On the northeastern side of the Portuguese island of Madeira, you will find Porto da Cruz. It's a small village in the municipality of Machico. Its name came from a cross (Cruz), that the explorers placed on a loch, that once used as a port (Porto). The mountains of Paul da Serra, Pico do Larano at 765 m/2509 ft, Pico da Suna at 1040 m/3412 ft and Pico da Maiata at 766 m/2513 ft are the guards of Porto da Cruz.
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Kiteboarding / Kitesurfing in Kelly Ave, Gulfport, Mississippi USA
The Mississippi Gulf Coast is the ideal place to learn kiteboarding, due to the wide beaches and shallow water. It is ideal for all skill levels and supervision is provided to everyone who has completed the lessons of any level. Kelly Ave is a safe, spacious location, where you can take all the help you need to practice what you have learned.
The wind may be steep to heavy, but the waves won’t reach the shore larger than 0.91 m (3 ft) – 1.21 m (4 ft). The waters are clean, but there might be small storm debris on bottom in some places. You have to keep in mind that there is a big mole to the west. Gulfport has a humid subtropical climate, strongly moderated by the Gulf of Mexico. Winters are short and generally warm and summers are long, humid and hot.
Spring is the best season, as breeze directs from the southeast. The summer is ideal for large kites (16-20 m/53-66 ft), but after September, when the frontal winds start coming, it’s better to use a small kite of 12 m/40 ft. During winter, the waters are a bit cold, but it’s the best time, if you want to have the beach for yourself. So, if you are a kiteboarding enthusiast, Gulfport is worth a visit!