It might sound like a bold statement, but Tel Aviv is more than the financial and technological heart of Israel.

It's a surf city, with fun point breaks, above-average beach breaks, and warm water.

Despite the multiple breakwaters that pop up every 100 yards or so, the third largest economic center in the Middle East pumps fantastic waves, and surfers abound.

And you don't even need a wetsuit.

Dimitri Maramenides, the founder and owner of Epic Kites, rode his kite a few hours before Hurricane Florence hit the East Coast of the United States.

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