Baie de Sakalava Kitesurf Spot in Antsiranana

Africa Kiteboard Spot in Madagascar

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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.

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Baie de Sakalava Kitesurfing wind conditions

Sakalava beach is a kite surfer's delight because of the ideal wind and water conditions. Also, there are two spots on this beach from where you can kitesurf. Both of these spots welcome all levels of kiteboarders from all around the world. If safety is bothering you, don't worry. Sakalava beach has medical and rescue services. With kitesurfing schools and repair centers, this beach has tons to offer. The only negative about this beach is its far away parking area. Baie de Sakalava's weather is perfect for kitesurfing. The gusty winds blowing all day long make it effortless to kiteboard. Here, the wind blows laterally, and its speed never drops below 15 knots throughout the year. But during the peak season, i.e., from early April right till October, the wind speed drastically rises and stays around 20 - 40 knots. The temperature revolves around 25 to 35 degrees Celsius. Most importantly, the water temperature stays about 27 degrees Celsius, which makes surfing enjoyable. However, November is your end of the peak season. Around this time, the wind speed would drop to 15 - 20 knots.

  • body wear

    • board shorts
    • short neo
  • downwinder

    • Yes
  • ride type

    • freeride
    • freestyle
    • hydrofoil
    • wakestyle
    • wave
  • skill level

    • beginner
    • intermediate
    • advanced
    • professional
  • spot type

    • island
    • lagoon
    • ocean
    • reef
  • starting area

    • sandy beach
  • water condition

    • choppy
    • flat
    • medium
  • wind daytime

    • all day

Wind Stats for Baie de Sakalava Kiteboarding

Around the Kiteboarding Spot Baie de Sakalava

First of all, the natural landscapes are enough to captivate any nature lover. The ornate horizons at golden dusk would make you feel like you're on cloud nine. Also, when the wind is upset, you can buckle up and do a bit of mountain hiking with your friends and family. ATV rides are also a great choice. Else, you can take a long leisurely walk to Ramena village. Enjoythe view of the quiet and beautiful village life to soak in their culture and practices. You can also sit back and watch whales for hours on the sunny and breezy coasts. Play a bit of beach volleyball with your mates. Besides, there are plenty of restaurants and eateries nearby to explore with your people. So, get yourself some delightful seafood and drinks. 

  • camper parking

    • Not allowed, but possible
  • car parking

    • Far away
  • emergency

    • A rescue service
    • Kite repair
  • has restaurant

    • Yes
  • has toilet

    • Yes
  • has shower

    • Yes

How to get to Baie de Sakalava and how to bring it about while you're there

If you’re traveling from other countries, you’ll have to take a flight to Antananarivo International Airport. Then, you can take a short domestic flight en route to Diego Suarez. You can easily opt for any public transportation from the domestic airport. A very short ride would take you to Sakalava beach. Another way is through near Ramena Village since the journey is even shorter from here.

  • accommodation

    • at the spot
  • public transport

    • Not existing
  • rental cars

    • Not recommended


Very remote spot with nothing around apart accommodation and kite schools. Not easy to get to and the wind can be a lot stronger than in the forecast.

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Wind Forecast for Baie de Sakalava Kitesurfing


Baie de Sakalava, Madagascar, experiences consistent trade winds blowing from the southeast. The wind speeds typically range between 15-30 knots, making it an excellent spot for kitesurfing.