people

Vitaly Dobryansky – Russia's Kite-Surfing Pioneer

Stanitsa Blagoveshchenskaya in southern Russia used to be a typical destination for tourists just looking for a beach vacation. The appearance of kitesurfing – one of the youngest forms of sailing – changed the community’s atmosphere completely, making it almost unrecognizable. Every year, from May through October, a huge camp sets up on Bugasky spit. Hundreds of people go there just to go kitesurfing. This all began in 1998 when the first person to open a kitesurfing school, Vitaly Dobryansky, came to the spit. Nowadays the Russian kitesurfing championship is held in Stanitsa Blagoveshchenskaya every year.

Director Igor' Chernyshev

Year 2011

Duration 00:27:12

Director Igor' Chernyshev

Stanitsa Blagoveshchenskaya in southern Russia used to be a typical destination for tourists just looking for a beach vacation. The appearance of kitesurfing – one of the youngest forms of sailing – changed the community’s atmosphere completely, making it almost unrecognizable. Every year, from May through October, a huge camp sets up on Bugasky spit. Hundreds of people go there just to go kitesurfing. This all began in 1998 when the first person to open a kitesurfing school, Vitaly Dobryansky, came to the spit. Nowadays the Russian kitesurfing championship is held in Stanitsa Blagoveshchenskaya every year.

You may also like

Cuisine

Art-Buffet — Artists' Favorite Dishes

Cruises and Tours

Journey to the Manpupuner Plateau on the Northern Lights Train

Nature

Journey through the Teberdinsky nature reserve