Post-Revolution Libyan Kitesurfers Reclaim Their Turf | Green Prophet

(Not a really big deal but nice pay off from revolution) For years, anyone who wanted to kite surf in Libya had a real challenge: beaches were under government control and many sports were outlawed. But now, 100 or so kite surfers in the country have reclaimed their turf, and even women are getting involved.

Jalal Elwalid is largely responsible for making kitesurfing such a popular sport in Libya, where the former regime outlawed certain sports, Brownbook Magazine reports.

He owns the country’s only dedicated kitesurfing shop in Gargaresh, an upscale Tripoli neighborhood, and recently arranged a gathering of some 30 surfers at Farwa Island.

via Post-Revolution Libyan Kitesurfers Reclaim Their Turf | Green Prophet.