The South American continent is an Aladdin’s cave of different cultures and geography, home to the world’s highest waterfall, Angel Falls in Venezuela; the largest river, the Amazon River; the longest mountain range, the Andes; the driest place on earth, the Atacama Desert; plus, of course, the largest rainforest, the Amazon Rainforest. The climate is mostly tropical, however the further south you go, the more temperate it becomes. South America is a varied destination for the kitesurfer. Costa Rica has extremely strong winds, whereas in Ecuador you are likely to find a gentler experience with massive downwinders. Brazil has a continuous, east/northeasterly wind, making it increasingly popular, while Argentina boasts a heady mix, calmer in the mornings, but becoming more exciting during the afternoons, when the infamous Zonda winds increase by the hour!