Long have I heard the tales of conquest beyond the American border to the north. Rumors of granite cracks stretching to the sky and beyond. I speak of course of the legendary Squamish. Land of bullet hard granite, soaring cliffs, and soft grades. Many climbers though, are not aware that Squamish is also home to a world class kiteboarding scene. The spit is famous among elite kiters for its flat water, steady wind, and stressful launch. Squamish is the only place I’ve ever kited where you have to pay to kite, so you might consider it the Gunks of kiting in that respect.