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Total Immersion Spanish Lessons and Surfing in South America or, as They Say in Spanish, “Aprender Espa

Atlanta, GA (Vocus) July 28, 2010

LearnSpanishAndSurf joins EscapeArtist.com as a Strategic Media Partner to help educate their 400,000 subscribers to their EscapeFromAmericaMagazine about the opportunities and advantages for learning Spanish and taking surfing lessons in Central and South America off the warm coastal waters of Costa Rica and Ecuador. This dual opportunity for learning and pleasure offers students of all ages a once-in-a-lifetime and unforgettable experience for taking advantage of a total immersion opportunity.

EscapeArtist, the leading website for International travel, receives more than one million unique visitors a month from their global readership. Recently, EscapeArtist has received an increased interest from their readers regarding opportunities for ‘total immersion learning for Spanish,’ and are pleased to announce their new partnership with LearnSpanishAndSurf.com so their readers can, “Aprender espa


San Franciscos Kite Surfing Lessons by KiteTheBay offers Kids Camp Session

Treasure Island, CA (PRWEB) March 30, 2012

KiteTheBay, offering kite surfing lessons throughout the San Francisco area, is offering a Kids Camp to teach children the proper way to fly a kite and teach such activities as kite surfing and kite boarding. The aim is show kids how fun it can be to fly a kite and, when done correctly, it can be a life-long hobby.

To learn proper water techniques, KiteTheBay now uses a support boat and a KitePole to enable students to concentrate on achieving the proper body and board balance on the waters surface.

The use of the boat and the KitePole gives students a head start on the learning curve, said Capt. John von Tesmar, watersport enthusiast and head instructor at KiteTheBay. Kiteboarding is a sport that combines two activities, where one action will have an effect on something else. Awareness is key. Then its about building your skills and knowing how to link the kite-flying and the board-riding skills together.

During kiteboarding, also called kitesurfing, the kite provides the pull and lift needed for the surfer to move, while the board provides the platform on which the surfer stands on. Enhancing board skills early on guarantees a faster learning progression.

The support boat, christened Windseeker, is a 21-foot Yamaha jet boat equipped with a KitePole that helps students to develop proper board stance. Being hooked to the KitePole creates lift for the student while not needing to worry about steering the kite. This ensures students focus on mastering the right body and board posture, after which, they learn proper kite steering.

KiteTheBay has offered the most exciting and efficient kitesurfing lessons and scenic tours on the San Francisco Bay for years.

For more information about its teaching methods or any of KitetheBays services, call 415-295-KITE or view the company on the web at http://www.kitethebay.com.

About KiteTheBay

KiteTheBay offers the ultimate kitesurfing experiences on the bay with the Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco cityscape in the background. Its head instructor, Capt. John von Tesmar, is a PASA-certified, Level Three Instructor with 12 years of teaching experience. Capt. von Tesmar was issued a captains OUPV license by the U.S. Coast Guard in March of 2010.

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San Francisco Kiteboarding Lessons Company, KGB Kiteboarding Holds Swap Meet and Kiteboarding Gear Demo Day

Emeryville, CA (PRWEB) April 05, 2012

KGB Kiteboarding, San Franciscos authority on kiteboarding lessons, kiteboarding gear and kite surfing, will start monthly watersports swap meets off this spring with a meet on Saturday, April 21. Also held on that day will be a kite surfing product demo. The swap will start at 10 a.m. and last until 2 p.m. while the demo will take place from 1 to 8 p.m. During the swap meet, KGB will have many on-sale items in their fully stocked and recently expanded shop to choose from, as well as used or not so used equipment brought by watersport enthusiasts and customers. Interested people can come and shop from kiteboarding gear and other types of watersport equipment, like kayaks and windsurf rigs, so all kinds of people are welcome.

This is the first of what KGB plans on being monthly swap meets. If one cannot attend the April 21 event, they can attend the following swap meet, which will be on May 5 and then held the first Saturday of each month from June to September, weather permitting. There will be free coffee and donuts on hand, so its best to come early or theyll all be gone. The meets will be held in the parking and grassy area of KGBs newly expanded kiteboarding school and kite shop at 3310 Powell Street in Emeryville.

For the product demo day, representatives from many of the kiteboard brands that KGB stocks in the shop will be in attendance, with the latest equipment for customers to test out and ready to answer any questions they may have. Demo day will also be located at the IKO school, located at 3310 Powell Street in Emeryville, from noon to 8 p.m., wind dependent. The alternate date in case of the weather is April 22.

Customers, kiteboarders and potential new kiters are encouraged to come out to try all the new 2012 kiteboarding gear for free on April 21 or, at the very least, talk to our highly trained and experienced staff about this new and exciting watersport. Kiters wishing to try the gear out on the water will need to prove that they are experienced, independent kiteboarders to demo the kites and boards. There will be food, beverages and a DJ on hand. Visit our shop for directions to the nearby demo location. This upcoming demo and party event is shaping up to be one not to be missed. We have had requests from nearly all our vendors to be able to participate and we are expecting a large turnout, enthuses Royce Vaughn, KGB Kiteboarding proprietor and instructor.

For more information, please call 888-411-0732 or visit http://www.kgbswag.com.

About KGB Kiteboarding

KGB Kiteboarding is the San Francisco Bay Areas kiteboarding headquarters, where how to kiteboard is taught. It is the best source of everything kiteboarding, from enrolling for kiteboarding lessons to buying gear and repairing accessories. They teach snowkiting and powerkiting as well.


Kiteboarding Lessons What to Expect

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Kiteboarding Lessons What to Expect

Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) June 14, 2006

Kiteboarding lessons should be considered when attempting the sport for the first time. Newcomers to kiteboarding should expect to learn the basics on land before ever entering the water. Learning to fly a kite is a fundamental part of kiteboarding, this is usually done with a trainer kite of 2-5 meters. These kites can be used for training and landboarding, however, are not recommended for use in the water because they do not float. Kiteboarding also becomes a lesson in meteorology because of the requirement of steady winds. There are tales of minor shocks when kiteboarding in areas that are prone to lightning so always check the weather first. Side-shore winds at 12 knots or more are optimal for kiteboarding.

AKSA co-founder Logan Long states, “When thinking about getting into kiteboarding, it is important to consult with professionals. Kitesurfers who attempt the sport without receiving the proper training run the risk of damaging expensive equipment and getting hurt.”

American Kite Surfing Association (AKSA) is the leading organization for kite surfers in North America. Founded in 2006 by two extreme sport enthusiasts, membership is anticipated to exceed 30,000 before the end of the year. The purpose of the enterprise is to bring heightened awareness to this fast-growing, dynamic, and fun sport. A vast array of information, products, and techniques are available to the visitors of the AKSA website, http://www.kite-surfingusa.com. After more than a decade of popularity through Europe and Australia, active North American extreme sport athletes are recognizing the maximum adrenaline rush through kite surfing.

This dramatic interest in the athletically demanding sport has given AKSA founders encouragement about the value of their newly founded organization. AKSA will select 50 leading industry product manufacturers to highlight and profile throughout an extensive national media outreach campaign.

Cathi Long

Executive VP

American Kite Surfing Association



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