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Where to go kitesurfing in May 2023

Get inspired by our recommendations for kite surfing in May. We sorted them by Continents and only show you spots that are currently in peak season. You can start clicking around wild or use our Spot Search Engine, search through Continents or use our Month list to find your perfect spot.


Turkey - Akyaka

If you're looking for a unique and exciting kitesurfing destination, Akyaka in Turkey should definitely be on your list. Known for its thermic winds, long beach parkour, and beautiful nature, Akyaka is the perfect spot for both beginners and experienced riders.

Netherlands - Bergen aan Zee

Bergen aan Zee is a popular coastal town located in the North Holland province of the Netherlands. With its picturesque surroundings, the area has become a mecca for water sports enthusiasts. Among these sports, kitesurfing is one of the most popular. In this guide, we will explore the best kite spots, wind conditions, and other useful information for kitesurfing in Bergen aan Zee.

Spain - Sotavento Beach

Sotavento beach has been a windsurfing and kitesurfing destination since the very beginning, and hosts events of both the windsurfing and kitesurfing world tours. It’s reliably windy thanks to the geography, it’s warm, has a European vibe and it’s only a short flight from most of Europe making this a perfect year round kiteboarding destination. The wind can be strong and gusty here in the summer as it funnels down between the two mountains, and on the beach it blows cross offshore which means all the local kite schools offer rescue facilities, you’ll just have to pay for them. Fuerteventura means “strong wind” and Sotavento is no exception to that, being even windier than the spots in the North of the island. 

Spain - Matas Blancas

Matas Blancas is one of the top kite spot in Fuerteventura because of the flat water in the bay and the pumping cross offshore wind. Advanced kitesurfers will love the flat water which is ideal for freestyle and wakestyle riding, while beginners will need to take lessons with a boat or jetski on hand. The beach boasts great white and golden sand, flat water, and soothing breezes which makes it perfect for anyone wishing to rejuvenate. Showers, toilets, changing rooms, vaults, shaded and quiet spaces, music, and anything else you need to make your vacation a little more beautiful are all available at the kite centre on the spot, so what else do you need. The rugged terrain makes Matas Blancas one of the most tranquil and relaxed kitesurf spots in Fuerteventura, but it can get crowded with kitesurfers and windsurfers wanting to make the most of the flat water.

Spain - Sotavento Lagoon

Sotavento lagoon is a huge lagoon on the Canary island of Fuerteventura which only fills on high tides, so check the charts before you plan your trip to make sure there will be water here during the day! The wind here comes down between two mountains creating a funneling effect, which means the wind at Sotavento is generally a lot stronger than other spots on the island, and offers some of the most consistent windy days on Fuerteventura. It’s been a windsurfing and kitesurfing mecca for many years now and with short flights from Europe, warm weather and great food it’s easy to see why.

Spain - Famara

With huge cliffs overlooking the beach, steady trade winds through the summer and surf all year round it’s no wonder people are taking notice of Famara for kitesurfing and surfing. Peak Season for kiteboarding in Famara is in June, July and August but it can be done any time of year, you’ll just want a thicker wetsuit in the winter. The beach of Famara is home to multiple kite schools which teach kitesurfing. There are no obstacles in the ocean, no rocks or reefs: only infinite beaches and sandy beach breaks. In addition, the wind and waves are onshore so they tend to bring you back safely to the beach, so there are no major concerns. When you arrive, you'll find a massive beach spread along a curved beach and offers stunning views of the hulking seaside cliffs, the white-washed village of Farmara and the wind-whipped surf which has made this beach so popular among kitesurfers.

Spain - Flag Beach

Flag Beach is probably one of the most popular spots in Fuerteventura due to the relatively flat water in the summer and a large open beach with plenty of space for loads of kitesurfers to safely ride together. It’s also located really close to the popular tourist town of Corralejo which offers restaurants, bars and parties depending on what kind of holiday you are looking for. The wind in the summer is very consistent here with the North East trade wind plus a thermal effect from the island itself ensuring that you’ll most likely score some epic kitesurfing. Fuerteventura is only a short flight from most of Europe and with cheap flights and holiday deals it’s easy to see why kitesurfers flock here year round.

Germany - Sylt Hoernum

Located on the southernmost tip of the picturesque island of Sylt, Hörnum is a popular kitesurfing destination known for its scenic beauty and ideal wind conditions. With its pristine beaches and crystal-clear waters, Hörnum offers an unparalleled kitesurfing experience that draws in both beginners and seasoned professionals alike. Whether you're looking to ride some waves or glide across tranquil waters, Hörnum has something to offer every kitesurfer.

Germany - Sylt Wenningstedt

Sylt is a German island located in the North Sea and it's a popular destination for windsurfing and kitesurfing enthusiasts. One of the best spots for kiteboarding on Sylt is Wenningstedt, which is located on the western coast of the island. In this article, we'll provide you with all the information you need to know to plan a successful kiteboarding trip to Wenningstedt.

Germany - Sylt Ellenbogen

Ellenbogen Beach at Sylt's northernmost tip is a protected standing area offering ideal conditions for beginners and training. With flat water and occasional small waves, it's perfect for kitesurfers of all skill levels. The spot works well with most wind directions, except for NW, and there is ample space on the beach for setup and launching. Just be aware of the occasional kite school on site. To access the spot, there is a small toll fee of approximately €6, and parking is available at the "Kiterparkplatz."

Germany - Sylt Kampen

Kampen is a challenging and exciting kitesurfing spot located on the northern coast of Sylt island in Germany. The spot offers a unique combination of waves and flat water, making it a destination for experienced kitesurfers looking for a challenge. With a wave that breaks close to the shore and with offshore wind, Kampen is definitely not for the faint of heart. But for those who are up for it, the long, pumping waves and perfect cross offshore wind direction make it a must-visit destination. The launch can be tricky, with a big shore break to navigate, but once you get out on the water, the kitesurfing conditions are unbeatable. Kampen is home to several kite schools and has hosted international competitions, attracting some of the best kitesurfers in the world. It's a spot that will push you to your limits and leave you stoked for more.

Germany - Sylt List Weststrand

List, located on the northernmost tip of the German island of Sylt, is a popular destination for kitesurfers due to its consistent winds and beautiful beaches. Among the many kitesurfing spots in List, the Weststrand stands out as a favorite among locals and visitors alike. In this article, we'll explore the kite conditions at List Weststrand, as well as the kitesurfing schools and rental options available, and what else you can expect around the spot.

Germany - Sylt Rantum

Rantum is a small community located about ten minutes south of Sylt. This charming village boasts beautiful scenery and a rich history of battling the sea. One of the main attractions in the area is the "K 4" kitesurfing spot, which is a must-visit for experienced kiteboarders.

Germany - Sylt List

List is a charming village located on the northern tip of the German island of Sylt. It is a popular tourist destination known for its beautiful beaches, picturesque harbor, and excellent kitesurfing conditions. The village offers a range of accommodation options, restaurants, and cafes, as well as plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking and cycling. Kitesurfers flock to List for its consistent winds and varied kitesurfing spots, making it a great destination for both beginners and advanced riders. In this guide, we'll explore the kitesurfing conditions in List and the surrounding areas, as well as some of the other activities and attractions the village has to offer.

Germany - Sylt K4

Sylt is a popular destination for kitesurfers, thanks to its favorable wind conditions and stunning natural beauty. The island boasts several kitesurfing spots that cater to different levels of experience and offer a variety of riding conditions. Two of the most popular kitespots on the island are Mövennest and K4. Mövennest is known for its flat water and easy access, while K4 offers challenging waves and a more remote location. In this article, we'll take a closer look at these two kitespots and provide you with all the information you need to know to plan your next kitesurfing adventure on Sylt.

Germany - Sylt Moevennest (Hoernum Ost)

Sylt Mövennest is a kitesurfing spot located on the island of Sylt in northern Germany. It's known for its consistent wind conditions, ranging from 15 to 25 knots, and powerful waves that can reach up to two meters. Due to these conditions, it's recommended only for experienced kitesurfers. The spot is located outside the town of Westerland and offers a long stretch of sandy beach for launching and landing kites. Overall, Sylt Mövennest is a world-class kitesurfing destination that offers advanced riders a challenging experience.

Germany - Sylt Westerland

Westerland Sylt is a world-renowned kitesurfing destination located on the picturesque island of Sylt in northern Germany. With its long stretches of sandy beaches and consistently strong winds, it's a mecca for kitesurfing enthusiasts from all over the world. However, due to the strong winds and powerful waves, this spot is not recommended for beginners. For experienced kitesurfers, Westerland Sylt offers an ideal destination with wide-open beaches, crystal-clear waters, and stunning scenery that make for an unforgettable kitesurfing experience.

Greece - Cape Drepano

Cape Drepano Kite Spot 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.


Egypt - Lahami Bay

Lahami bay and Wadi Lahami lagoon offer a huge flat and shallow area, perfect for learning to kitesurf or work on your best freestyle tricks. There are also a couple of waves breaking at the outside of the reef, so if you fancy throwing your kite surfboard in too there’s fun to be had there. A 2 km long narrow reef with a fantastic snorkeling area protects the kitesurf spot, meaning the water always stays pretty flat, even when the wind picks up. The peak tourist season in Lahami Bay begins in May and lasts until September, but it’s a spot which works year round and the winter is popular with European visitors as it’s a pretty short flight.

Egypt - Dahab Lagoon

The kite spot Dahab used to be a small hidden hippie village in old times, then windsurfers took over for a while, and now it is a gold mine for kitesurfing in Egypt. Kiteboarding in Dahab is very popular due to the strong wind, a variety of spots all within pretty easy reach, tons of no wind activities and a great vibe in town with a plethora of bars and restaurants. Kitesurfers love the Dahab lagoon because of the side shore breeze, the shallow warm water and because there is plenty of room. You can launch your kite from a sandy beach, and the lagoon works for kitesurfing at high and low tide, although you should be careful in certain spots at low tide.

Egypt - Hamata

Hamata Kite Spot offers a huge flat water lagoon, crystal clear water, the best wind statistics in Egypt, and a laid back atmosphere. If you want to kitesurf and not a lot else, this could be the perfect spot for your next kiteboarding holiday. There is a large waist deep area which makes this an ideal spot for anyone learning to kitesurf, and all the local kite schools offer lessons as well as transfers to the spot as none of them are directly on the kite spot itself. 

Hamata offers a little more greenery than a lot of the other Egyptian spots, and the mangroves on the upwind end of the lagoon really add to the beauty of this isolated kitesurfing paradise. With pretty consistent wind through the year this is definitely a good kite spot to put on the list to visit.

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.

Mauritius - Le Morne

Le Morne on the Southwestern tip of Mauritius offers a fantastic flat water lagoon and waves ranging from beginner friendly to pro kitesurfers only. With so much kitesurfing variety and steady wind making it perfect for all levels of kitesurfer, plus a stunning location and luxurious hotels it’s no wonder kitesurfers flock here year round. Le Morne and Mauritius as a whole is a well known honeymoon destination so the prices can be higher here than some other kite spots, but the quality of service and the amazing kitesurfing conditions make it more than worthwhile.

Morocco - Dakhla Main Spot

The Dakhla Main Kite Spot is a very well known Kite Spot where most time europeans enjoy their passion during all year. There are serves ingenious kite conditions on around 330 kitebare wind days. The 4 kilometers of paradise for freestylers and shallow water fans, where you can either kite or book a transport. The wind is offshore, so do not go out alone.

Morocco - Dakhla Speed Spot

The Kitesurfing Speed Spot in Dakhla is probably the best known freestyle Kiteboarding Spot in Morocco, with a huge area of butter flat water at low tide, and pumping wind almost every day during the season. The wind blows directly offshore so it’s not a beginner Kite Spot, you need to at the very least be able to kitesurf upwind, and being comfortable with how to self rescue is definitely helpful too! If you come from one of the kite accommodations some offer a boat rescue service but not all, so it’s worth checking how it works before you head out Kitesurfing in Dakhla Speed Spot. It’s a stunning and remote spot in the middle of the desert, but it’s amazing and there's a good reason for its popularity.

The easiest way to get to Dakhla - Speed Spot for Kiteboarding is with a boat, 4x4 or get a ride with a tractor out to the spot, just remember the tide will come in at some point so leave any belongings in a high and dry place. You can also just kite over to speed spot, it will just require a bit of a downwind and then upwind slog but it’s very doable.

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.

South America

Netherlands - Atlantis Beach

Atlantis Beach is one of the best known spots in Bonaire, where pros come to train their freestyle kiteboarding in the beautiful crystal clear water and steady trade winds. Bonaire is an island in the Dutch Antilles, lying off the coast of Venezuela in the Southern Caribbean. It is widely renowned for its excellent marine life and activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling, kitesurfing, and windsurfing.

Aruba - Boca Grandi

Boca Grandi is one of the most famous kitesurfing spots in Aruba, known for its consistent wind, turquoise waters, and stunning scenery. The spot is located on the southeastern coast of the island and offers ideal conditions for intermediate and advanced kiters. The wind blows side-onshore and ranges from 20 to 30 knots, making it perfect for those looking to improve their skills or try new tricks. The water is deep and choppy, making it ideal for jumping and riding waves. Boca Grandi is also known for its strong currents, which can add an extra challenge to your kitesurfing experience.

Around the kite spot, you'll find a beautiful, secluded beach with crystal clear waters and white sand. There are no facilities, so it's important to bring everything you need with you, including food, water, and shade. While there are no bars or restaurants nearby, the stunning natural surroundings make it the perfect place to enjoy a picnic or relax between sessions.
To get to Boca Grandi, you'll need to rent a car or take a taxi as there is no public transportation that goes there. The spot is located about 30 minutes away from the popular tourist areas, making it a great option for those looking to escape the crowds and enjoy a more secluded kitesurfing experience.

Aruba - Fisherman's Huts

Aruba is a kitesurfer's paradise, boasting crystal clear turquoise waters, white sandy beaches, and consistent trade winds all year round. With an abundance of kitesurfing spots catering to all levels of experience, Aruba promises a thrilling and unforgettable experience for all riders. But kitesurfing is just one of the many activities that you can enjoy on this stunning island. After a breathtaking sunset, there are plenty of bars, restaurants, and clubs to explore and party all night long. With temperatures between 25 and 30°C and a water temperature of 26°C year-round, you can leave your wetsuit at home and enjoy the warm tropical weather. Getting around Aruba is easy with car rentals, taxis, and buses readily available to explore the island's local bars, restaurants, and kitesurfing spots. And if there's no wind, there are plenty of other activities to keep you busy, including scuba diving, renting a buggy, yoga, paintball, karting, and more. With excellent internet connections, good accommodation options, and a friendly local community, Aruba is a must-visit destination for any kitesurfing enthusiast.


Oman - Sawadi Beach

Sawadi Beach Kitesurf Spot, near Barka, is a well-known holiday destination in Oman for locals and foreigners alike. Many travelers head north of Muscat because of the wide range of water sport activities nearby this excellent kite spot, so on top of some great kiteboarding you can also do diving cruises to the nearby Damanyat Islands.

The open and vast beach stretches several kilometres in both directions, allowing you to take long sunset walks. The area is dotted with high end hotels so it’s definitely more suited to a resort style kite trip, where you enjoy the luxury of your accommodation on the beach and kitesurf out in front of the hotel.

Oman - Sur Masirah

Masirah Island is Oman‘s largest island, with 12,000 inhabitants. The island is mostly hilly, especially on its east side. The beaches are flat and filled with white coral sand. You can catch sights of camels walking around here and there on the beach. Among the desert area, you can find patches of oases in the mountain valley, locally known as oases. The sunrise will make the stunning lagoon shine in all kinds of colors. Most of the establishments are concentrated in Ras Hilf, north of the island. The main business of the island is fishing. You can vibe around and stroll through the markets of Ras Hilf to haggle and buy freshly caught fish and experience the traditions.