and for good reason. A kitesurfer, or kiteboarder, uses a board with foot-straps or bindings, combined with the power of a large controllable kite to propel himself and the board across the water. He has the freedom of jumping 3 – 4 meters off the water, without the necessity of a wave for a ramp. Windsurfers love it because you can kitesurf in less wind, and the gear fits in a economy car, instead of the van, truck, or trailer. Surfers can get out on the water when the surf is too low or blow out.
This extreme sport is very popular in Rhodes because of the constant, reliable winds on the west coast of the island and the temperatures of the water and air that are comfortable all round the year.
In Ixia bay, in Ialyssos and Kremasti there are several windsurfing and kite surfing centers where you can the required equipment and follow courses by well known professional instructors.
You can learn kiteboarding safely by choosing one of the registered and insured schools scattered around the beaches of Rhodes. Some provide courses suitable for all IKO levels, from beginners to advanced.
Prasonisi cape, is the most popular place for the kitesurfers on Rhodes due to the constant strong winds and the unique geographical configuration. It is located 92 km from Rhodes town, 40 km from Lindos, at the most southern tip of the island. Many events and world level competition are organized here. Make sure to pay a visit here to watch spectacular kitesurfing exhibitions.