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Roatan - Camp Bay

Hondurian Dreams

We had heard of kiting on Roatan somewhere in Mexico but actually never met someone who went there, so we decided to check it out. We were a bit early in the season and not so lucky with the winds, nevertheless we enjoyed it. Launching at Camp Bay is quite a challenge as there is not a lot of space and even when the winds are north easterly you might want to get support from the team for your first launches out between the trees. When the winds are easterly, Camp Bay is a bit under the wind from the island's hills. The solution is to go by boat to Santa Elena and ride there in the perfectly flat water. The trip as such is already worth it, through the mangroves and along the coast line and the team of Camp Bay Lodge makes it really a pleasant day. Pumping your kite, helping to launch you in the water and bringing you to a nice restaurant for lunch in a local village, only accessible by water. The winds are very smooth, except the one day we were able to ride westerly winds and the choice of riding inside or outside the reef give options for everyone with respect to the waves. Ground support is great and there is also a boat ready for you in case something goes wrong.

Camp Bay beach
Camp Bay beach

The public beach

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Getting ready on Santa Elena
Getting ready on Santa Elena

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Ulf on the 11
Ulf on the 11

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Camp Bay beach
Camp Bay beach

The public beach

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