Ponta Sino kite spot in Sal

Africa kitesurf spot in Cape Verde

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!

Off Season

  1. Jul
  2. Aug
  3. Sep

Early Season

  1. Oct
  2. Nov

Peak Season

  1. Jan
  2. Feb
  3. Mar
  4. Apr
  5. Dec

Late Season

  1. May
  2. Jun

Kitesurfing wind conditions in Ponta Sino

November to Mid-June is the kitesurfing season on Cape Verde, when the trade wind blows between 15-25 knots cross or cross offshore most days, and the swells smash into this remote little island. The waves here can be powerful and break over a shallow reef in places, so be aware of where you are and don’t get overconfident. There are flat spots between the waves and great kickers so freestylers as well as wave riders will enjoy it at Ponta Sino, just have to be careful not to go too far out into the open ocean in offshore winds. The temperature during the kite season is generally around 22 degrees celsius and the water is a little cooler, so a 3/2 mm wetsuit will be fine for most people. If you know you get colder during a long session then a thicker wetsuit might be in order.

Around the kite spot Ponta Sino

Santa Maria is the local town, where kitesurfing and watersports in general have carved out a tiny tourist utopia, complete with a multitude of shops, bars and restaurants. It’s a small place but vibrant, and offers a bit of something for everyone including any non kitesur...

Wind Forecast for Ponta Sino

Wind Stats for Ponta Sino

Travel facts

  • accommodation

    at the spot

  • camper parking

    Not allowed, but possible

  • car parking

    At the spot

  • public transport


  • rental cars


Kite conditions

  • body wear

    long neo, short neo

  • downwinder


  • ride type

    freeride, freestyle, wakestyle, wave

  • skill level

    intermediate, advanced, professional

  • spot type

    island, ocean

  • starting area

    sandy beach

  • water condition

    choppy, medium

  • wind daytime

    all day

At the spot

  • date factor

    1 - very low

  • emergency

    A medical center, A rescue service, Kite repair

  • shallow water