Fuerteventura, loosely translated as "Strong Winds" or a corruption of French Forte Aventure (Great Adventure), is one of the Canary Islands, situated in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa and administered by Spain. Costa Calma is a beach holiday resort town in Fuerteventura, located in the southern part of the island.
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Kiteboarding / Kitesurfing in Hookipa Beach, Kahului, Hawaii USA
It’s also home to Kahana Pond State Wildlife Sanctuary and the Alexander and Baldwin Sugar Museum, dedicated to Maui’s sugar industry. Kahului has its own major airport located in the North shore. The climate is tropical wet, but during winter is very windy and dry, ideal for water sports.
Along the sea side, there are schools and shops to buy or rent surfing gear as well as to take surfing lessons if you are a beginner. Hookipa Beach is perfect for all skill level kite surfers but it may get dangerous for beginners if the wind is strong.
The wind direction is coming from Southwest, South and the waves can be ridden upwind. Hookipa Beach is a reef coral with a small rocky shoreline and gets crowded very easy so it is usually used from kite surfers only during contests. Kite surfers should be careful of urchins, rip currents, rocks and sharks.
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