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Let's Go Fly a Kite

This past weekend at Dadaepo beach, Busan held a kite festival.  I love Dadaepo, it's one of my favorite beaches in Busan.  First of all it's huge, and rarely busy, or at least it never seems busy because of its size.  Also it's pretty far south so a bit off the radar for most people and a really great place to go camping (we went camping twice on Dadaepo, and I hope to go again this year). 

Ulsan, from a kite - Temple

Ulsan, from a kite - Temple

I took this photo from a camera suspended from a kite line in Haksung Park, Ulsan.

Ulsan, from a kite - Daewongam Park

Ulsan, from a kite - Daewongam Park

I took this photo from a camera suspended from a kite line in Ulsan.

Ulsan, from a kite - Sunset

Ulsan, from a kite - Sunset

I took this photo from a camera suspended from a kite line in Ulsan alongside the Taewha river.  You can see the kite at the top/center of the photo! 

Ulsan, from a kite - Miniature

Ulsan, from a kite - Miniature

I took this photo from a camera suspended from a kite line in Ulsan, from a park near my apartment at the time.

Passed out - Ulsan Grand Park - From a kite

Passed out - Ulsan Grand Park - From a kite

I took this photo from a camera suspended from a kite line in Ulsan's Grand Park around noon.

Haeundae Beach - A Real Sand Castle - From a Kite

Haeundae Beach - A Real Sand Castle - From a Kite

I took this photo from a camera suspended from a kite line, it was during the big sandcastle event in Haeundae.  

Kiteboarding in Busan, Korea

See video

Not many people are aware but Busan happens to be a great place for kiteboarding. Many Koreans and foreigners kite almost year round (October - June) at beaches such as Dadaepo and Jinha. Kiteboarding is a new sport that is growing rapidly in popularity. In the last couple years Kiteboarding technology has adapted to increase the excitement and safety of the sport. 

Busan is lucky to have a great IKO certified instructor. Dongnam Ryu featured in this video has been Kiting for over 7 years and has taught many Koreans and foreigners. His calm demeanor and experience make him an excellent teacher. The kite crew at Dadaepo are incredibly supportive and great guys to be around. Don't be surprised if they have some Makali waiting for you when you get out of the water. 

With lessons starting at $100 for the first day you cant miss out on this opportunity.

 

Email namakorea@hotmail.com to inquire about lessons or kiteboarding information.


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