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Where to go kitesurfing in February 2023

North America

  1. North America
  2. Bahamas
Bahamas - Snow Bay
The Kite Spot Snow Bay is one of the most famous beaches like Bonefish Bay and Long Bay at Columbus Monument and Grotto Beach at Sandy Point. The tropical island group consists of 700 breathtaking islands, of which just 30 are inhabited. Of these, San Salvador is the most extreme and therefore windiest. From November to May the island is supplied by the trade winds with a steady constant wind. In addition to the kitesurfing, windsurfing and sailing paradise, it is also extremely popular with divers, not least because it is surrounded by 4000 meters of water and a visibility of 50 m. Only about 1000 people live in San Salvador. There is the clearest water on earth with a visibility of over 60 meters. These secluded islands are home to incredibly pristine white beaches, the fine sand of which feels like velvet underfoot. If you are looking for an incredible perfect kite vacation in a relaxed atmosphere with a slightly larger budget, San Salvador is the right place for you!
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  2. Barbados
Barbados - Silver Sands & Silver Rocks
At the Kite Spot Silver Sands, it is above all the wave riders and freestylers who get their money's worth, as here the mighty Atlantic swell runs up against the coast of the Island Barbados. Fortunately, the shore is protected by numerous reefs, with a distance of about 250 m. The swell from the east breaks on a reef, offering the best conditions for extensive wave riding. Get the drums and Reggae beats for a laid back night live and enjoy the Caribbean flair. 
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  2. Barbados
Barbados - Long beach
The conditions at Long beach are similar to those at the Silver Sand and Silver Rocks Kite Spot. More space on the water and longer waves are especially beneficial for wave riders, where the powerful Old Atlantic swell breaks in. Numerous reefs provide good entry opportunities and a clean wave. At times the beach edge is covered in seaweed, but this should not deter you from going out on the water. 
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  2. Cayman Islands
Cayman Islands - Rum Point

Rum Point in Grand Cayman offers a fantastic flat water kitesurfing spot, with tons of space in the lagoon which is protected by an outer reef. Between here and Starfish Point you’ll find masses of space to ride but finding a spot to launch and land your kite can be the only challenge as a lot of the local beaches are private. The Cayman Islands are known for being a banking tax haven, but they also offer some great kitesurfing, so the next time you need to open an offshore account for some sweet tax avoidance why not combine it with a sick kitesurfing trip?

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  2. Cayman Islands
Cayman Islands - East End

East End is one of the more popular spots on Grand Cayman with shallow flat water, making it an ideal spot for beginners and freestyle kitesurfers alike. The reef about 1km offshore keeps the water nice and calm even when the trade wind blows, and the cross onshore wind means you should always find your way back to the beach. There are some small waves breaking over the reef a bit further out so if you are on a strapless kite surfboard then you can also have some fun here.

Grand Cayman is known for its many banks and status as a tax haven for the ultra rich, but the crystal clear water makes it a perfect diving and snorkelling spot, and it’s becoming more and more popular for kitesurfing due to its proximity to the USA and perfect kiteboarding conditions during the winter from November until April.

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  2. Cayman Islands
Cayman Islands - Barkers Beach
The kite spot Barkers Beach is a prime destination for kitesurfer communities. Located on the northwest coasts of Cayman Island, this beach is a secluded nook for solo trippers and gypsies. The area is huge, and there's enough shallow water for kiteboarding beginners. Barkers Beach resides in the heart of Barker's National Park, distant from George Town and Seven Mile Beach. This makes the spot a preferable place to escape all the city noise. If you want to spend some time in solace stocked at the magnificent beach-scapes, stroll around lazy, and kitesurf to your heart's content, say hi to Barker's Beach.
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  2. Cayman Islands
Cayman Islands - Point of Sand
During the European winter months, you can enjoy the best kite conditions. Kitesurfing on the Little Cayman Islands is about 80 kilometers northeast of Grand Cayman. In comparison, Little Cayman Island retained its Caribbean originality far away from mass tourism. There is a fairly big beach with plenty of space to launch. The beach is sand but beware of driftwood, especially if self launching. Little Cayman Island is just a short flight from Miami and even closer to Cuba. The kiteboarding happens on Little Cayman in picture perfect, warm, tropical Caribbean blue waters with reliable trade winds making this an ideal spot for easy progression and comfortable cruising.
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  2. Costa Rica
Costa Rica - Playa Copal

One of the windier places in Costa Rica, with 25+ knot winds, flat to choppy water and a long season. The kitesurf spot of Playa Copal is surrounded by national parks so it’s a great place to be if you want to see whales, turtles, monkeys, and a variety of birds in their natural habitat. It’s not a beach for other beach goers as it’s very remote and quiet, but if you enjoy the beauty of nature and just want to kite hard all day every day this could be a good option for you.

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  2. Cuba
Cuba - Santa Lucia

When you think of Cuba you probably have cigars and classic cars in mind, but there are some great kitesurfing spots too, one of which is Santa Lucia, an empty palm fringed beach with flat water close to shore and some little choppy waves breaking just a bit further off. Due to sitting in the trade winds it makes for a perfect kite spot from November to May, with steady wind conditions most days during that time. The water is crystal blue and the culture and history is something special, so there are plenty of good reasons to visit Cuba even if you aren’t just there for kitesurfing.

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  2. Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic - Cabarete Bay

Cabarete Bay, located on the Northern shoreline of the Dominican Republic is one of the world's best known kitesurf spots, with steady trade winds and an awesome vibe. Cabarete has grown from a solitary fishing village into something of a pilgrimage for many kitesurfers, with pros flocking there to train, and Cabarete even producing some of the world's best freestyle kiteboarders, such as Adeuri Corniel. The village is a paradise for groups, solo travelers and explorers, with a perfect blend of wind, surf, sun, palm trees and parties that is hard to beat. If you want to hang around the beaches barefoot and lazy, throw down your best freestyle kiteboarding, cruise off the beautiful beach, explore the jungle, or just drink a few nice cocktails and watch the pros, Cabarete is waiting for you!

Cabarete Bay offers a host of kite schools and surf training centers, but there are also plenty of other activities to enjoy as well. If you manage to drag your eyes off the beautiful beaches and take a stroll around the village alleys, you'll find plenty of cosy little restaurants, bars and hangouts, and lots of other kitesurfers to hang out with!

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  2. Mexico
Mexico - Los Barillas

Located on the shore of the Gulf of California, Los Barillas is one of the most beautiful beaches around Mexico. As a kitesurf spot, this heavenly nook will lead ahead of many. The natural diversity of landscape around the area has given birth to some truly amazing flora and fauna. For instance, between the coast of the Pacific and the sandy beaches of the Vermillion Sea, you will find mountain ranges covered with conifer trees, mangroves, as well as deserts. Retaining the colorful vibrance of the laid-back Mexican culture, this place attracts plenty of tourists and adventure seekers throughout the year.

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  2. Mexico
Mexico - Las Nubes

Causas Verdes is 120 kilometers (about two hours by road) from Comitán, Chiapas. Las Nubes is common cropland with 276 indigenous Tzotzil and Tzeltal people. They provide an exciting alternative to eco-tourism, which has helped them become one of the most successful businesses in the country in recent years. Las Nubes kitesurf spot is one of the few secret kite spots on the island where kitesurfing can be done on the shoreline. Apart from Hotel Las Nubes, located at the kite spot's start, it is the final hotel on the strip along the shore. A string of pure, untouched beaches with unique features make kitesurfing feasible without hassles and far away from the masses.

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  2. Mexico
Mexico - La Ventana

La Ventana, the magnificent kite spot, resides in the heart of the Sea of Cortez. Located in the mesmerizing Mexican territory, this place stands as a tiny fishing village and a secluded nook among all the vibrance and flair. With a golden sandy beach, glittering turquoise water, blending blue horizons, and desert-like ambiance, this place attracts solo trippers and nomads from all corners of the world. Keeping the authentic Mexican vibe alive, La Ventana identifies with a simple beach lifestyle and exotic Mexican cuisines. For kitesurfers, this place offers a perfect beach break, stable yet gusty Passat wind, and choppy to flat water with medium waves.

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  2. Nicaragua
Nicaragua - Playa Santa Cruz
The tropical island of Ometepe has great nature and the Kite Spot Playa Santa Cruz to offer. There is not much going on here, a long road along the beach has hotels, guesthouses and a kite school on site. This is exactly the right place to enjoy nature in a relaxed way.
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  2. Panama
Panama - Punta Chame

Punta Chame is a little tropical paradise in Panama, with multiple different flat water and small wave spots depending on the tide and the wind conditions, and a steady trade wind blowing from December until March. The vibe here is laid back with only kitesurfing and the local fishing village in the immediate area, but it’s growing in popularity among kitesurfers and you’ll generally always find a good crew here. 

As the local infrastructure isn’t so developed you shouldn’t come expecting 5 star luxury, but the idyllic kitesurfing more than makes up for it, and if you are after a relaxing kite holiday then this could be a really perfect spot.

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  2. Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago - Pigeon Point
The Kite Spot Pigeon Point on the island of Tobago convinces with white sandy beaches, crystal clear water, lonely bays, untouched tropical rainforest and a relaxed friendly atmosphere.  Mass tourism has not yet pitched its tents here. Kiteboarding in Caribbean dream scenery and a spaciounsness area at the Kite Spot Pigeon Point with its offshore reefs.

Africa

  1. Africa
  2. Cape Verde
Cape Verde - Ponta Preta

Ponta Preta is a gnarly but incredible wave spot, with a wave that breaks close to the rocks and with offshore wind, so it’s definitely for advanced kitesurfers only! If you are at a level to take this one on you’ll be stoked with the long pumping waves and perfect cross offshore wind direction. The waves can get really big here, and the launch isn’t exactly the easiest with a big shore break to get through, but it’s totally worth it for the kitesurfing conditions once you get out. The wave kitesurfing world tour has stopped here more than once, and it’s home to Mitu Monteiro and Airton Cozzolino, two of the best wave kitesurfers in the world. If you could name a reason they got so good, it might be having Ponta Preta on their doorstep!

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  2. Cape Verde
Cape Verde - Ponta Sino

Ponta Sino lies at the Western end of Kite Beach in Cape Verde, offering a mid size wave generally more suited to intermediate and advanced kitesurfers. The wind here blows cross or cross off shore so be careful not to kitesurf too far out past the point and into the open ocean. It’s one of the kite spots which is popular for jumping and freestyle, due to the waves breaking over a shallow reef with flat spots in between the waves. Kitesurfers wanting to jump should watch out for wave riders and vice versa.

Cape Verde itself is well known for its kitesurfing, and there are multiple local riders competing on the kitesurfing world tour. If you’re lucky you’ll get to see them in action in the waves, and if conditions are perfect you can head to Ponta Preta to watch or partake in some serious wave riding. Santa Maria is the local town where there is generally a really good vibe with all the kitesurfers hanging out in the evening, and the local seafood is as fresh as can be!

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  2. Cape Verde
Cape Verde - Praia Carlota
The island of Boa Vista with the Kite Spot Praia Carlota offers seemingly eternal sand dunes with clear water and red mountain scenery. For a quiet holiday, to switch off with a relaxed lifestyle of the islanders, Boa Vista and the Kite Spot Praia Carlota is just right. The fresh fish and seafood, prepared in a portugiese-african way, makes every evening a culinary experience. A travel recommendation for those who are looking for a relaxed holiday away from mass tourism. 
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Cape Verde - Kite Beach Sal

Kite Beach in Sal is one of the most popular kite spots on the island, with a mix of waves and flat water, and is also one of the only places on the island where you can learn to kitesurf. It is located a short distance from the main town of Santa Maria, and due to the pretty friendly kitesurfing conditions and the fact you can choose to kite with either your surfboard or twintip, it tends to be one of the busiest spots in Sal. The island is home to multiple world champion wave kitesurfers, and kite beach is the place where a lot of people hone their skills before hitting the more aggressive wave spots around the island. The wind blows cross onshore, so it’s perfect if you aren’t super comfortable with the waves as you know you will always be blown back to the beach.

  1. Africa
  2. Namibia
Namibia - Walvis Bay Lagoon

Namibia is known for cranking wind and speed records, but Walvis Bay Lagoon has a little something for everyone, with some great waist deep flat water areas perfect for beginner kitesurfers and freestylers, but also endless waves on the outside if that’s your jam. The water is cold and the landscape is rugged, but if you want a pure kitesurfing experience and don’t care about palm trees and infinity pools you’ll have a great time here. It’s long been a haven for windsurfers and hosts a yearly speed competition where speed records are constantly being broken as the wind accelerates over the sandbar, creating butter flat water behind.

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  2. Namibia
Namibia - Donkey Bay

Donkey bay aka Skeleton bay in Namibia is a wave spot for advanced kitesurfers only, with cross offshore wind and pumping swell in the middle of the Namibian desert. You’ll need a 4x4, and a local guide is helpful to find your way to Donkey bay without getting stuck in any sand dunes. Once you arrive on the beach you’ll find a surfing and wave kitesurfing paradise, with peeling left handers and strong wind, and most likely not many other people in sight. As it’s a remote spot you’ll definitely want to be comfortable with self rescue, as you are on your own if something goes wrong while kitesurfing. The waves generally are medium sized and are fast and powerful, so you’ll want to be confident riding in waves before you venture out kitesurfing at Donkey bay. It can also get really big on occasion, so on those days really be careful.

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  2. South Africa
South Africa - Sunset Beach

Sunset Beach is a popular kitesurfing and windsurfing spot which generally is the first spot in Table bay where the wind kicks in and the waves pick up, but it can also get blown out when the wind gets really strong. The waves here can be a lot of fun for all levels of kitesurfers, just depends on the wind strength and swell size, so check the local live wind feeds before you head down for your kite session. You can kitesurf with a surfboard or a twintip here, it's really up to you depending on what kind of kite session you are after.

Sunset Beach is also a popular starting point for guys doing downwinders, and a few of the local kite schools even offer downwind shuttles so you can kitesurf your way down the coast enjoying the waves.

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  2. South Africa
South Africa - Big bay

Big Bay offers big clean waves and pumping wind for more experienced kitesurfers, which is why the yearly Red Bull King of the Air competition was originally held there before it moved up the road to kite beach. It’s also a popular spot for surfers and windsurfers so it can get quite busy, but on perfect days it doesn’t get much better than kitesurfing at Big Bay. There is a promenade with cafes, bars and kite shops, and a grassy green overlooking the beach itself which is a great place to sit and watch the pros even if you aren’t out kiteboarding yourself.

Big Bay is only an hour or so from Cape Town, ‘The Mother City’, and South Africa offers a whole lot more than just kitesurfing, which is why kitesurfers from around the world descend here in large numbers from December until March every year.

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  2. South Africa
South Africa - Melkbosstrand
The Kite Spot Melkbosstrand in South Africa extends over a sufficient length to ride the waves. At Melkbosstrand, the wind from the southeast already blows much weaker than, for example, On Sunset Beach, and in addition to that, the shoreline off Melkbosstrand keeps the big knockers off the beach relatively well, so it is mostly pleasantly empty and there is plenty of room for the kiters in temperate conditions. This bend in the coastline at Melkbosstrand also ensures that the waves are a bit lower but very clean bent and sorted and then used by many surfers like.

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  2. South Africa
South Africa - Langebaan Main Beach

Langebaan Main Beach offers some fun bump and jump kiteboarding conditions in the lagoon with flat water further out behind the island. The water here is generally warmer than the Blouberg/Cape Town kite spots just up the coast, and the wind is a little lighter for the most part making it ideal for beginners and improving kitesurfers. 

Langebaan town is a bustling little place with a load of accommodation options, various restaurants, beach bars, supermarkets and everything a kitesurfer could want for a perfect kite trip. The wind will either work here or at the nearby Shark bay (not the dangerous kind) and mixing the two up in one day can be a lot of fun. Most of the local kite schools offer lessons here on Main Beach so be aware of any beginners when entering and exiting the water.

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  2. South Africa
South Africa - Shark Bay

Shark Bay (don’t worry, no dangerous sharks) near Langebaan is a great spot to learn kitesurfing or for more advanced riders to practice their freestyle. The water is mainly waist to chest deep here and at low tide there are various sand bars which create mini flat water kitesurfing spots that are perfect for practicing tricks. It’s a popular spot among freeride kiters and there are also various kite schools who operate here, so it can get really busy on the beach. Luckily there is a big area to kitesurf in if you don’t care about having the flattest water or showing off to the spectators on the beach, and kiting a bit further upwind or out into the bay will give you plenty of room.

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  2. South Africa
South Africa - Bloubergstrand

One of the best known spots in all of kitesurfing, Bloubergstrand is kiteboarding heaven if you want to boost monster jumps and kiteloops, or shred some amazing waves with your kite and enjoy endless downwinders. The wind on Bloubergstrand in the season is strong and the waves can get really big, so it’s definitely a spot more suited to kitesurfers with some experience. With Cape Town a short drive away, a beautiful spot with Table Mountain for a backdrop, and amazing food and drink on offer there are several very good reasons this place fills with kiteboarders during the South African summer. Bloubergstrand is also a fantastic spot for family holidays, as South Africa offers so much variety other than just kitesurfing.

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  2. Kenya
Kenya - Watamu Beach
The Kite Spot Watamu Beach is an old fishing village located about 100km north-east from Mombasa. Constand trade winds, white powder sand beaches, a world of heritage in a protected areay where you totally should go for a safari tour. It is not very touristic but you will find everything you need to have a great time. 

Asia

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  2. Vietnam
Vietnam - Phan Rang

Phan Rang has quickly become one of Vietnam’s most loved kitesurfing spots, with a shallow lagoon making it perfect for learning and practicing tricks, and also waves on the outside of the reef so a bit of everything for everyone! The wind in season is incredibly consistent, and Vietnam has a whole lot to offer other than kiteboarding so you won’t get bored in a hurry here.

The actual kite lagoon is named My Hoa and is about 16km North of Phan Rang itself, and because it hasn’t yet gained the level of exposure as Mui Ne it’s still a relatively quiet kite spot. The locals are less likely to speak English than in the more touristy spots, but they are super welcoming and lovely, the location is stunning as well as being amazing for kitesurfing, and the food is incredible.

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  2. Vietnam
Vietnam - Mui Ne

Mui Ne has come a long way since the 1990s and is now one of Southeast Asia's most popular kiteboarding destinations. Previously a fishing village it’s now a popular spot for tourists and kitesurfers and can get crazy busy during the season. With two seasons this spot offers a lot of days of kitesurfing through the year, and can be fun for a party scene alongside your days on the water.

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  2. Philippines
Philippines - Palawan

When you talk about the Mecca of kitesurfing in the Asian continent, Palawan Island has to chart the list. Residing on the western barriers of the Philippines, this luxurious kite spot has created quite a buzz among the kitesurfer communities worldwide. With emerald green crystal clear water, blending horizons from all ends, and glittery white dunes, this place manages to attract lots of adventure seekers and family trippers throughout the year. For kiteboarding, Palawan offers flat to choppy water beds, perfect beach breaks, and reliable Passat wind conditions. To ensure kiteboarders' safety, here you'll find a medical center, kite repairing centers, and emergency services. So, if you want to have a lazy beach vacay and enjoy the kitesurfing craft to your heart’s content, Palawan awaits you.

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  2. Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka - Adams Bridge

Adam's Bridge offers a flat water lagoon for kiteboarding with pumping wind during the summer, and choppy waves on the upwind side of the sandbar. In the winter the wind blows in the opposite direction and so the ocean side offers a stunning playground for hydrofoil kiteboarding and freestyle kitesurfing in offshore wind. With 8 months of wind in the year it’s unsurprising that Adam’s bridge is becoming more popular for kitesurfing, but it’s still very remote without much in the way of infrastructure close by and so isn’t anywhere as busy as the area around Kalpitiya.

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  2. Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka - Kalpitiya Beach
Sri Lanka is one of the best and most beautiful Kite Spots in the world. The lagoon is only separated from the Indian Ocean by a narrow beach. So you always have the opportunity to choose between waves and Shallow.
The perfect place to learn kitesurfing, progress and freestyle. In addition to constant wind conditions, Kalpitiya also offers the opportunity to explore pristine and idyllic landscapes, get to know an original culture and experience thrilling adventures.
  1. Asia
  2. Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka - Kalpitiya Lagoon

Kalpitiya lagoon in the Northwest of Sri Lanka offers a large playground for all levels of kitesurfers, with reasonably flat water and two wind seasons, for a total of 8 months of kitesurfing in the year. Sri Lanka is a gorgeous tropical island situated in the Indian ocean, with a variety of flat water kiteboarding spots, consistent wind and incredibly friendly and welcoming locals. It’s exploded in popularity in the last few years, but hasn’t yet grown to be an overly touristy mess like some other spots in Asia.

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  2. Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka - Portugal Bay
Those who know Sri Lanka know that kitesurfing is famous worldwide here due to the wind safety. The Kite Spot Portugal Bay looks like a lagoon open on two sides, which is bordered by the island of Baththalanguwa and is excellently suited for downwinders (drop down by boat). There is plenty of space for kite tricks and extensive kite surfing. If your around the Kite Spot Kalpitiya Lagoon for kitesurfing, get a boat and use the freedom of kitesurfing around the Kite Spot Portugal Bay!
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  2. Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka - Kappalady Lagoon

Kappalady lagoon is a small lagoon around 15km South of Kalpitiya, with warm water and wind for kitesurfing nearly 8 months of the year. It offers less gusty wind than the Kalpitiya lagoon in the summer season from May until September, and flat water for freestyle kiteboarding. It’s the best spot that you don’t need a boat to get to, which makes it a popular place to kitesurf in the area. The lagoon can get busy quickly in the season so knowing how to kitesurf close to others is essential here, but it’s the nicest kite spot in the summer season if you don’t want to get a boat to Vella island. The village itself is very small and the locals are generally friendly and helpful to any foreigners.

  1. Asia
  2. Maldives
Maldives - Kuredu

Kuredu is a stunning island in the Maldives, offering a luxury kitesurfing getaway that’s tough to match for the scenery alone. The Maldives isn’t known for its pumping wind but Kuredu has a few windy months for kitesurfing each year and you can get lucky and have wind at any time of year. Kuredu offers a large area of flat shallow water inside the reef which is perfect for practicing your tricks or learning to kitesurf. The lagoon is protected by a 300m long jetty which means the water stays nice and flat for kiting even when the wind picks up. 

It’s an idyllic location but that luxury comes at a cost, and it’s not a cheap place to visit. There’s only one resort on the island and it is beautiful, so if you are planning a trip to the Maldives anyway this could be a great option to combine a romantic luxury getaway with an epic kite trip! The resort offers all you could ever want and more, including a 6 hole golf course and driving range for guests, so there’s no shortage of things to do even if the wind isn’t good enough for kiteboarding.

South America

  1. South America
  2. Argentina
Argentina - Punta Rasa

If you think of kitesurfing on a brown-tinted wide and sunny beach with perfect beach breaks and trade wind, Punta Rasa is your destination. Located in the La Costa Partido, around 300 km away from Buenos Aires, this secluded kite spot attracts tourists and kitesurfing enthusiasts around the globe. Punta Rasa stands unique with its magnificent turquoise flat water, shimmery golden beach, and authentic Spanish culture. If you are a kitesurfing rookie, you’ll come across a kite school at every nook and corner of this place. So, flock to Punta Rasa for the best kiteboarding experiences and beautiful land and seascapes that will leave you stocked.

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  2. Argentina
Argentina - Buenos Aires

Punta Rasa offers a large shallow and flat water bay for kitesurfing, in a beautiful ecological reserve which is only a few hours from the Argentinian capital. As such it’s a popular weekend destination for local kitesurfers and beginners, and although the water is muddy brown it’s a fantastic place to learn to kitesurf or to upgrade your freestyle kiteboarding skills.

Due to the local microclimate and the river flowing into the ocean here the forecast doesn’t show the wind very well, so your best bet is to reach out to the local kite schools for a more accurate picture of the conditions on any given day. You’ll also need to drive out to get to the beach, so a 4x4 is definitely handy to ensure you don’t get stuck in the sand.

  1. South America
  2. Colombia
Colombia - Cabo de la Vela

Cabo de la Vela is a tiny little headland in Colombia, which due to the geography offers pumping wind nearly all year round and butter flat warm water, perfect for freestyle kiteboarding. The offshore wind makes the middle of the bay a spot for people who can already kitesurf, but it’s possible to learn further down the bay where the wind is blowing more cross shore. It’s a very relaxed destination where the main activity other than kitesurfing is going to be relaxing and taking in the local culture, but if you’re looking for a remote flat water kite spot then this definitely has to make the shortlist. The Wayuu indiginous people are still living in the Guajira area, and the remote location means it still has a fairly untouched feel compared to a lot of South American kite spots.

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  2. Colombia
Colombia - Santa Veronica

Santa Veronica is a beautiful and remote beach with a mix of waves, chop and flat water, and 90% days over 16 knots during the season from December until March. You can launch anywhere on the beach and there are a number of different spots to enjoy, with the point at Salinas del Ray offering the cleanest waves with a big swell. There’s no ATM directly in town, so you’ll want to make sure you get some cash out before arriving for use at the local restaurant and stores. The area is not really developed around tourism and as such there aren’t a whole lot of other options, but with such a high percentage of windy days it’s unlikely you’ll have time to do anything other than kitesurf!

Oceania

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  2. Australia
Australia - Melville Beach

Melville Beach is a large bay perfect for anyone looking for flat and shallow water, so is popular with kitesurfers not quite riding upwind and has a couple of schools who work from there. It’s also a great place to work on your freestyle as in lighter wind it stays nice and flat all over. The beach itself is narrow so there are strict rules for where to launch/land and how to behave on the beach and while kitesurfing. The launching and landing zone is marked with 3 yellow buoys, so riders should avoid this area once they are out kiting themselves. 

Aside from that Melville beach offers a really nice kite spot for all levels, with flat water up to about 20 knots when it gets a little more choppy. It’s also really easily accessed from Perth itself, being less than 10km from the centre of the city.

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  2. Australia
Australia - Point Walter

oint walter is a large sand bar extending into the Swan river, which basically offers two kite spots. One is an onshore wind spot with pretty flat water, and on the other side of the sand bar the wind blows offshore, creating a butter flat spot perfect for freestyle and wakestyle kiteboarders. It can get crazy busy with kitesurfers as well as other beach users on summer days when the wind picks up, so you need to be confident launching and landing in a tight spot, and also watch out for boats and other water users once out kitesurfing. It’s a great kite spot, one of the only spots in the area which works in Easterly wind and is a favourite for local kitesurfers, which is why it can get so overcrowded.

Europe

  1. Europe
  2. France
France - Pointe Faula

The mixed culture, the Creole cuisine, Caribbean music, countless opportunities to meet this unique people makes this island next to the Kite Spot special. The kitesurfing Spot right on the famous beach Pointe Faula offers excellent conditions for all abilities! In the middle of the lagoon, especially beginners and advanced kiters will find ideal conditions to learn or improve kitesurfing. While on the other side of the coral reef also the experts come at their expense. The island offers something for everyone with its picturesque little streets, impressive buildings from the colonial era, crystal clear, turquoise blue water and palm-fringed sandy beaches and dense rainforest amidst a magnificent mountain scenery. The absolutely friendly and warm-hearted inhabitants top the paradisiac ambience.