Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Signs Why You Need a Vacation.Is vacation all you ever wanted? Whether it’s spending time out in nature or by the beach, down time is a must. Here at Boracay Adventures Inc. we offer the best and great activity to get your mind off of work and focused on fun. You may feel like you need to tough it out longer at work before taking some vacation time, but you’ve probably been toughing it out for too long now. So how do you know it’s time to take a vacation?
Can’t get work off your mind
Loss of motivation
Lack of sleep
There’s nothing like spending your days on the ocean to give yourself the vacation you need. If you’re looking for a best place to go then Choose Boracay Island for the best rest, refill and relax vacation journey. Contact and Book with Boracay Adventures Travel and Tours Inc. for less hassle vacay! :)
Monday, October 30, 2017
The Kiteboarding Adventure.
Kiteboarding (commonly refered toy as kite boarding, sky boarding, and kitesurfing) is an adventure watersport that consists of using a large steerable kite to pull yourself around on a board on top of the water. The kites are controlled through the bar and lines that connect to your harness, which is worn around your midsection. The kite can be flown specific patterns to generate power, and can even be used to jump high in the air. And when we say jump, we really mean it. Professional kiteboarders can jump 50 or 60 feet high and can easily float for hundreds of feet when the conditions are right. That's nearly 10 seconds of air time!
You might be saying, "Yea, but they need to be really strong and have built arms to do that!". Thankfully, that is a common misconception. The harness that you wear takes most of the brunt of the force, while your arms are free to steer the kite quite effortlessly. In other sports such as wake-boarding, you are required to hang onto the bar with all you're might in order to perform your tricks and ride. However, in kite-boarding, the power of the kite is directed straight to the hook on your harness which is near your center of gravity and allows you to use your body as leverage against the kite. This takes the load off your arms, which are used for steering, powering up, and de-powering the kite. When you pull the bar towards you it adds power, when you push the bar away you decrease power.
The kiteboarding equipment also offers several safety releases, which can be used to kill power in case of emergencies. The freedom that kiteboarding provides, while also having the ability to be safe and effortless, allows you to ride in most large bodies of water that have a steady breeze. Like a sailboat you can go any direction you want except directly into the wind. If you want to go upwind you can tack back and forth at about a 45 degree angle to the wind.
Kite Boarding Waterstart.
To begin kiteboarding the rider dives the kite in the direction he wants to ride to generate power and get up on the kiteboard. This is called the waterstart. Riding or skimming on the water is referred to as planing. To begin a waterstart, the kiteboarder points his kiteboard slightly downwind or chases the kite. After getting up on the kiteboard the kiteboarder turns upwind to avoid de-powering the kite by moving downwind to quickly.
The kiteboarder is constantly working to channel the pull of the wind at an angle such that he or she is moving perpendicular to the wind direction. If done successfully the kiteboarder is staying upwind. This is one of the first skills a new kiteboarder must learn. Later, by putting kite and board skills together the kiteboarder can actually work upwind. From there the host of turns (called transitions), moves and tricks seem to be endless with pros and amateurs constantly pushing the envelope.
Antiquated Kiteboarding Equipment.
Traditional kites are referred to as C-kites because of their C shape. Yes, you can learn on a c-kite but BEWARE there are drawbacks. Not to mention that you will have to buy two c-kites to get the wind range of one bow or SLE kite. C-kites tend to offer only a 20-30% de-power range which means if you lose control of the kite you will suffer 70-80% of the consequences. To be fair, many advanced and pro-kiteboarders choose to use c-kites because of specific flying characteristics that are not advantageous to the beginning kiteboarder. Wait to buy until after you learn! Would you buy a car without test driving it? Let's not jump the gun with kites either! There are many many different kinds of kites, bars, lines, boards and safety systems to choose from. Factors like what conditions you will be riding in, your weight and skill level all determine which kite is best for you. Your qualified kiteboarding instructor can be of definite help in qualifying which kiteboarding set-up is best for your needs.
About the Kiteboards.
For instructional purposes we use Litewave Wing and Spleene kiteboards. We have found that these kiteboards are easier for people to get up and ride. Plus, because they are big and long and wide, less power is required to get the kiteboarder up and moving. The school has a range of sizes depending on the kiteboarder's weight, abilities as well as the wind speed. Some kiteboards are similar to wakeboards with the fins moved out to the rails for improved tracking while riding on the edge. This type of board is referred to as a twin tip or bi-directional board because either end of the board can be in front depending on the direction of travel.
Other kiteboards look more like a surfboard with foot straps. Directional boards, as these are called are generally easier to ride than twin tips (esp. in light to mod. wind) because the fins are deeper and the volume of the board requires less power to support the kiteboarder's weight. Experienced windsurfers often find directional style boards much easier to get their first ride on because the shape and feel of the board are similar to a windsurf board.
Seat Harness: A seat harness has wrap-around and full-bottom support with leg loops. Seat harnesses are the most popular for beginning kiteboarders.
Waist Harness: The waist harness is a Wrap-around support with spreader bar fits on the kiteboarder's waist.
Impact Harness: Waist harness with a complete impact vest on top to protect the kiteboarder's chest, ribs and spine.
Boardshorts Harness: Seat harness integrated into a pair of boardshorts. These are second most popular for beginning kiteboarders.
Kiteboarding Safety Equipment.
Helmet: We suggest you buy a helmet which reflects the value of your head. If you prize your head don't buy a cheap helmet!
Sunglasses: Polarized to reduce glare off the water and UV sun protection. Also use straps to keep'em on and a floating device in case they come off!
Impact Vest/Personal Flotation Device: It's good to have flotation when kiteboarding in deep water. Advanced Kiteboarders often where impact vests to protect their ribs when learning tricks.
Booties: Getting a bad cut on your foot is a good way to end up on the beach watching your friends have fun. Kite Flyline Knife: Can be used in an emergency to cut kite lines.
How To Get Started Kiteboarding and Kitesurfing.
Taking lessons with a qualified instructor is a must and you can improve the amount of progress you achieve in your first lesson if you follow these simple steps.
STEP 1 Get a Trainer Kite and Video
The best thing to do first is to buy or rent a trainer kite or try an activity into any Travel and Tours company, and the instructional video to get the basics down ( if you don't want to wait don't worry, we have taught many people to kiteboard who had never flown a multi-line kite before). The trainer kite will teach you the controls, a basic understanding of the wind window, and how to generate power. The video is especially valuable because it will introduce you to concepts and terminology involved in kiteboarding that will allow you to move through the lessons efficiently while retaining more valuable information.
STEP 2 Ride a Board
If you haven’t already, try out any sort of a board sport: snowboard, surfboard, wakeboard, skateboard or balance board. If you can’t ride a board now it will be twice as hard to learn to ride a board on water while flying kite. When you have relative board skills you can concentrate more on flying the kite.
If you can't get your homework done before you come down you will most likely learn slower. Those who take these first steps to prepare before they get here consistently get up and ride sooner than those who don't.
STEP 3: Intro Kiteboarding Lesson
Next, is the first three hour kiteboarding lesson, in which you will learn the safety issues and systems, setup of the kite, launching and landing, the wind window and power stokes, water relaunching, self rescue and body dragging. At this point if you like to learn on your own, and don't mind the "walk of shame" back upwind, then you have the foundation skills to build on. Many decide that the convenience of boat support and the presence of an instructor are far too valuable to pass up. Often times those who have experience flying the trainer kite get their first chance to get up on the board because of the time saved by advancing through the lesson rapidly.
STEP 4: Waterstart Kiteboarding Lesson and Beyond
After the first hour kiteboarding lesson you will have a basic understanding of how to setup, launch and fly a kite. The second lesson is the an hour waterstart lesson and beyond, where you go out the Air Boat with a radio helmet and kites. Now we'll take those skills onto the water and work on body surfing, directional dragging, advanced kite control and water-starts. Once riding and later staying upwind, the learning curve accelerates VERY quickly. Many of our students who do 4 or more lessons finish with their first jumps, riding toe side and transitions.
Why Should I Take Kiteboarding Lessons?
Safety for yourself and the public. The huge kites used in kiteboarding are very dangerous in the hands of a person lacking instruction. Most spectators don't realize how much power a kite can generate. There’s a better chance you will stick with the sport. Many people try to teach themselves or learn from friends and end up quitting due to lack of thorough instructions and adequate safety. Kiteboard lessons may be expensive but kites and their accompanying equipment cost even more. Beginner kiters innocently thrash the gear they learn on so why not use the school’s instead of your own? Taking a lesson may allow you outgrow beginner gear and when you’re ready to buy you can jump into the intermediate gear.
Kiteboarding lessons are lead by certified instructors who strive to help create independent and safe riders. An experienced instructor will have knowledge, patience, and an ability to communicate. Each of these are essential to a safe learning environment. In the end, after saving yourself and innocent bystanders from possible kitemares, saving your friendships with other kiteboarders and saving time and money by learning and buying the right gear.
Book with Boracay Adventures Inc. now to experience Kiteboarding Fun and Safely! :)
Sunday, October 29, 2017
The Flyboard Adventure.
Have you ever wished you could fly like a superhero? Or swim like a dolphin? At Boracay Adventures Inc. we like making wishes come true! The Flyboard is what you’ve always been dreaming of. It is a water activity that takes you to the next level, in your quest for adrenaline, like no other adventure activities can.
Having the Flyboard, or rocket boots as we like to call them, strapped to your feet allows you to go up to heights of 30 feet in the air and dive under the water an shoot straight out again, exactly like a dolphin. Flyboard is an activity anyone can learn and only taking 5 – 10 mins. The experienced Flyboard instructors will train you before and during your experience and we guarantee you will fly.
The Flyboard is the newest extreme sport! It is an accessory that attaches to a PWC (Personal Watercraft) which gives the Flyboard propulsion through air and water. The propulsion is routed through the primary nozzle that attaches to the feet of the Flyboard user. Despite its intuitive use, the Flyboard is none the less an extreme sports gear to practice with great vigilance.
How Does It Work?
The PWC provides all of the propulsion for the Flyboard. Using a set of unique and patented adapters, inventor Franky Zapata of Zapata Racing, turned an ordinary watercraft into a Water Sports Sensation. The thrust from the PWC is routed through a long hose up to the Flyboard where a rider can divert and control that thrust to create any type of movement he/she desires. All of the thrust developed from the PWC is routed through the hose, so the PWC just follows behind the rider in trail giving you the freedom to go anywhere, even underwater. The Flyboard has its own buoyancy and therefore floats on the water allowing the rider more safety and easier time in the water prior to start. You can fly over the water, under the water, and have complete freedom to fly freestyle without the risk of getting hurt. We can assure you that the Flyboard is extremely SAFE. We have many options for anyone who would like to buy or try the Flyboard.
- Learning to operate the Flyboard is much easier than you might think. Many people ask us “how hard is it to fly?” When given proper instruction and the student can follow those instructions, almost anyone will start flying the Flyboard during their first 5 minutes in the water. After only 20 minutes in the water you could easily have basic control of your movements over the water. Some people will have a natural ability and a faster learning curve, but almost anyone will have a lot of fun during their first ride and it only gets better after each ride. Most people have found that they are twice as good on their second ride.
Things you have to know
Flyboard is Easy:
Flyboard is Safe:
Flyboard is Fun:
Book with us Now and Experience to fly like a Superhero and Swim like a Dolphin!
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Beach Camping Tips.Can you think of anything sweeter than waking up next to the pounding surf, breathing in that ocean air, and feeling that unparalleled connection with nature? Make your next beach camping trip a roaring success with these indispensable tips:
1. Bring Beach-Specific Supplies
As with any camping trip, you’re going to need the basics. Tent, tarp, sleeping bag, cooking tools… you know the drill. One helpful trick of the trade that applies especially well to beach camping? Bring along a dustpan and brush. You’ll be happy that you did when you’re able to brush off the sand and keep your sleeping quarters clean. Another helpful piece of gear are sand stakes. These handy little tools are meant to hold their ground in loose surfaces, saving you a lot of potential tent frustration.
2. Sun Prep is Essential
Because beaches, by their nature, tend to be alongside expansive bodies of water, you’re going to want to prepare yourself for the glaring sun that will inevitably reflect off the waves. If you’ve managed to secure a site with shade, amazing. If not, plan ahead. If you have the luxury of a car, consider adding a beach umbrella to your gear stash. It’ll be indispensable when the midday sun is beating down on you and you’ve got nowhere else to go. It’s also incredibly important to remember sunscreen and wide-brimmed hats. Nothing ruins a camping trip faster than a bad sunburn.
3. Track Those Tides
This one is applicable if you’re setting up camp beside the ocean and while it’s probably pretty obvious, it absolutely bears repeating. Before pitching your tent and building your bonfire, be absolutely positive that you are well away from the reaches of the water when it hits high tide. Familiarize yourself with the tides ahead of time and organize yourself accordingly. It may be tempting to set up shop right near the water but you’ll be singing a different tune when all your possessions are washed away after a particular aggressive wave.
4. Give Me Shelter
Even the most devoted sun worshippers can use a break every so often. And most of us can agree that some foods just taste better if they haven’t been sitting under powerful rays all morning. If you have the space, consider taking along a collapsible sun shelter which, in addition to providing some welcome shade, can be used as a refuge from mosquitoes and rain. Most sun shelters come with removable screen walls and are tall roomy enough to accommodate several campers, making them the ideal place to come together for meals, games of cards, or just breezy naps.
5. Step Away From The Dunes
While they may be pretty to look at, sand dunes tend to house vulnerable vegetation that are easily (and negatively) affected by human interference. Additionally, the pose a risk as they are covered with shifting sand and rocks that can quickly slide down, creating a dangerous environment for everyone involved. Feel free to admire the dunes and marvel at their general awesomeness but for the their sake and yours, keep your hands, feet, and everything else to yourself.
6. Take It Inside
Even though the days may be hot and sunny, nights spent by the water tend to get foggy and damp pretty quickly. Before turning in for the night, pack away anything you’d prefer to keep dry and be sure to set up your rain fly. Unexpected storms, passing showers, or even heavy doses of dew can all make for an uncomfortable experience if you aren’t adequately prepared.
7. Know Your H20
Even though you’re surrounded by water, chances are you’ll need to pack a decent supply of your own, or invest in some water filters or purifying tablets before heading out. Sea water, because of its salt content, cannot be consumed. So unless you’re absolutely sure that there’s a fresh water source nearby, be sure to BYOW. If you’re camping near a lake, river, or stream, you still need to be cautious. Unless you’re at the source of a pristine, glacier-fed spring, you’re going to need to purify any water before drinking it, regardless of how clean it appears to be. It’s important to stay hydrated and in this case, it’s definitely better to be safe than sorry.
8. Stash Your Trash
Beaches are beautiful and your job, as a camper, is to help keep them that way. As with any campsite, you are responsible for your garbage and should be mindful of this when planning your trip. Cans and bottles are a hassle to transport and need to be brought back out so try to avoid using them in the first place. Consider packing some extra large freezer bags to use as trash receptacles—just remember that you need to take them with you at the end of your trip. Some parks provide you with garbage bags so find out beforehand whether the spot you’re going to offers this service. Be sure to check ahead to find out if there are any restricted items you should just leave at home. Happy beach camping!
Friday, October 27, 2017
Benefits Of Eating Seafoods.
Seafood is one of the popular delicacies and every people will always loved to eat it. Their taste is irresistible and the fact that the food has no age limit makes it an excellent choice for most households. Over the years, studies have shown an increase in consumption of seafood. Apart from its great taste, there are numerous health benefits driving this demand.
Why We Should Eat Sea foods?
Some of the key health benefits of eating seafood include:
Promotes Heart Health
Low CholesterolAlthough cholesterol is an essential part of our bodies, its levels must be balanced properly. Eating excess saturated fat increases the amount cholesterol levels. Fish and other types of seafood are one solution to this as they have very little saturated fat. Eat fish at least three times a week, and your cholesterol levels will fall significantly. Low cholesterol will have a huge impact on your heart’s health.
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