Thursday, December 12, 2013

Kitesurf Girls Colombia

Colombia is already known for having beautiful girls.

But what could be better than a couple of beautiful Colombian girls that kitesurf?
Not much really.

Below, check out this video of Colombian kitegirls Stephany Leon, Andrea Guzman and Ana Maria Montoya kitesurfing in Lake Calima near Cali, Colombia.

Lago Calima is windy over 325 days per year, because of the thermal effect that funnels wind from the mountains into the lake.

For kitesurfing, windsurfing rentals and lessons, check out PESCAO Windsurfing School.
They also can facilitate lodging options and equipment storage.

Kitegirls from Reportaje 360 on Vimeo.

SUP, Windsurfing, Kitesurfing in Castillo de Salgar, Colombia

The windsurfing and StandUp Paddlesurfing around Barranquilla are excellent, specially during the windy season running from December through April.

But there can also be some nice days in the pre-season months.

Here is a video showing the SUP, windsurfing and kitesurfing potential in Salgar (Castillo de Salgar) in the pre-season month of October.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Paraisurf Colombia Surfing Photos

Check out Paraisurf's facebook page and their photos of the beautiful waves of the Colombian Pacific ocean.

Paraisurf (Yeyo and Angela) organize surfing trips to the best waves around Nuqui in the Pacific coast of Colombia:

Call Yeyo and Angela at 011-57-312-765-0737 to organize a trip.

El Chorro, the most beautiful right in Colombia

Pico de Loro:

Windsurf Photos Colombia

Here are a couple of pictures of some famous professional windsurfers from around the world enjoying the excellent windy and wavy conditions of the Colombian Caribbean:

Venezuelan Gollito Estredo (4x World Freestyle Champion) in Puerto Velero:

Canadian freestyle professional Phil Soltysiak jumping in Cartagena:

Austrian Michi Rossmeier and Phil Soltysiak flat water freestyle in Cabo de la Vela:

High air jump in Puerto Velero waves:

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Rebel.TV Kitesurfing Isla Baru, Santa Veronica, Cartagena, Cabo de la Vela, Colombia

Rebel.TV, which is an online extreme sports channel put out a couple of video segments on kitesurfing in Colombia.

French professional kitesurfer Adrien Carter Millon takes us on a tour of the best kitesurfing spots in Cartagena, Isla Baru, Puerto Velero, Santa Veronica and Cabo de la Vela:


Puerto Velero and Isla Baru:

Santa Veronica and Cabo de la Vela

Friday, October 18, 2013

Windsurfing Videos in Salgar / Barranquilla Colombia

Here are 3 videos which show the windsurfing wavesailing potential of Salgar, Colombia:

Sailors are Javier Lazaro and Omar Castro

Fail Jump:

Travelocity Let's Roam Colombia with Courtney Scott

Travelocity - the travel and booking website was in Colombia in July 2013 filming a series o videos on several great spots in Colombia, such as Cartagena, Rosario Islands, Medellin, and Cocora Valley.

Beautiful Courtney Scott hosted the videos, which you can view below:


Rosario Islands:

Medellin Colombia Moda:

Cocora Valley and Salento:

Medellin Flower Fair:

Dancing in Medellin: Showcases Surfing in Colombia is a really good new website that showcases surfing in Colombia with great surfing photos, surfing news and videos.

Check out these insane photos of the waves going off in Santa Marta, in el Rodadero during a "Mar de Leva".  Also check out the photos of Castillo Grande spot in Cartagena, and then Nuqui in the Pacific Coast.  All photo credits are from

 Santa Marta, Colombia - El Rodadero

Castillo Grande, Cartagena


Surf Trip Nuqui, Colombia Pacific Ocean

Surf Trip to Nuqui, Colombia with Jota Salazar:

Photos and video are below:

Surfing Castillo Grande Cartagena Colombia

Check out this video of surfers in Castillo Grande in Cartagena

Castillo Grande Swell from Diego Insignares on Vimeo.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Bogota's Flourishing Culinary & Food Scene

Bogota’s new culinary scene is flourishing; so much so that some big stars from the food world have come to city to check it out what all the buzz is about.

Anthony Bourdain’s new CNN show Parts Unknown - Colombia featured some segments with Chef Tomas Rueda of TABULA restaurant in La Macarena neighborhood.  I ate there a couple of years, not knowing about the place, and I have to say that I was so impressed that I will never forget the Octopus with Rosemary dish I had. 

Conde Naste Traveler magazine also featured Bogota in the Frank Bruni’s article titled Colombia’s Culinary Comeback in one of its mothly publications.

Other notables Chefs, such as Todd English, Michael White of Marea and Osteria Marini in Manhattan, Ferran Adria of El Bulli in Spain, Laurent Tourondel of BLT restaurant group, Jordan Salcito of Momofuku, have been in the city. 

Heck, even Martha Stewart was in Bogota and Medellin.  Check out her Blog entries here:  Day 1, Day 1 Part 2, Day 2,  Day 3 Bogota Artists

In part this is due to the success of the yearly Bogota Wine and Food Festival - created by Colombian sisters Gaileen and Iris Quinn – which has brought in Top Chefs from around the world.  In return those chefs have gone back to their countries and spread the word about Bogota’s emerging food scene. 

In another part, it also due to the long list of Colombian chefs who trained in Europe and the United States at world-renowned restaurants, and have now returned to Bogota to open up their own eateries.  Above video from Vice News is a testament to that, as Chef Daniel Castaño (who worked with Mario Batali in NY) of Gordo, gives us a culinary tour of the best up-and-coming restaurants in Bogota.