Puerto Rico is situated in the northeastern Caribbean and consists of an archipelago that includes the main island of Puerto Rico and a number of smaller islands. The climate here is classified as tropical marine climate, with an average temperature of 82.4°F/ 28°C, throughout the year. Although it is a small island, the smallest island of the Greater Antilles, Puerto Rico provides superb natural surroundings, countless adventure experiences and many places of historical interest.
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Kiteboarding / Kitesurfing in Ha’apiti Reef, Moorea Island, French Polynesia
Moorea Island attracts many visitors from around the world, as it is a favorite destination among the rest of the Society Islands and can be easily accessed by boat or plane from Tahiti. For those who are into water sports, Moorea offers a wide variety of activities, as it is surrounded by the bluest waters of the Pacific.
Ha’apiti Reef is an exposed reef break and one of the best spots for surfing and kitesurfing on the island. Located on the west coast of Moorea, the reef can be approached by launching your kite from the quay of Ha’apiti’s town harbour and kite out for about 0.6 mi/1 km. The tropical climate provides small temperature variations and the average temperature ranges from 70 °F/21 °C to 88 °F/31 °C. However, during winter months, the strong South and South-east winds create perfect conditions for wave kite surfing.
The spot is available for intermediate and advanced kiters, since the size of the swell starts working from 5 ft/1.5 m and holds up to 8 ft/2.5 m and more. The cross shore wind and high currents can push you out in the open ocean, so extra caution is needed. The waves are fast and powerful and crash onto hard and hollow corals, creating extreme conditions for endless fun. Note, that the beach is ultra crowded during weekends, so be aware of other kiters and surfers.
There are schools operating on spot that can provide you with all the necessary gear, boats and experienced instructors, if you want to combine holidays on a paradise island and also brush up your skills. Kitesurfing in Ha’apiti Reef is a one of a lifetime experience that no kiter should miss!
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