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08 Jun

Water Sport industry kitesurf discount, save up to 50 percent

Introducing our new discount scheme applicable to ALL water sport industry professionals in Grand Cayman

40% discount applicable to industry professionals

50% discount applicable for industry professional customer referrals

Offer valid until November 1st 2017

Make the most of the coming wind and participate in one of the most adrenaline packed, fastest water sports around.

To Find out more about our kitesurfing services visit White Sand Kitesurfing

 

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07 Jun

The Beautiful White Sand beach location in east end is based between the Morrits resort and Colliers public beach.

Our beach provides amazing views over Colliers sound ( east sound ) and offers quiet space to kick back and relax, however if a faster pace of life is more appealing the beach is also where the White Sand kite surf school is based. Fast, fun and safe progression is ensured due to the large shallow of shore sandbar used as our teaching environment. For more information regarding our kite surf services visit White Sand Kite surfing

Tourist and Local riders are welcome to ride at the beach free of charge, however as distracting the beautiful warm blue waters and stunning scenery can be, riders must enjoy the sport in a safe responsible manner.

The following apply to riders wishing to use our facilities

Riders launching kites always have priority  

The wind is often gustier on land and more prone to pockets of warm air also know as a thermal pocket these could lead to an uncontrolled downwind decent, to ensure maximum safety land based kiters should spend the smallest amount of time kiting on land as possible.

Stay clear of the shoreline and resorts

Snorkling, Kayaking and Paddle boarding are examples of many activities enjoyed outside the resorts to the north of kite beach, there is a clear line of buoys marking a boundary that riders should stay clear of.

Give way to other water users

Located on the east side of the island surrounded by multiple dive companies with large boats as the most nimble water craft riders should always give way to boats and stay well clear, This applies to all motorised craft.

On the water

A kiter on a starboard tack (right hand and shoulder forwards) has right of way.

A kiter on a port tack (left hand and shoulder forwards) must yield right of way (get out the way, pass downwind).

For two kiters on the same tack, the kiteboarder upwind must give way to the kitesurfer downwind.

Tips 

Don’t ever assume you have right of way or insist on taking it – the other kitesurfer or vessel may not know the right of way rule, or they may not be looking.

If two kites collide and the lines get tangled, throw your bar and release your safety immediately.  Two tangled kites have twice the power and no control. Under power, kite lines will abrade and cut each other.  If both kiters release their kites they are likely to separate themselves with little or no resulting damage.

Practice and familiarise yourself with variations of the self pack down ( emergency pack down ) – plan for the worst hope for the best.

If in doubt ask a local or instructor

Most importantly 

Stay safe, ride respectively, responsibly and have fun !

 

 

 

 

 

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07 Jun

Summer is officially here in Grand Cayman and it is hot hot hot!

An occasional sea breeze delivering 8-15 knots of wind providing a flat water foil playground and the rare Twin Tip session.

Foil Days, enjoying a slower pace of life.

 

November marks the beginning of windy season, through to April we can expect regular cold fronts delivering 18-30 knots of north easterly bliss. Still windy season remains a few months away these summer months can feel very long and frustrating for us kite folk. My advice would be to master the art of light wind kite flying, rest up, eat well and train, This way when November hits as a rider you will be physically and mentally prepared, thus increasing productivity on the water which equals higher stoke levels and increased bodacity! ( yes I just quoted kung fu panda ) Bodacity

Anyway back on track, in the lead up to November you can expect a series of blog posts focusing on kitesurfing tips and tricks covering a range of subjects from equipment to riding fundamentals. Hopefully these will be entertaining and prove useful.

Todays Post we will be breaking down the Twin Tip and taking a look into the top 4 features we need to factor in when selecting our chariot.

The top 4 ( ranked in order highest to lowest to consider )

1. Flex

2. Rocker

3. Concave

4. Fins + Channeling

Before we go into detail please bare in mind that the ride and feel of the board is unique to each rider, some may disagree with the following information. This is here to serve as a guideline with the goal to help individuals decision making process when purchasing a board easier.

1. Flex ( flexibility )

The flex of the board is determined by the construction, materials and thickness of the board. Many higher end boards will have multiple or a progressive flex pattern throughout the board. The basic principle of having a higher flex pattern results in a smoother ride as the board naturally absorbs vibrations and chop. The added comfort of a flexible board we sacrifice speed and performance as a stiffer board will plane faster and more efficiently through the water, this will take a higher physical toll which may be a large consideration for the rider. Previously mentioned a lot of  modern high end boards will have multiple or progressive flex patterns for example a stiffer centre section with increased flex in the tips resulting in the best of both worlds, with the increased performance and tech invested into these boards you can expect the price point to reflect the board.

2. Rocker ( curvature of the board tip to tail )

The rocker line of the board plays a huge part in the boards overall ride and will have an effect on the flex pattern of the board.

On average 75% of riders will purchase a board marketed by a brand an “all around” or “free ride” board these will have a medium rocker throughout the board. Riders looking at specific types of riding may opt for a specific high or low rocker line dependant on their riding style. A flat rocker will deliver higher riding speed which a lot of free style riders may opt for where as riders hitting natural or artificial features such as waves, kicker or sliders may prefer a high rocker line.

The rocker will have an effect on the low and high end of the board, flat rocker lines will have an increased low end due to increased surface contact, where as riders will be able to hold more power through a board with a higher rocker line as the board sits deeper in the water.

3. Concave  ( the interior geometry of the board )

The concave of the board will have a direct effect the boards water displacement, grip and riding speed, some concave examples ranging from basic flat or single concave boards to higher end boards that have advanced bottom shaping.

The advantages of a concave are a soft entry in choppy conditions and a relatively loose ride feel. Urban Legend might have us believe that a concave bottom planes earlier, which in theory is true but this definitely isn’t down to a mystical air-cushion or air water mixture that lifts the board out of the water. This section of air trapped underside of the board does provide a softer landing after jumps and on surface contact the pressure causes this cushion of air to expand.

4. Fins + Channeling

Now we come down to overall grip of the board, this can also be determined by rail shape and rocker line but the fundamentals lie with the Channeling and fin size of the board.

 

Channeling will not effect the riding speed or comfort of the board however it will increase the boards high end. Riders hitting artificial features such as rails, kickers or sliders will probably opt for a board with high channeling to eliminate the need to ride with fins. It comes down to personal preference but on average most riders want as much grip as possible to it would be advisable to look for decent bottom shape in your board choice however this will also be reflected in the price point. On the same category of grip, fins are often overlooked and most riders will be happy to ride the board for its whole lifetime on stock factory fins, again down to personal preference, riders who like to slide around and throw down some freestyle may opt for small ( 0.5″-1.5″) or no fins. Large fins ( 1.75″-2.5″ ) will provide maximum grip however the increased fin size may result in fin bite maximising the chance of wiping out on landing or simply catching a fin whilst riding.

Simple Summary

Like fine wine, art and jazz. Riding style, equipment and performance is subjective, one riders dream could be another’s nightmare. I encourage everyone to try as much equipment with various setups from as many brands as possible before purchasing. Remember just because Ruben Lenten is the boss and his setup is pimpin and you will look cool setting up, you don’t want to be a kook on the water and purchase equipment you cant use. A little time and research will go along way, I hope you have enjoyed this read, any questions can be sent directly to White Sand at [email protected] or through the White Sand facebook page.

Stay tuned for the next post which will cover various kite platforms and how they impact our riding experience, until then enjoy this roasting pot we call Cayman, wear sunscreen drink water and take it easy.

Ta

 

Jamie

 

 

 

 

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07 Jun

Windy season is fast approaching and brands are dropping new products every week!

It is very easy to get lost and confused with all of the ongoing technology, innovation and equipment advancements and purchasing new equipment can be intimidating especially when it comes to selecting your kite or quiver of choice. This is why Tips and Tricks No2 will be focusing on our beloved kites with the aim to give a basic breakdown and aid your selection process.

To start it is always worth taking a step back and being realistic with your riding level and then thinking about your riding goals or direction in the future. Look at the surfing industry for example and how many beginners purchase short boards as this is the shape the professionals, heroes and role models use, however it is a very unpractical shape for a first board and would hold your progression back, just food for thought . . .  Luckily for the the consumers in our kite market the advancements in equipment have resulted in safer, more user friendly equipment with larger de-power ranges and more all around performance thus resulting in the “jack of all trades kite” these models will satisfy 75% of the market, fantastic kites to start on and have accessible performance that will help you progress when you need to.

Before we look into examples of these kites lets look into kites in general, over the years there have been countless designs and trends in the market, excluding foil kites, now we are seeing three main categories of LEI ( leading edge inflatable ) – (Inflatable kites )

I will be using the Cabrinha range for examples for these kites.

SLE Kites ( swept leading edge kites )

This is the most common kite you will see on the water and all brands will have one or multiple models incorporating this design, essentially we are looking at a curved leading edge with the support of a bridle, these kites have smooth power, predictable handling, easy relaunch due to the swept leading edge and a large de-power range.

 

The Radar is a prefect example, a curved leading edge accompanied by a supporting bridle.

 

 

 

C kites

The competition standard ! the model you will see most freestyle and free ride professionals using due to their direct steering and feedback in flight, this comes down to direct connection between the flying lines and the wingtip attachment points, to provide support to the centre of the leading edge most modern C kites come configured in a 5 or 6 line setup. These kites have very square wingtips and a very flat leading edge profile. The direct connection and boxed wingtips do result in increased performance but also having to compromise by sacrificing de-power and user friendlies.

Squared wingtips and direct attachment with the support of a 6 line configuration displayed on the Cabrinha Chaos in the above images.

Open C ( bridled C )

Fast becoming a riders favourite encompassing the outline of a C kite with the support of a leading edge bridle resulting in a fast kite with direct feedback along with the de-power and smooth handling of a bridled kite.

The Cabrinha FX is a perfect example of this.

 

 

Flat leading edge profile, relatively squared wingtips with the support of a multiple point leading edge support bridle.

 

 

 

We have now covered the basics however the list continues as their are many sub categories for different riding disciplines such as surf, free ride, big air, race etc. A large factor that defines a kites performance characteristic is the aspect ratio ( the kites width to length ratio )

High aspect kites which normally look Long and thin. Are less immediately powerful, but generate more power per square metre when moving. They have better upwind, go faster and have more lift, float and glide. Sounds great so far but again you have to compromise through slower turning  and less depower at the bar when powered up. They are also harder to relaunch due to the length of the kite. Race kite and big air kites are generally high aspect.

A good example of a high aspect kite is the new Cabrinha Apollo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Low aspect kites are visibly Shorter and wide.
They turn quickly, relaunch easily, have less less lift and float but have more depower a the bar.
They also drift down wind well making them great wave kite. learners kites are typically low aspect kites as they are wider they sit further back in the wind window resulting in easier to access power and low end grunt, this also makes for a very easy point and go kite as less piloting is required.  We can use the Cabrinha Radar again for this example but also the Cabrinha Drifter ( wave kite )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take a look at the below picture showcasing a good visual comparison between the aspect ratio of the Apollo and Radar

 

 

 

A medium aspect kite is our “jack of all trades” kite that doesn’t excel at any one feature but is performs across the board. Freeride/freestyle kites are usually medium aspect.

The Cabrinha Switchblade is a very good example.

Medium aspect, swept leading edge supported by a bridle with direct attachment on the trailing edge. Personal opinion . . . this is the free riders dream and go to kite !

 

 

 

 

Now how do we define brands . . . now most brands utilise similar construction methods, each brand offers kites that fit all categories for all riders. At White Sand kitesurfing we use Cabrinha as they supply a premium product that can last multiple seasons if treated with respect. Don’t take our word for it though, try before you buy and forge your own opinion. One riders Nissan Micra might be another riders Ferrari, visa versa. So get out there, get your hands on as much equipment as you can, fly as often as you can and soon you will formulate an idea of whats right for you !

If your in Cayman and you want to demo some Cabrinha products let us know.

I hope this blog has acted as rough guide and makes your kite selection process easier. If you have any questions give us a shout.

Happy shredding

Jamie

 

 

 

 

 

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07 Jun

Living on this beautiful white sand island with turquoise blue waters as kitesurfers it would be a shame not to make the most of your water time. From the occasional session in the summer season to regular session through windy season we want to boost our performance when we get the chance to hit the water and shred !

 

 

From the office bound monthly rider, the weekend warrior or the serial shredder, or . . .  The laid back cruiser, the wave slasher or big air junky, below I will list some tips and tricks with the aim to boost and maximise your performance on the water regardless of what you are doing or how you are riding.

Stance fundamentals, speaking as an instructor and coach I receive countless riders looking to improve a certain aspect of their riding or pick up a certain trick. However their basic riding stance is incorrect, out of line and inefficient which will prevent basic progression and can easily lead to long term injury and pain. I encourage you as riders to observe others stances and try get some footage of your own riding as this is one of the best ways of identifying faults which is the first step to progression.

Incorrect stance 1 –  ( captain restroom ) aka the toilet rider aka pooh stance

This is very common, to compensate from the intense pull produced by the kite many riders will try and sit against the power which creating a lower back focal point that can very quickly lead to lower back pain and long term damage. To prevent or fix this I encourage riders to open them self up, stay square with the kite, keep your shoulders wide, hips and legs open, bend your knees and rotate in the direction that your kite is pulling you in.

A good exercise to help correcting this, take a wide stance if you can lay your twin tip on the floor ( mind the fins ) bend your knees, keep your upper body straight and hold an object in front of you around chest level, then rotate to the left then right. Visualise this motion and apply it to your riding. You will see and probably feel noticeable results.

Incorrect stance 2 – The plow

A similar situation where the rider tries to resist the power of the kite, this time instead of sitting backward the rider applies to much back foot pressure thus pushing the back of the board down into the water ( creating an anchor )

Look at example B in the above picture, visualise your board slicing through the water, our board will work most efficiently if they are ridden relatively flat through the water, increasing surface area results in easier plaining. As you are riding keep both legs nice and open and apply equal pressure to correct this.

Tip 1 – differentiate back foot pressure and heel side rail engagement to grasp a better idea of how your board is plaining through the water.

Tip 2 – Ride with your kite slightly higher in the window, this will slow your riding speed down, provide a little more vertical lift and give you more time to concentrate on your stance.

Physical boosters 

No matter if you are cruising, hitting waves, throwing down some free style or just sending it we are constantly rotating around our mid section, the stronger our core is the easier it will be to maintain power and recover. This is not saying 100 sit ups per day will be beneficial however you will find huge benefits by frequently engaging your core and stabilisers through motions such as plank holds, front squats, deadlifts and leg raises to name a few.

If you are pushing your unhooked riding it is advisable to throw in some basic compound upper body movement in such as pull ups, dips and push ups.

Flexibility is vital for performing on the water and recovering after your sessions it will also prevent some muscle based injuries from riding. stretching pre and post session is advisable.

Mental boosters

Visualisation is a very powerfull tool, from your first water starts to fully powered kite loops it is worth taking time and mentally going through the steps required to execute whatever you are currently working on. Any time of day and before your session work best for me, I encourage my students to make mental checklists of skills and kite/body motions required to get to their objective and then slow things down until the muscle memory starts to kick in. Reflection post session also will help an individual understand what, how and why when it comes to executing new motions/tricks.

 

Hope this serves as an interesting read and aids performance.

 

Happy Shredding

ta

Jamie

 

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07 Jun

From flat shallow waters to wave spots delivering decent swell we are blessed with world class riding conditions here in Grand Cayman. However what we lack are open spaces to launch and land our kites which create a dangerous ( sketchy ) launching and landing environment, in this blog we will look at some tips to make your sessions and riding safer thus resulting in increased stoke levels.

Wikipidia – Safety is the state of being “safe”

Now we have established what safety is, look at this chart !

So it is clear, increased safety results in higher levels of stoke, so how do we achieve this ?

Site Selection

When arriving to a location, regular spot or new it is important to carry out a site selection, beginners should mindfully carry out an exercise like this and over time it will become second nature. A site selection is a overview of environment and conditions such as . . .

Wind speed, Wind direction, Water condition, Current, Other water users, Obstacles upwind and downwind, launching space, other riders ( help if required ) the list goes on.

Lets start with wind speed, this will dictate what equipment you will opt for. If there are other kite surfers riding, spend five watching their kites ( look at what sizes other riders are using ) If they are S turning their kites ( power strokes ) they will be underpowered, if their kites are parked and delivering a steady pull the rider will be powered. This can help when selecting what size to go out on. If you only have one kite for example a 12m and other riders are using 7m’s perhaps its not the day for you . . .

Wind direction is equally important as it can dictate if conditions are safe or no to go out in, and can completely change the riding geometry of a location. Cross shore and Cross onshore are the safest wind directions to fly in. Onshore winds can provide challenging conditions for beginners as it is harder to create distance between the rider and shoreline ( onshore conditions will test the riders upwind skills ) and finally off shore conditions are best left alone ( unless you want a long cheap trip to one of the sister islands ) ass downwind will drag you directly away from the land.

If you are no familiar with wind direction and this terminology please view image below.

Lets continue with Water Condition, this can be impacted and changed on a daily basis due to wind direction, swell and current. Certain days you may notice the riding environment to be particularly choppy, perhaps even waves are breaking where they don’t normally, objects are floating ( driftwood for example ). If this is the case, if in doubt don’t go out.

Current is the invisible force that not many are aware of, if the current is moving in the same direction as the wind this will take power out of your riding speed and can easily take you on a downwind decent, however if the current is flowing in the opposite direction ( can happen but quite rare ) this can result in being very powered. Tip – watch the movement and flow of the water and if unsure ask other riders.

Other water users depending on where you are riding on the island or in general, you will find there to be different levels of other water users or water traffic, as a rule of thumb keep good distance ( at least two kite line lengths ) and give priority.

Obstacles upwind and downwind are very important to factor in ( dependant on wind direction ) the shoreline being the biggest factor when looking downwind at most locations however, other water users, docks, coral heads, water based signs and poles also are worth keeping an eye out for. Upwind obstacles can create wind shadow and turbulent winds, the ratio for wind shadow being 1-7 so each foot of clearance will cause 7 feet of wind shadow downwind. Kitesurfing downwind of cruise ships is not advised ! when it comes to turbulence we require at least 100 ft worth of clearance before the wind starts to smooth out. It is worth looking all around you when arriving to a location to see whats going on.

Launching space, most beaches here in Cayman provide small launching spaces, it is advisable to do sea side based launches ( depending on wind direction ) you will launch your kite on the side of the window thats closest to the shoreline so if the kite powers up it will drag you into the water opposed to into the land ( that hurts ) and visa versa when landing make sure you being your kite down land side and have someone to grab your kite ( or self land in lighter winds ). If there are other riders around there is no reason to self launch or self land.

To Finnish of with, arguably the most important Other riders or help, There might be a reason no one else is riding, if there are others out ask how their session has been, ask what the winds like and what size kite they where on, having others around you also acts as support if you find yourself in trouble. If no one is out and your in doubt, again don’t go out.  Also having help around, this can be locals, friends or family or other riders, these can assist when launching and landing and will serve as a spare set of hands if your session takes a turn for the worse.

Tip – Talk to locals and other riders, often they will have the best knowledge when scoping a new location. Kitesurfing is all about fun, a good site selection can take 5 minutes and can drastically reduce the chances of anything happening. Kitesurfing is also a sport with countless variables, some can be influenced and controlled by riders and some simply cannot. Take your time, use your eyes and ears and make the most of your water time by incorporating these tips into your session.

Any questions give me a holler

ta

Jamie

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07 Jun

Our Tour 

Our popular bioluminescence tours set out from Starfish point carpark every evening ( departure times vary depending on time of year ) for 20 days of each month. Our tour consists of a moderate 20-30 minute kayak from Starfish point towards Finger point into what we know as the Bio Bay. A brief 10 minute stop is made on a sandbar to the left hand side of the channel running into the bay giving guest a chance to relax, before venturing on into the bay. On average 20-30 minutes of the tour is spent in the bay experiencing the bioluminescent plankton followed by the return journey back to Starfish point carpark. Typical tour time is around 1hr 30 to 1hr 45

What can you expect ? 

Information regarding Caymans ecosystem and awareness

An educational tour where individuals can learn the mechanics and purpose of the bioluminescence

The unique experience of kayaking in the evening and around sunset

The feeling of floating on water with our clear glass bottom kayaks

Clear dark skies with reduced light pollution, providing a fantastic canopy for stargazing

Experiencing the bioluminescent plankton in a very high concentration

Factors to consider

Our tour consists of a moderate kayak in the dark, it is advisable that individuals have previous kayak experience

The bioluminescent plankton varies day to day and is dependant on weather patterns

We can only run tours for a specified range of dates per month due to the effect the moon has

What do you need

Bring some water, a change of clothes, towel (some guests prefer to wear a swim suit ) and of course a big smile with accompanied with lots of energy and excitement, so come join us and experience this awesome glowing bay, it truly is a one of a kind experience.

For more information regarding this tour or our other services contact us here

 

 

 

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06 Jun

White Sand Kite Surfing is now offering certification with the IKO ( international kitesurfing organisation )

The IKO certification ranges from basic kite setup and site selection to advanced sliding transitions and toe side riding. The beauty of this certification method is that it is ongoing, there is no pass or fail, it is structured on acquiring theoretical and practical skills that aid progression to the next level ( skill set ).

Riders can come and prove there skill level to obtain a certification at their current level or individuals can work to a certain level, obtain their certification card and take it to another IKO school to further their certification. Once a certification is acquired riders will have access to a large global network of IKO locations, online resources and an Internationally recognised riding standard.

Certifications will come with a certification fee dependant on level.

White Sand Kitesurfing still can offer PASA certification ( professional air sports association ) if preferred.

For more information contact us here

For Information regarding IKO skill levels please look here

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06 Jun

Stand up paddle boarding (SUP) offers a fun way to play on the water, with the added benefit of a full-body workout. With a little time and practice the majority will nail the basics within a few tries, however . . .

Before you head out on the water for the first time, it’s helpful to know a little bit about SUP gear and basic technique to avoid injury. To get started paddle boarding, you’ll want to learn the following.

How to get geared up to SUP

Of course we need our board and our paddle, if your board has a leash a life jacket is not essential as you will be attached to a large floating board, if the board has no leash a life jacket is advisable.

It is worth looking at conditions that you intend on paddling in, currents, wind and waves have a large effect on your SUP experience so worth taking five minutes to scope your playing field, if in doubt don’t go out !

Basic SUP paddling techniques

A grip just over shoulder width will work for the average paddler, it helps to keep a focal point and an upright position to aid stability. Make sure the scoop of the paddle blade is backwards and your paddle strokes are in line with the rail of the board, this will aid you in paddling in a straight line instead of spending hours making circles. You will need to switch sides normally about 5-7 paddle strokes per side will keep you fairly straight.

Keeping your feet shoulder width with an upright position will not only aid in stability but will also prevent injury, as a large percentage of beginners will pivot forward around their hips which creates a focal point in the lower back which can lead to lower back pain and eventually injury.

A few helpful tips for your first SUP outing 

Pick a calm day, don’t go solo ( try find a SUP buddy ), If your route requires that you paddle into the wind, do so on your way out so you can get a boost from the wind on the way back when you’re getting tired. And finally keep track of your time to avoid over exertion.

To wrap things up 

Stand Up Paddle Boarding is a fantastic sport that is easily accessible to the masses, it does not take long to develop confidence on a paddle board and with a bit of practice you will find that the sport is a gate way to the ocean and expanses of water that you are free to explore. Also once the basics are dialed there are a number of routes and disciplines you can take the sport, from wave riding, racing, exploring, hydro foiling and white water riding paddle boarding arguably is the gateway board sport to explore the seas.

White Sand Water Sports offers paddle board rentals from 1hr sessions to weeklong rentals with island wide delivery service, for any more information or if you are interested in taking to the water on a paddle board on your Cayman vacation contact us here

 

 

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06 Jun

Our beautiful white sand beaches with clear blue waters, protected by a barrier reef that stretches round the east end of the island, these conditions offer a water sports playground like no other !

Our office located at the Wyndham resort in east end is where you can find us however our services are carried out at multiple locations, this blog will explore the services that we offer at White Sand water sports and should give you a reason to choose us as your water sports provider.

We are a small tight nit team, a relatively humble bunch of beings and to summarise your standard bunch of beach folk. Normally you can find us playing with toys on the beach or in the office talking about playing with toys on the beach, watching a few surf films or discussing surfing.

Location 1 – The Office ( Wyndham Reef ) 

Unless they are doing paddle board and kayak deliveries ( Island wide delivery ! ) the office is normally where you will find boss man 1 and 2 Alan and Dave, unless they are discussing surfing, property or politics they will happily assist you with your activity choice ( or if you just want a chat )

Services offered at this location include our jet ski tours, we offer snorkel and adventure tours for single and double riders.

We offer paddle board and kayak rental from our office location as well as delivery options. Snorkel rental also available for daily and weekly rental.

We offer a Snorkel tour from our pontoon boat, equipped with slides, this is available for tours and private charters and is great fun for family and large groups with a max capacity of 16, the 2 level boat comes equipped with music and slides and you are more than welcome to bring beverages on board. Dependant on the weather conditions our pontoon boat will depart from the Wyndham Reef resort or our second location White Sands Beach aka Kite Beach

Location 2 – White Sands Beach aka Kite Beach

Our private beach situated just south of the Morritts resort, it is a 2 min drive from our office location and a 10-15 min walk. The beach is open to all, so if you fancy a change of scenery, somewhere to chill out or somewhere to kick back and take in the beautiful view our beach has to offer come along, all we ask if some environmental consciousness.

However if a faster pace of life is your thing this is the place to be. This is the home of White Sand Diving and our kitesurfing school !

Our qualified and experienced staff will take good care of you if your are opting to take to the deep blue or take to the skies you will be in safe friendly hands. El Capitan Mr George is the manager of White Sand Diving, the dive boat, has a maximum capacity of 8 which results in a closer and more personalised experience, we can take you to any of the dive sites around east end ( dependant on weather conditions ) and diving on the west end of the island is also an option.

An alternative way of taking to the skies is with our jetovator which is typically ran from our beach location, this is a safer easier alternative to the jet board with a larger sense of instant gratification.

Location 3 – Kaibo + Starfish point 

Join us at Kaibo for our popular stingray city snorkel tour, we run this tour from Kaibo Yacht club at 7AM 10AM and 2PM.

We will take you to the famous stingray city sandbar that is situated in

the middle of the north sound, this is where you can walk, swim and feed these amazing fish, we then take you to the barrier reef where we can find alot of shallow coral heads that offer an incredible snorkeling experience! average tour time is between 2:00 – 2:30 hours, we also offer private charters.

 

And to finish lets look at our evening bioluminescence tour is ran just along from Kaibo at Starfish point. The bioluminescence aka bio is an amazing spectacle that amazes again and again, to emphasise this experience we provide clear glass bottom kayaks that give the feeling of floating on water, tour times are dependant on time of year and the tours can only be ran for 20 days per month so best to enquire early.

So . . . Come join us, we are slightly smaller than the rest but this allows us to customise our services to the individual which results in a unique custom, better experience with increased focus on you!

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