Kiteboarders will now be able to enjoy their sport locally as part of a new one-year pilot program at Vancouver’s western-most beach.
The Vancouver Park Board has created a special launch zone at the far west end of Spanish Banks to accommodate recreational kiteboarders.
“Kiteboarding is gaining popularity worldwide and the Vancouver Park Board encourages a diverse range of sports,” says Park Board Commissioner Sarah Blyth. “Spanish Banks Extension is one of the best places to go kiteboarding when conditions are optimal, which is about eight or 10 times a summer.”
In the past, local kiteboarders had to go to Howe Sound in Squamish or Boundary Bay in Delta to enjoy their sport.
The Squamish Windsports Society, which had requested the special launch zone be created, is coordinating a public education campaign for both kiteboarders and the public, and will be on site during optimal kiteboarding days.
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