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Where to go kitesurfing in October 2022

South America

  1. South America
  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. Brazil
Brazil - Sao Miguel do Gostoso
Sao Miguel do Gostoso used to be a quiet fishing village a few years back. But the emerging fascination for kitesurfing among this generation has made it a safe delight for adventure seekers. The village turned cosmopolitan small town resides in the northeast territories of Brazil, as a prominent tourist retreat in the Rio Grande. 120 km away from Natal, the capital city of Rio Grande de Norte, this place is unique with its laid-back charm and simple lifestyle. Moreover, wide stretches of golden sands, blue oceanic beds, and mesmerizing sunsets feed the soul with tranquility and delight. The abundance of fisheries helped this place to thrive with exotic seafood eateries.
  1. South America
  2. Brazil
Brazil - Jericoacoara

Jericoacoara is a popular tourist stop in Northern Brazil and has been a windsurfing mecca since the 80s. It is a former fishing town in the middle of the sand dunes with pumping wind, and the town offers a nice mix of traditional Brazilian feeling and crazy parties all night long. This is a popular stopover when you fancy a bit of a rest from kitesurfing, rather than a main kitesurf spot itself, and great for a party and soaking in the vibes.

You can kitesurf from the sunset dune if you like but actually kitesurfing from the main point in Jericoacoara is forbidden and reserved for windsurfers only. In front of the dune is gusty and not much fun, so in order to kitesurf you will either want to get a buggy to the nearby lagoons and beaches, or launch your kite from Jericoacoara, kitesurf downwind and get picked up at the end. The local kite schools offer shuttles, trips and downwind services so the best bet is to get in touch with them for more info.

  1. South America
  2. Brazil
Brazil - Ilha do Guajiru

Ilha do Guajiru is one of the largest kitesurfing lagoons in Brazil, and is very popular with everyone from total beginners to pro riders. The wind blows for about 8 months of the year from June/July until January/February, and as it’s a little further North the wind in Ilha tends to blow a bit longer than some of the spots closer to Fortaleza. There are an abundance of good quality pousadas on the spot, and it can get pretty busy in the season particularly when a large tour group descends, but luckily the kite lagoon is large enough that you can always find some free space to kitesurf away from the crowd. There are a number of different kite spots in the lagoon, and it’s also a popular place to do downwinders, which can be arranged via the pousadas or you can just jump in a taxi and get dropped off somewhere upwind if you’re feeling adventurous!

  1. South America
  2. Brazil
Brazil - Praia do Prea
There are good reasons why in November 2018 the GKA Kitesurf World Tour was hold in Praia do Prea in the state of Ceara. In the international known "land of the wind" Brazil you will be surprised about the endless wind you can enjoy along the 15km coast side all day long. Praia do prea, unlike its brother Jericoacoara, is rather calm and laid-back, perfect to focus on your kiteboarding progression. 
  1. South America
  2. Brazil
Brazil - Icaraizinho
Half way between Fortaleza and Jericoacara there is Icaraizinho, a small fishing village with a handful of restaurants, bars and tiny supermarkets. The kitesurfing bay along the beautiful sandy beach is very relaxing. A great place if you really want to chill, relax in the sun, live life easy without too many choices and surf during the day. It is a great stop by before you go up to crowded Ilha do Guajiru or when you have had enough of the density stress and you are on your way back home. One way or the other, a great place to be for a couple of days. 
  1. South America
  2. Brazil
Brazil - Uruau

Uruau resides as a part of the municipality of Beberibe, about 120 km southeast of Fortaleza. It is a premium kite spot that got its name from the lake Uruau, famous for the practice of maritime sports. The beach is peaceful and unspoiled, away from the busy corners of Beberibe. Hence, the place is perfect for tourists seeking to spend their holidays in peace. Flock in here, take a dip in the calm, green sea, and you will feel all charged up for further adventures. Uruau has warm sunny weather during the day, but it cools down to comfortable, breezy weather at night. Kitesurfers can ride their heart out until the majestic setting sun melts into the red sandstone rocks.

  1. South America
  2. Brazil
Brazil - Lagoinha Beach

Situated in Brazil, Lagoinha Beach is easily one of the highly-rated beaches across South America. Earlier, it was famous as a hiding place for the notorious French pirates. Nowadays, the place is possibly one of the largest tourist attractions and a premium kite spot across the Sol Poente Route. Thousands of people from all over the world visit Logoinha Beach to witness their paradise of dreams. However, the area is home to a small community of fishermen living in tranquility. Apart from these, the famous kitesurf spot offers perfect beach breaks, reliable wind conditions, and a warm tropical summer vibe. So, to start your kite adventure in peace among coconut trees and white sand dunes, visit Lagoinha Beach.

  1. South America
  2. Brazil
Brazil - Galinhos
The Kite Spot Galinhos is still an uncrowded Spot that offers more than some other Spots in Brazil. This spot is a real highlight with unique spot characteristics. In addition, due to some local strengthening effects, the Kite Spot Galinhos also has an even stronger wind than the area around Fortaleza. The wind blows mostly continuously, but builds up to full strength only by midday. 
  1. South America
  2. Brazil
Brazil - Parajuru

Parajuru has emerged as one of the prime locations for kitesurfing in Brazil. Drive down south from Fortaleza for about 130 km, and you’ll spot this small fishing village. With beautiful white sand dunes and beds of shallow lagoons, Parajuru is a living paradise for the kitesurfers. The town is perhaps one tiny escape from the major tourist spots in Brazil. It’s calm yet vibrant at the same time. With wide Brazilian sunny beaches, freestyle restaurants, and enchanting seaside stays, Parajuru is one of those undiscovered gems. As a kite spot, it’s perfect for both a beginner and a pro.

  1. South America
  2. Brazil
Brazil - Tatajuba

The secluded fishing village of Tatajuba, midway between Jericoacoara and Camocin, is a peaceful oasis with a beautiful kitesurfing spot in Brazil. If you're visiting Brazil for kitesurfing and want to forget about the stresses of your daily life, Tatajuba is a must-see destination. This village, surrounded by white and silky dunes, is a superb kitesurfing destination, with a strong breeze blowing all day. The major attractions of this location are the beaches and lagoons, and there are also a few reasonably priced restaurants and various little bars to get a cold Caipirinha. There aren't many stores here, but there is a market nearby to get all the basics.

Tatajuba is a calm and peaceful Kite Spot in Brazil which provides ideal conditions for everyone, from beginners up to professional kiteboarders. You may well bump into some pro riders if you are lucky, as many of them head to Tatajuba to train their big air kiteboarding. In recent years, the quality of kite schools and kitesurf spots has dramatically improved, with a number of bigger names in kite travel offering trips to Tatajuba. This great kiteboard spot in Brazil is ideal for Wake style, Freeride, and Freestyle kitesurfers, but the strong wind means big air kiteboarding is amazing here! The most typical starting point is a sandy beach which doesn't depend on the tide, you might just need to walk a bit over the beach at low tide. Kiteboarding is most popular in Tatajuba from August to December. This tranquil location is a kitesurfing paradise for anyone looking for a more isolated break where they can kite just outside their door and relax on palm-fringed beaches. Relax, there's no need for shoes here: wake up, dip your toes in the sand, and go barefoot through the gardens to have breakfast.

  1. South America
  2. Brazil
Brazil - Cumbuco

Cumbuco is the closest kite spot to the airport and as such is a pretty common first stopping point for kitesurfers visiting Brazil’s amazing Northern coastline. This former fishing village has become a popular tourist town built primarily around kitesurfing, which is also very popular with Brazilian tourists as well. There are hotels, hostels, restaurants and bars to suit all budgets, and it’s where you’ll find the biggest parties and loads of other kitesurfers to hang out with. 

The beach front is a very popular kitesurfing spot and during the season you’ll see hundreds of kites all the way up and down the beach, with a few waves breaking here and there on the various sandbars. There are 2 popular lagoons nearby as well, so you can choose whether you want to kite directly off the beach in the ocean, or travel a little to visit the perfect flat water spots. Because it can get so busy it’s not for everyone, but it’s also a nice place to spend a night after a long flight, before heading further North to explore more of what Ceara has to offer. It’s also a popular starting point for the super long downwind trips you can do in Brazil.

Africa

  1. Africa
  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.

  1. Africa
  2. Madagascar
Madagascar - Mer d Emeraude

Kitesurfing in the beautiful clear seas of Madagascar's Emerald Sea, AKA Mer d'Emeraude, is a fantastic excursion option. The Emerald Sea, near Diego Suarez in the far north of the island, is a hidden kitesurf spot with tons of space, perfect flat water on the inside of the lagoon and waves on the outside. 

The Emerald Sea lagoon, separated from Diego-Suarez Bay by the Babaomby Peninsula, is an incredible kiteboarding playground. With a length of 12 kilometers, it offers a vast kitesurfing area with different options for different riders. If you are at a good enough level it’s well worth organising a downwinder here to see the lagoon while passing through fishermen's villages and surfing some perfect waves on the reef.

  1. Africa
  2. Madagascar
Madagascar - Baie de Sakalava

Baie de Sakalava, or more commonly, Sakalava beach, is a marvelous sandy beach in the country of Madagascar. Located far north of this island country, this place sits perfectly to face the vast Indian Ocean to its East. The sandy shores of this beach run over a mile long. The stretch of green mangroves and the blue lagoon enhances the beauty of this place. Sakalava beach offers a bunch of fantastic beach sports, which include windsurfing, snorkeling, stand-up paddling, kajak, and even fishing.

Europe

  1. Europe
  2. Belgium
Belgium - Zeebrugge

Zeebrugge, a vibrant kite spot amidst the bustling Belgian seaside cityscape, is a beautiful destination for beach fascinators and kitesurfers. Residing at the shorelines of the magnificent North Sea, this place has emerged as a prominent travel destination for tourists around the globe. With a bright white sandy beach and endless horizons with merging blues on the one hand, and series of concretes, on the other hand, Zeebrugge beach represents a beautiful fusion. Kitesurfers of different skill levels flock in here for the flat to choppy water, shifting gusty wind, and perfect beach breaks. If you are a laid-back traveler who simply wants to slow down a bit and enjoy quality time kiteboarding and exploring different places, welcome to Zeebrugge.

  1. Europe
  2. Greece
Greece - Cape Drepano

Cape Drepano has become famous in recent years as pro kitesurfers like Youri Zoon and Paula Novotna have been going there to train, and posting pictures and videos of this idyllic flat water spot on instagram. It offers steady wind and butter flat water behind the “sand” bank at low tide in both West and East wind directions, and you can kitesurf year round, although summer is the main season. It offers wind 250+ days per year but can be fickle and sometimes only a few hours kitesurfing at a time, so it’s best to consult the forecasts and get in touch with the local kite schools if you aren’t sure. 

As it’s not far from Athens it can get crowded with other kitesurfers particularly at weekends in the season, and you’re pretty likely to run into European pro kitesurfers as it’s a nearby destination with consistent wind. Due to the wind direction, size and shape of the spot this is much more suited to intermediate and advanced riders who are comfortable riding in a rotation: i.e. come in, do your trick, ride out, repeat, so everyone gets a spot to practice. You can learn here with a local school if they offer boat rescue, but it’s not a particularly beginner friendly place.

Asia

  1. Asia
  2. Philippines
Philippines - White Beach

White Beach is one of the 7,107 tropical islands in the center of the Philippine group of islands. The place is 7 km long, 1-4 km wide, i.e., about 16 sq. km area. Here, you will find one of the most beautiful sunsets and the finest white sand beaches, as the name suggests. So, just hang around the beach barefoot and soak the warmth of the sand under your feet. Also, bask under the hot sun or lie beneath cool shades of endless palm avenues. As a kite spot, this place is a sensation among kitesurfers and lazy trippers.