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Sami Sayegh (03 702422) has been kiteflying for years and makes the perfect guide for first timers.
On windy days the skies of Batroun are swarming with the kites of surfers, a sign of the rise in popularity of kite flying in Lebanon recently. Tobia Kmeid, founder of Lebanon by Kite (lebanon-by-kite.com, 03 253624), has been kite surfing since 2001, founding his club in 2012. According to Kmeid, the sport is continuing to grow in Lebanon. He recommends “8 to 10 hours of instruction and then a lot of safe practice.” The best spots to practice are Colonel (Batroun), Canaria Beach (Tripoli), Palm Island, (off Tripoli) and Tyre public beach.