The Turks and Caicos Islands lie in the Lucayan Archipelago and are a British Overseas Territory consisting of eight islands: West Caicos, Providenciales, East Caicos, South Caicos, North and Middle Caicos, Grand Turk and Saly Cay. Only East and West Caicos are uninhabited. Apart from a superb tourist destination, they are also well-known as an offshore financial center. The climate of the islands is classified as marine tropical, providing relatively consistent temperatures throughout the year.
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Kiteboarding / Kitesurfing in East Beach, Ocean Springs, Mississippi USA
The Mississippi Gulf Coast has a 42 km / 26 mi of beach front, full of Kiteboarding/Kitesurfing launches. One of the most popular launches in Ocean Springs is the East Beach. The ideal spot to practice your kiting skills, when the wind is southeast, as it funnels up between Deer Island and the land. Due to the venturi effect, the wind is usually a bit stronger than on the front beach, but still ideal for kitesurfing across the bay to Deer Island and back.
This sand beach is a bit narrow and the parking is quite limited, but it is a great place to perform all tricks and aerials, if you are using a board with bindings. Suitable for freestyle and freeride, East Beach allows all skill level kitesurfers to enjoy its waters, but you will not have the chance for wave-riding, as there are no wave breakers.
Remember to always check the wind forecast, as N, NE and NW winds are not suitable for kiting, since they are offshore winds. As most Gulf Coast beaches, East Beach is suitable for all year round kiting. So, don’t wait, take your kite, your board and glide on the sea.
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