Finally a year long
project is finish!
Kite Beach in Bali is now
probably one of the best beaches in Asia to practice Kitesurfing.
Thanks to the investment
of the Japanese government the beach is been extended and is now a
whopping 300 meters long by 150 meters wide.
The edge of the
beach is now so much closer to the channel between Sanur and Turtle
Island that it makes much easier to kite in low tide...
What before was a 300
meters walk over wet sand and reef is now just a short stroll.
The beach extension is
actually an effort in fighting beach erosion! The Japanese
government together with the Indonesian government started this project
about 4 years ago and was divided in few phases.
The one that took care of
kite beach is the last one.
First they built waves
breaker in Nusa Dua, Sanur and now also in Tuban (the beach next to
the airport). Then they fill it with sand pumped from the ocean well
Kite beach purpose is to
be a sand deposit in case that in future they will need more sand to
refill more erosion. In the main time we rip the benefit!
Kite beach is located in
what is also called Mertasari Beach, the name of the close by Indu
at the southern point of Sanur Beach. No hotels are too close so
is an empty huge space with rarely any swimmer or beach goers there. PERFECT for US!!!
Now thanks to the Asian
Beach Games they also built a big parking, toilette and showers.
A DREAM COMING TRUE....
So like a fable the
stretch of beach that once we called Dirty Beach is now become a
great Kite Beach...
You can see the images of
the project in the going on the right side.. Just click on the
thumbnail to increase the size of the picture.
The white sac near the
water line are retainer and made of a kind of soft material that
make it quite easy to walk over.
Hope you enjoy the story.