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Surfing

   

Kite Surfing

If the ideas of speeding over the ocean attached to a huge kite - half flying, half surfing appeals to the adrenalin junkie in you, then kite surfing is just what the doctor ordered. Kite surfing, a dynamic blend of surfing, wakeboarding and power kiting is one of the most extreme water sports out there. It is an adrenalin sport, which quite literally takes wind-surfing to new heights and opens up a new range of thrills and tricks, with experienced surfers performing heart-stopping stunts at the end of massive wind-filled kites.

The secluded Walvis Bay lagoon in Namibia is a haven for beginners wishing to learn this relatively new sport, yet it is reputed for being one of the world’s top three speed spots. With light morning winds and stronger winds in the afternoon, the lagoon offers a whole range of conditions, allowing the beginner to take on more wind as his skill and confidence increases.

Walvis Bay, Namibia is also home of the annual Speed Week, a competition to see who is the fastest over 500m and more recently, the Nautical Mile. This event has attracted some of the biggest names in both kite surfing as well as windsurfing; these include Dirk Hanel and B J Dunkerbeck as well as Olaf Marting, a local who currently holds the world speed record for kite boarding.

With more and more overseas visitors discovering the unique and unspoilt delights of Namibia, you may have well decided that it is time for you to take your next holiday in this beautiful country of wide expanses and endless horizons. And if you have a taste for adventure activities of the extreme sort, the Namibian coast with it sunny climate has so much to offer that the Walvis Bay and Swakopmund area has been nicknamed the ‘Adventure Oasis’ of Namibia. We hope to see you there!

   
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