The ever-constant trade winds that make sailing in the British Virgin Islands such a delightful pastime are also ideal conditions for two adrenaline-inducing watersports: windsurfing and kiteboarding. While windsurfing is more of a surf-and-sail mashup—where the rider stands upright on the board—and kiteboarding has more in common with snowboarding’s stance and gear, both harness the power of the wind to send you zooming across the ocean’s surface, carving a course through swells and even (in the case of kiteboarding) getting some legitimately big air. Virgin Gorda’s protected North Sound is one popular spot, with rentals and lessons available through the Bitter End Yacht Club. Another notable outfitter is Anegada Beach Club, a newcomer on Anegada, the only island with coral reefs among the entire Virgin Islands’ volcanic chain.
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