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 Leeward, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos
With crystal, clear waters and white-powdered beaches, Providenciales is without a doubt a world class watersport destination. Leeward, also called Emerald Point, is an excellent windsurfing and kiteboarding site, located at the eastern tip of the island.
Favored with shallow, flat waters and steady winds, between 15 knots/27.78 kph and 25 knots/46.30 kph, Leeward attracts kiters at any time of the year, especially during winter. The ideal wind directions are from the north and northeast and the best time to visit the spot is at high tide. In addition, the water temperature varies between 24 °C/75.2 °F and 30 °C/86 °F.
Leeward accommodates intermediate and advanced kiters, as there are usually strong currents in the channel. In the end, there are many kiteboarding schools operating close to the spot, where you can arrange lessons and gear rentals. Note: be careful of boats.