Outer Banks, also known as OBX, is a 200 mi/322 km long string of narrow barrier islands of the coast of North Carolina. A small portion of it extends further in Virginia, at the beginning of the southern corner of Virginia Beach, on the east coast of the United States. It is a major tourist destination and known for its temperate climate.
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Kiteboarding / Kitesurfing in Cabo Frio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro State Brazil
As most of the cities that are situated in Lake’s Region (Região dos Lagos), the area’s economy is mostly based on tourism. There is a number of sights that attract tourists, such as the Nossa Senhora da Guia chapel, the Nossa Senhora da Assunção church, the Feliciano Sodré bridge and the Municipal Theatre, but the main attractions are Cabo Frio’s beaches.
The most famous is Forte Beach, which is a 4 km/2 mi of white sandstrip, but there are others too, including Pero beach, Unamar beach, or Sudueste beach, 9 in total. The natural setting of the place as well as the Araruma Lake that offers constant winds to the area, render Cabo Frio a unique place for kite-surfers.
There may be conditions for different levels of difficulty, so either you are an experienced kite-surfer or a beginner, your needs will be attended. The average temperature is relatively high (24°C – 75.2°F) and the climate is mainly tropical. Please note that there are a lot of local schools offering their services to you.