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Paros Kiteboarding

Kiteboarding is a combination of windsurfing, wakeboarding, surfing, skiing and paragliding all rolled into one. It is one of the extreme sports of the 21st century and is fast growing in popularity. Although still a relatively young sport, recent innovations in kite design and harness systems plus the professionalization of instruction has ensured that the safety of kiteboarding has increased considerably.

Many of the clubs which offer windsurfing along this eastern coast of Paros also offer kiteboarding instruction and equipment to rent or buy.

Paroskite Kiteboarding Centre: Kiteboard and Windsurfing Centre is located around 26km from Parikia, on the western side of the island at Pounda Beach, close to the little harbour for the boats to Antiparos. Don’t confuse this area with the huge holiday club resort of Pounda on the opposite eastern coast just up from New Golden Beach. The two places are quite different. Pounda beach has a very long sandy, windy beach with no obstructions to impede your kiteboard tuition. As such the beach has become an international kiteboarding location.

The Paroskite Kiteboarding centre was the first school in Greece to gain recognition by the International Kiteboarding Organisation (IKO) and the school strictly adheres to the IKO teaching standards. The Centre also is the official PKRA (Professional Kiteboard Riders Association) and KPWT (Kiteboard Pro World Tour) beach in Greece and consequently receives visits from very experienced kiteboarders from all over the globe. Tuition from fully registered and insured IO instructors is available for all levels, from beginners to advanced, and on completion students are certified according to the level they have reached with the IKO kite boarder card. To ensure absolute safety and peace of mind, a jet ski and rib boat rescue service is operated by the Centre for anyone who gets into difficulties. As well as kiteboarding and windsurfing, Paroskite also offer jet ski lessons.
 

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