Santa Lucia kite spot in Camagüey

North America kitesurf spot in Cuba

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.

Off Season

  1. Jun
  2. Jul
  3. Aug
  4. Sep
  5. Oct

Early Season

  1. Nov

Peak Season

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

Late Season

  1. Apr
  2. May

Kitesurfing wind conditions in Santa Lucia

The northeast trade wind is reliable here so the main season for kiteboarding lies in between November and May. During these months, the wind speed averages around 12 to 20 knots during the daytime, with occasional stronger days up to 25 knots. The water is warm (it’s the Caribbean duh) so you can leave your wetsuit at home, just make sure you pack plenty of sun cream and/or long sleeved rash vests, there’s nothing worse than a horrible sunburn and having to look after it for the rest of your holiday!

Around the kite spot Santa Lucia

Santa Lucia is a quiet little corner of Cuba, so it’s a place for relaxing first and foremost. Walking along the beach, enjoying the sand in your toes and watching the sunset should all be on the list of things to do, and if you fancy getting in a bit deeper then diving in the Caribbean will be a memorable experience, especially around the local shipwrecks. You won’t get much fresher seafood than you can here, and it’s well worth sampling some of the local restaurants, then top it off with a nice cocktail and Cuban cigar if that’s your thing.&nbs...

Wind Forecast for Santa Lucia

Wind Stats for Santa Lucia

Travel facts

  • accommodation

    near the spot

  • car parking

    At the spot

  • public transport

    Poorly developed

  • rental cars

    Not recommended

Kite conditions

  • body wear

    board shorts

  • downwinder

    Yes

  • ride type

    freeride, freestyle, hydrofoil, wakestyle, wave

  • skill level

    beginner, intermediate, advanced, professional

  • spot type

    lagoon, ocean

  • starting area

    sandy beach

  • water condition

    flat

  • wind daytime

    all day

At the spot

  • emergency

    A rescue service

  • has toilet

    Yes