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.
- ABOUT THE SPOT
Kiteboarding / Kitesurfing in Elafonisi, Chania, Crete Greece
It’s located close to the southwestern corner of Crete island in Greece. It’s an administrative part of the regional unit of Chania. It’s a protected nature reserve. The feeling of being in a south seas lagoon attracts many tourist, all the seasons of the year. On the mainland, at approximately 5 km/3.11 mi away from the island, you can find the 17th century Chrysokalitissa Monastery, an Orthodox Christian Monastery, that it took its name after one of the ninety steps leading on the spot, which are said to be golden according to the Cretan tradition.
The spot is suitable for kitesurfing. So, for all you who share the same addiction for this extreme sport, it’s time for boosting your adrenalin levels. Come face to face with the wind, that usually reaches from 4 to 7 Bft. Let the crystal waters charm you in a flat to choppy way. The main wind direction is north, south and west. The waves swell size is from 1-3+m/3.28-9.84 ft, and the water temperature is between 12-26°C/ 53.6-78.8°F.
In Elafonisi, you will find a kitesurfing school, in case you need an expert at your disposal. Last, but not least, there are other activities that you can do on the island. Choose one of the tasteful restaurants, listen to the stories of the locals, relax by drinking your favorite cockteil by the seaside and tick your must-visit list.