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Here Be Dragons--Kitesurfing Travel Guide

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

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Unique and valuable kitesurfing podcast

By Bdwelle - Sep 17 2017
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I found this show looking for podcasts focused on my own favorite sport: kitesurfing. I appreciate a specific point of view, and Bjoern had the cool idea of going deeper into kiting by learning more about some of the most interesting destinations around the world for kitesurfing. He does a great job unearthing all of the details that you need to understand a spot. One of the great things about our sport is that we can do it in so many incredible places around the world – and this podcast is a great way to learn about some new ones! I'm aiming for Durban as part of my next trip to South Africa in early 2018!

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Unique and valuable kitesurfing podcast

By Bdwelle - Sep 17 2017
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I found this show looking for podcasts focused on my own favorite sport: kitesurfing. I appreciate a specific point of view, and Bjoern had the cool idea of going deeper into kiting by learning more about some of the most interesting destinations around the world for kitesurfing. He does a great job unearthing all of the details that you need to understand a spot. One of the great things about our sport is that we can do it in so many incredible places around the world – and this podcast is a great way to learn about some new ones! I'm aiming for Durban as part of my next trip to South Africa in early 2018!
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Here Be Dragons--Kitesurfing Travel Guide

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

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

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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

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Jan 14 2018

47mins

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

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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 PINPOINTS

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1fW5KY2nXvxs_X7wjMAEsgBJ06rTtDOVE&usp=sharing

VIDEOS

https://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/

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Outro Music courtesy of PEEZ @ https://soundcloud.com/peezismyname

Nov 11 2017

39mins

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

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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 Stamps

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1EKlrGkistx9A3bWcJtMUTBxWTqI&usp=sharing

CONTACT DETAILS MICK

https://www.facebook.com/IndianOceanAdventures/

micksteffan@yahoo.com

Subscribe to the podcast:

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Itunes : https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/here-be-dragons-kitesurfing-travel-guide/id1207572419?mt=2&at=1010lHcy

Android podcast apps: http://subscribeonandroid.com/herebedragons.earth/podcast?format=rss

Outro Music courtesy of PEEZ @ https://soundcloud.com/peezismyname

Oct 07 2017

46mins

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EP7-To Infinity and Beyond (part 2)- Long Distance Kitesurfing in Brazil with Bowen Dwelle and Surfin Sem Fim

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GO BACK TO PART 1 BEFORE YOU LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE !!!

This two-part episode is about kitesurfing as a means to explore uncharted territory, and to travel long distances, about making a journey entirely using the power of the kite. We speak to Bowen Dwelle, a real Outdoor Adventure Athlete, and avid Kitesurfer, who has completed several long distance Kitesurfing trips. Bowen was one of the principal athletes documented in the movie Surfin Sem Fim on a 600km journey over the course of seven days along the NE coast of Brazil

We pick up the journey at day 4

In the second part of this two part interview we talk o.a about:

-How important is land support

-How Foil boards are a game changer for exploring and doing long distance kite surf journeys

-What to carry with you on the water

-What does Surfing Sem Fim offer

-Bowen’s upcoming and projects under development

-the "Athletic Mind" the upcoming podcast Bowen is about to release, and about how being an athlete improves your intuition in your daily life.

About Bowen:

Bowen has a rich background in entrepreneurship, he started his first company at age 9 and sold his most recent company in 2015. He is also a full time outdoor sports enthusiast partaking in sports such as; kitesurfing , paragliding, trail running, climbing, and open water swimming. He became a passionate kitesurfer 10 years and now is practicing the sport ( especially long distance kitesurfing ) on a semi-professional level. Check out Bowen’s full bio on his website ( links below)

Please check out the movie Surfing Sem Fim : https://vimeo.com/220552327

Bowen riding the San Fransisco bay with a 4.8M Kite and a Foil Board : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GBSq1OTdzk&t=83s

For more videos also check out the Surfing Sem Fim website ( details below) 

Google Map with Pin Points and Time Stamps ( for both part 1 & 2)

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1WAInG7vJbwXEmr5rDECf7bLKR0M&usp=sharing

Map from Surfin Sem Fin website ( Iron Man Route) 

http://www.surfinsemfim.com/controle/content/fotos_rotas/7c540f41e9f744b28b23c5c362a8152b.jpg

Contact Details Bowen Dwelle

bowendwelle.com

8meter.com

instagram.com/bowendwelle

Contact Details Surfing Sem Fim

http://www.surfinsemfim.com/

https://www.facebook.com/surfinsemfim/

ENJOY !!!!!

Outro Music courtesy of PEEZ @ https://soundcloud.com/peezismyname

Sep 23 2017

57mins

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EP6-To Infinity and Beyond (part 1)- Long Distance Kitesurfing in Brazil with Bowen Dwelle and Surfin Sem Fim

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This two-part episode is about kitesurfing as a means to explore uncharted territory, and to travel long distances, about making a journey entirely using the power of the kite. We speak to Bowen Dwelle, a real Outdoor Adventure Athlete, and avid Kitesurfer, who has completed several long distance Kitesurfing trips. Bowen was one of the principal athletes documented in the movie Surfin Sem Fim on a 600km journey over the course of seven days along the NE coast of Brazil.

-how did such a great movie get made

-What makes long distance kitesurfing so special

-Description of Day 1 to 3 of the journey

-What skill do you need to undertake such a trip

-How much distance can you cover in a day

-What Kite and Board to take

- and more……..

About Bowen:

Bowen has a rich background in entrepreneurship, he started his first company at age 9 and sold his most recent company in 2015. He is also a full time outdoor sports enthusiast partaking in sports such as; kitesurfing , paragliding, trail running, climbing, and open water swimming. He became a passionate kitesurfer 10 years and now is practicing the sport ( especially long distance kitesurfing ) on a semi-professional level. Check out Bowen’s full bio on his website ( links below)

Please check out the movie Surfing Sem Fim : https://vimeo.com/220552327

Bowen riding the San Fransico bay with a 4.8M and a Foil Board : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GBSq1OTdzk&t=83s

For more videos also check out the Surfing Sem Fim website ( details below) 

Google Map with Pin Points and Time Stamps ( for both part 1 & 2)

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1WAInG7vJbwXEmr5rDECf7bLKR0M&usp=sharing

Map from Surfin Sem Fin website ( Iron Man Route) 

http://www.surfinsemfim.com/controle/content/fotos_rotas/7c540f41e9f744b28b23c5c362a8152b.jpg

Contact Details Bowen Dwelle

bowendwelle.com

8meter.com

instagram.com/bowendwelle

Contact Details Surfing Sem Fim

http://www.surfinsemfim.com/

https://www.facebook.com/surfinsemfim/

ENJOY !!!!!

Outro Music courtesy of PEEZ @ https://soundcloud.com/peezismyname

Sep 17 2017

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EP5-Kitesurfing in the Jungle-Aceh Indonesia with Maurice from Seabreeze Kite Club

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Sumatra Indonesia, although know for some famous surf waves, is not really know for getting a lot of wind. Well be surprised…at the northern tip of Sumatra ( Aceh) the “Trade Winds” take a right turn and provide a consistent wind during the summer months. Flat water spot and Wave spot in front of the Lodge and the Jungle await you. We speak to  Maurice from SEABREEZE KITE CLUB who operates a Kite Center ( including lodging ) there since 4 years. 

They also operate 2 kite centers in some superb locations in the Philippines, so check those out on their website. More details about that in a future podcast 

Enjoy !

Map with the Spots and timestamps: 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1wCplQQ5P2-vMzmo6QLSu8Zc3zmU&usp=sharing

Videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Abanr8nP8xk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gH_ZKT14J2U

Contact details SEABREEZE KITE CLUB:

https://seabreezekiteclub.com/

https://www.facebook.com/SeabreezeKiteClub/

https://twitter.com/seabreezekite

Outro Music courtesy of PEEZ @ https://soundcloud.com/peezismyname

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Aug 19 2017

39mins

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

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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=sharing

VIDEOS

https://vimeo.com/128207330

https://vimeo.com/125150596

https://vimeo.com/53898963

CONTACT DETAILS KITE CHILE

Web :https://www.kite-chile.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kitechilewavekiting

Outro Music courtesy of PEEZ @ https://soundcloud.com/peezismyname

Jul 15 2017

50mins

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EP3-Barrels Barrels and more Barrels, Kitesurfing Durban with Rob from OCEAN2AIR

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Barrels, barrels, left handers, right handers, beach breaks and reef breaks. You can ride your Twin-Tip here , but you you will miss out on the best WAVE action. Durban probably one of the finest wave riding locations on the planet. From a wind sport perspective far less know then Cape Town, and unjustly so. In this episode we talk to Rob Crystal from OCEAN2AIR and try to answer the question — Durban…. is it the Cooler Cape Town ?----

Oh yeah and before I forget…..Some amazing natural Reserves parks within 2-3 hours drive, where you can see the BIG FIVE, just in case you get bored from Kitesurfing every day.

Rob is the MD of OCEAN2AIR and since 2002 they run a large KIte-shop right on the beach in Durban, and in addition to this they offer kite trainings starting from beginners courses to advanced wave riding techniques. The are THE meeting place for kiters in Durban, visit them and grab a beer with Rob after you did some top and bottom turns on the waves in Durban.

And please check out the first video.......... Originating in the screaming sixties , barreling through the furious fifties, and getting amplified in the roaring forties… the massive swell hits the beaches of Durban uninterrupted….Mother Nature at is finest and most fearsome….and some indurate and mad Durdanites ripping the swell ….if this does not get you to Durban for Kitesurfing and I don’t know what does !

And remember if a wave on a pic or vid looks like 2m it is actually 4m.

Enjoy !!!

SPOT MAP URL:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1aWwr2Vwnw4woj7mjWqdT3tDRDf8&usp=sharing

VIDEOS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2WLE6akuAs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peLb-CHkfEc&t=100s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xHC7uuFE-I

https://vimeo.com/49226669

https://vimeo.com/85681153

CONTACT DETAILS OCEAN2AIR

Web: www.ocean2air.co.za

Email:  rob@ocean2air.co.za

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ocean2air/

Instagram: ocean2air_durban

Outro Music courtesy of PEEZ @ https://soundcloud.com/peezismyname

May 14 2017

43mins

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EP2-Oman Masirah Island interview with Kiteboarding-Oman

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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/28585007

https://vimeo.com/101202731

https://vimeo.com/51897665

https://vimeo.com/182592417

CONTACT DETAILS KITEBOARDING-OMAN

GSM: +968 96323524

www.kiteboarding-oman.com

info@kiteboarding-oman.com

https://www.facebook.com/KiteboardingOman

Outro Music courtesy of PEEZ @ https://soundcloud.com/peezismyname

Apr 25 2017

47mins

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EP1-Cocos Keeling Islands interview with Jen from Zephyr Kite Tours

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In this episode we will take you to the Cocos-Keeling Islands. They are made up of 27 Island and are located in the Indian Ocean. 

Cocos Keeling is roughly 1000 KM S of Sumatra and 2800 NW of Perth/Australia. It is truly a kitesurfing paradise with one of the most pristine conditions and spots on the planet. The Island has a population of around 600 and a very interesting culture “mix”. We talk to Jen Phillips , who is the owner of Zephyr Kite Tours. They have been offering Kite Tours to the Cocos-Keeling for the past 12 years and have an in-depth knowledge about the islands. We talk about the Islands, the spots, the wind conditions, and some other interesting and very amusing topics.

Map with the Spots and timestamps: 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1JtOq6xrf7kqx99oiWL1-2IOtqKo&usp=sharing

Videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVTD6m2WiSg

https://vimeo.com/105636796

https://vimeo.com/134918341

https://vimeo.com/125603064

https://vimeo.com/103511200

Contact details Zephyr Kite Tours:

https://zephyrkitetours.com/

www.facebook.com/Zephyrtours/

www.instagram.com/zephyrkitetours/

Outro Music courtesy of PEEZ @ https://soundcloud.com/peezismyname

Apr 08 2017

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