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Here Be Dragons. Your spot guide to the unusual kitesurf spots

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EP2-Oman Masirah Island interview with Kiteboarding-Oman

In this episode we will take you to Masirah Island in the Sultanate of Oman. The island is located roughly 350 KM S from the Muscat and 20 km off the main land of Oman. Big waves, crystal clear flat water lagoons, camels, giant sea turtles and howling winds await you. The juwel of kitesurfing on the Arabic peninsula We speak with Alexander Friesl , who is the MD of KITEBOARDING-OMAN,  giving us a insight look where to go , where to stay , and what makes Masirah so special.Alex opened up KITEBOARDING-OMAN in 2007 and they operate 3 kiteboarding centers. Two are located around the capital Muscat and one on Masirah island. In addition to this they also organizie some truely amazing kitesafaries to the even more unknow spots in Oman.Enjoy !!!!!! SPOT MAP URL:https://drive.google.com/open?id=1_6AYkBSfwIXHb-aCm5dETCvfPco&usp=sharing VIDEOS:https://vimeo.com/28585007https://vimeo.com/101202731https://vimeo.com/51897665https://vimeo.com/182592417 CONTACT DETAILS KITEBOARDING-OMANGSM: +968 96323524www.kiteboarding-oman.cominfo@kiteboarding-oman.comhttps://www.facebook.com/KiteboardingOman Outro Music courtesy of PEEZ @ https://soundcloud.com/peezismyname

47mins

25 Apr 2017

Rank #1

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EP4 Kitesurfing Chile / Matanzas -Bring your Wetsuit, Wind and Waves are taken care of. Interview with Mike from KITE CHILE

The Humboldt current brings cold water up from the Antarctic, combine this with a high pressure system over the south pacific and warm weather over the Chilean land mass, and wind is guaranteed. In the summer months of the Southern Hemisphere this combination is almost a certainty so windy days are plenty. Add to this  a swell that originates 1000's of kilometers South, in the Antartica, and you have your perfect Kitesurfing destination. Matanzas offers several spots from beginners to expert wave riding, all within 20 Min drive, and on the rare none windy days to some SUP, surfing.,or some great wine tasting.We talk to Mike from KITE CHILE who offers Guided Kietsurf Tours ( all Inclusive ) to Mantanzas.Enjoy !!!SPOT MAP URL:https://drive.google.com/open?id=1IlQ6p4rsGqdkbp1FpUOgVsetswY&usp=sharingVIDEOShttps://vimeo.com/128207330https://vimeo.com/125150596https://vimeo.com/53898963CONTACT DETAILS KITE CHILEWeb :https://www.kite-chile.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/kitechilewavekitingOutro Music courtesy of PEEZ @ https://soundcloud.com/peezismyname

50mins

15 Jul 2017

Rank #2

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EP10 Kids...Don't try this at home!- Long Distance Kitesurfing around Cape Town with Douglas v.d Merwe

Having on his doorstep one of the most rugged coasts , some of the roughest winds, the biggest waves, and the highest concentration of “Great Whites” on the planet, Douglas had a plan. He , a then pretty novice kitesurfer, set him self the ambitious goal to kitesurf the coast of South Africa from the Southern most point ( Cape Agulhas ) all the way north to the border of Namibia. Together with his team mate Greg Thijsen and Captain Loob Rabie they set out to complete the different stages, and almost completed the trail. Next to this episode being a great adventure story, full with funny twists, it also has a number of great tips ,that could support you in case you are thinking about embarking on a long distance kitesurfing adventure. ENJOY !!!! http://www.ultradistancekitesurfing.co.za/index.htm SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST website : http://herebedragons.earth/subscribe/Itunes : https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/here-be-dragons-kitesurfing-travel-guide/id1207572419?mt=2&at=1010lHcyAndroid podcast apps: http://subscribeonandroid.com/herebedragons.earth/podcast?format=rssGoogle Play (only works for US Listeners) : https://playmusic.app.goo.gl/?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/In6izxoiecwz6xt5fjnyx6bnlca?t%3DHere_Be_Dragons--Kitesurfing_Travel_Guide%26pcampaignid%3DMKT-na-all-co-pr-mu-pod-16 Outro Music courtesy of PEEZ @ https://soundcloud.com/peezismyname

47mins

14 Jan 2018

Rank #3

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EP9-First Come First Surf...Kitesurf Mindoro Philippines with Karthrin Borgwardt

The Philippines is a famous destination for Kitesurfing in the winter. In this episode with speak to Kathrin Borgwardt, who ran a kite-center and lodge for over 10 years in Boracay. She decided that it was time to search for a beautiful and less crowed destination to open a kite-center in the Philippines….and guess what!!!! she found a great new destination on the Island of Mindoro. Beautiful beaches , a number of islands just off the coast for doing kite-surf expeditions and long distance downwinders.Unspoiled scenery and a great landscape comes included in the package.ENJOY !!!GOOGLE MAP WITH PINPOINTShttps://drive.google.com/open?id=1fW5KY2nXvxs_X7wjMAEsgBJ06rTtDOVE&usp=sharingVIDEOShttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xfn0tvEYj9M ( not kitesurfing but give you an impression about the area)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyiLid-UtFg (Seco Island) CONTACT DETAILS KATHRIN:Web : https://www.kitesurf-mindoro.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kitesurfmindoro/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kitesurfmindoro/ SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST website : http://herebedragons.earth/subscribe/Itunes : https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/here-be-dragons-kitesurfing-travel-guide/id1207572419?mt=2&at=1010lHcyAndroid podcast apps: http://subscribeonandroid.com/herebedragons.earth/podcast?format=rssGoogle Play (only works for US Listeners) : https://playmusic.app.goo.gl/?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/In6izxoiecwz6xt5fjnyx6bnlca?t%3DHere_Be_Dragons--Kitesurfing_Travel_Guide%26pcampaignid%3DMKT-na-all-co-pr-mu-pod-16 Outro Music courtesy of PEEZ @ https://soundcloud.com/peezismyname

39mins

11 Nov 2017

Rank #4

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EP8-Wait!...What?...Where??- Wind- and Kitesurfing the Abrolhos Islands with Mick Steffan Indian Ocean Charters

Count on the Australians to come up with some "kick ass” idea to go wind-and kitesurfing in some remote and “sick" locations. In this episode we take you to the Houtman Abrolhos Islands. They are located around 80 km west of the Geraldton ( mainland Australia) and next to getting very consistent strong winds, they also get a massive swell origination in the Southern Ocean. It is well known as the site of numerous shipwrecks, the most famous being the Dutch ships Batavia, which was wrecked in 1629, and Zeewijk, wrecked in 1727.The islands are uninhabited with the exception of some fisherman. As a tourist you are not allowed to stay on the islands so the only possibility is to stay on a boat. Every year Mick organizes a 3 days wind and kitesurfing “expedition” to the Islands for like minded fellow water-sports and wave addictes. We talk about the trip , what to expect, the wind conditions , some of the spots,  and some other interesting and funny topics.ENJOY!!!!Google Map with Pin Points and Time Stampshttps://drive.google.com/open?id=1EKlrGkistx9A3bWcJtMUTBxWTqI&usp=sharing CONTACT DETAILS MICKhttps://www.facebook.com/IndianOceanAdventures/micksteffan@yahoo.com Subscribe to the podcast:website : http://herebedragons.earth/subscribe/Itunes : https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/here-be-dragons-kitesurfing-travel-guide/id1207572419?mt=2&at=1010lHcyAndroid podcast apps: http://subscribeonandroid.com/herebedragons.earth/podcast?format=rss Outro Music courtesy of PEEZ @ https://soundcloud.com/peezismyname

46mins

7 Oct 2017

Rank #5