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California Adventure Travelers and Sports - Cowabunga, but don't wipeout!



Cowabunga Kitesurfing near Piedras Blancas and San Simeon's Hearst Castle in San Luis Obispo County, California, an adventure traveler's choice.


Kite surfing is popular anyplace there are waves—and that includes nearly all of coastal California. As you head north from Seal Beach with its very own launch port, you’ll normally see some action along the cliffs near Carpinteria when the wind is blowing. Keep going and you’ll notice the wind really whips north of Lompoc and Santa Maria at San Luis Obispo County’s Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA), formerly Pismo Dunes SVRA. Located at the perimeter to an extremely popular beach destination where surfing and weddings hold equal appeal to the visitors to Pismo Beach, the dunes is a rare, hard-to-find opportunity to get on a motorized vehicle and ride on the sand at the beach, no less.


You’ll be hard pressed to find other sand dunes and State Vehicle Rec Areas at a beach. This is really enjoyable (gritty) and unique. We recommend you book beachfront hotel accommodations next door at Pismo Beach, or splurge and enjoy our hideaway at Shell Beach, the luxurious condo beachfront hotel rooms at Dolphin Bay.


While the contrast of fine digs and rough rides through the sand on ATVs, Hummers and other vehicles reign at this 15,000-acre Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes complex, a special bonus is the horseback riding opportunities and building bonfires on the sand. It’s old fashioned, the way much of California beaches used to be.


Also on the Central Coast just a wee bit further north near Hearst Castle and San Simeon, you'll discover the kite surfers and surfers like some Cowabunga with their sport. It's country, it's rustic, and it's absolutely the finest place to enjoy scenery, blue skies and ocean thrills.


The coast along Big Sur where steep mountains and cliffs dropped into the abyss, mellows as you enter Carmel and Monterey coast in Monterey County. In Marina you'll find a kite surfing and hang gliding place right on the beach to help get you flying through that fresh Monterey Bay air. It will be smooth sailing for quite some time and you continue northward to Santa Cruz, its outskirts where Davenport is extremely hang-glide friendly , and on up the coast where Mavericks surfing blows Hawaii away once a year when when the big waves (up to 60 feet) are the envy of every surfer, everywhere. The rule of the road for an elite list of invitees is if you can get there in time during the 24 hour window in which the contest is organized, you'll be in for the ride of a lifetime.


California Hang Gliding in the San Francisco bay region has several options for excitement at Mt. Tamalpais Tandem Flight, with spectacular views of Point Reyes peninsula and Stinson Beach. You can also check out Westlake Tandem flights over the San Francisco coast....More



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