The thrill of wind power
Kite surfing in Pembrokeshire
Pembrokeshire just happens to be the perfect location for kitesurfing; beaches with great swathes of golden sand such as Newgale, and the all-important westerly winds blowing straight in from the Atlantic.
The great thing about kite sports is that you can start with the simplest element, power kiting. Suitable for all ages and abilities, power kiting involves getting to grips with setting up the equipment, launching, landing and controlling the power of the kite.
Once you get the hang of power kiting you move those new found skills onto landboarding Using an off-road skateboard and a kite you can travel anywhere you want; upwind, downwind or skyward with a huge grin on your face.
Nowhere in the UK can rival Pembrokeshire, in Wales’ wild southwest, for coastal adventures.
Moving onto the water, kitesurfing is the natural next step, which is where those Atlantic winds come in handy. You can choose to cruise the coastline, ride waves or practice huge jumps and complex tricks with the added exhilaration of being on the sea.
A great introduction to the sport is to have a taster session with one of Pembrokeshire’s highly qualified and experienced instructors who will kit you out with the right gear; a helmet and kneepads. They’ll teach you all the correct safety bits and bobs then send you home wanting more.
Kite instructor Oli from The Big Blue Experience gives the low down on kite sports and explains what’s involved in our kite sports explained.