The 9th Annual Windvibes Watersports Tournament was held Sunday 5th July 2015 on Long Bay Beach, right here on our beautiful island of Providenciales in the Turks Caicos.
In the world of kiteboarding and windsurfing, Long Bay Beach is truly an undiscovered gem. Lying on the southern, windward side of the island of Providenciales, Long Bay Beach is blasted by regular and predictable winds.
The annual tournament is brainchild of local pro rider and homegrown hero, Hope LeVin. Still in her early twenties, Hope has been kiteboarding for half her life, and has helped transform Providenciales into an upcoming kiteboarding hotspot.
I can't say how humbled and excited I am to have been nominated for the AWSI Female Kiteboarder of The Year 2015 award!! The results will be announced at Surf Expo in September! I'm eternally grateful to my family and sponsors for helping and encouraging me to follow the wind around the world! @naish_kiteboarding @bigblueunlimited @visittci @bluesurftci #awsi #kiteboarding #turksandcaicos
The annual event is not limited to kiteboarding, but also includes kiteboarding, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, windsurfing and swimming. Spectators can even try out paddle boarding and kayaking during the day.
Combine the winds with the amazing turquoise waters and powdery white sand of the Turks and Caicos and you have a paradise for windsurfers on Long Bay Beach.
The turquoise waters seem to stretch out to infinity, making Long Bay Beach appear to be paradise on Earth.
The stunning blue hues of the seas around Providenciales are often called “unearthly.” Photographs alone don’t really convey the incredible beauty of the Turks and Caicos.
Thanks to the steady, predictable winds, kiteboarders at Long Bay Beach are never disappointed, and can catch a lot of air.
Cesca Pierce is one of the top women’s kiteboarders.
Kaja Kajkowska came in third during the day.
Some kiteboarder demonstrated some amazing tricks.
The day wasn’t limited just to kiteboarding. There was also a kayaking competition.
The event appealed to a wide range of spectators.
A large contingent of windsurfers also showed up to participate in the annual event at Long Bay Beach.
But, even after the event is over, the kiteboarders and windsurfers can still be found on Long Bay Beach, Turks and Caicos.