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Spanish kite surfing championships in Lanzarote

When we originally started this blog it was kite surfing that was our initial inspiration. Having dipped our toes into the world of extreme sports we realised that the subject encompassed so much more than just kite surfing.

And although we say ‘just’ kite surfing this extreme sport still holds a soft spot in our minds – it is without doubt one of the more ‘beautiful’ of the extreme sports. Not only does it look spectacular, is practiced by some very lovely people – both in mind and physical appearance –  but we also really appreciate the fact that it is an extreme activity that requires little more than the earth’s natural elements – water and wind.

So it is with pleasure that we announce that the Spanish Kitesurfing Championship started today  in Lanzarote and runs through to the 12th July.

And for those of you who don’t know, Lanzarote is one of the Canary Islands situated approximately 100 miles off the west coast of Africa and 800 miles south of Spain in the Atlantic.

Kite surfing has been regularly practiced by enthusiasts at the beach in Famara, on the north west coast of the island, which will also be the location for the Spanish Championships and will combine board-riding with parascending. Impressive aerial acrobatics will be evident above the waves.

The five day tournament will cover Freestyle, Race and Wave categories and has been opened for the first time to include Veterans or Masters at the sport. Participants compete within their group, according to age and gender, with prizes also due to be awarded to the best amateurs and Canarian competitors.

For your further enjoyment we are pleased to present this very cool kite surfing action from OutdoorAction – with big Atlantic surf and some strong consistent winds the action in Lanzarote is going to be just as hot!

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