Walvis Bay Lagoon Kitesurf Spot in Erongo
Africa Kiteboard Spot in Namibia
Namibia is known for cranking wind and speed records, but Walvis Bay Lagoon has a little something for everyone, with some great waist deep flat water areas perfect for beginner kitesurfers and freestylers, but also endless waves on the outside if that’s your jam. The water is cold and the landscape is rugged, but if you want a pure kitesurfing experience and don’t care about palm trees and infinity pools you’ll have a great time here. It’s long been a haven for windsurfers and hosts a yearly speed competition where speed records are constantly being broken as the wind accelerates over the sandbar, creating butter flat water behind.
Walvis Bay Lagoon Kitesurfing wind conditions
Walvis Bay Lagoon’s peak kitesurfing season is between November and April. The wind speed during these months sits around 17 to 35 knots on average, generally slightly lighter in the morning and filling in to full power by lunch. The water in the lagoon is slightly warmer than the ocean, but you’ll still want a wetsuit for kiteboarding all year round, and particularly if you plan to visit the ocean side at all. As the wind can vary so much here it’s definitely a spot where it’s worth getting some local knowledge before you go, so it’s a good idea to reach out to the local kite schools for more accurate wind information.
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Wind Stats for Walvis Bay Lagoon Kiteboarding
Around the Kiteboarding Spot Walvis Bay Lagoon
There’s not a whole lot around Walvis bay in terms of partying and nightlife, it’s very much kitesurfing, windsurfing or enjoying the local nature. The dunes and lagoons are the main attractions here, so if flamingoes and stunning landscapes don’t do it for you you might want to look elsewhere for your holiday.
How to get to Walvis Bay Lagoon and how to bring it about while you're there
Walvis Bay International Airport (WVB) is your best bet unless you fancy a hefty 17 hour drive from Cape Town. A 4x4 is essential if you want to hit some of the harder to reach wave spots, but for Walvis Bay Lagoon you’ll find a regular car is fine.
If you want to go into the desert and experience a real Kitesurf & Offroad Expedition you will need help and guides. We recommend to check out Kite Armada who is planning Safaris from Walvis Bay 45 nautic sea miles down to Luderitz. It is guided by Pro-Riders and more than just a regular downwinder.
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The wave spot Donkey Bay is on the other side of the lagoon. Don`t go there alone, the wind can blast pretty strong.
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