Kite Safari  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.

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.

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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.

  • body wear

    • long neo
    • short neo
  • downwinder

    • Yes
  • ride type

    • freeride
    • freestyle
    • wakestyle
    • wave
  • skill level

    • beginner
    • intermediate
    • advanced
    • professional
  • spot type

    • lagoon
    • ocean
  • starting area

    • grass
    • sandy beach
  • water condition

    • choppy
    • flat
    • medium
  • wind daytime

    • in the afternoon
    • midday

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.

  • car parking

    • Nearby
  • has restaurant

    • Yes

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.

Kite Safari

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.

  • accommodation

    • near the spot
  • public transport

    • Not existing
  • rental cars

    • Recommended

Notice

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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Wind Forecast for Walvis Bay Lagoon Kitesurfing

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Walvis Bay Lagoon stands out as a versatile kitesurfing spot in Namibia, catering to a variety of skill levels. Beginners and freestylers can enjoy the waist-deep flat water areas, while more advanced riders can take on the endless waves on the outside. Despite its rugged landscape and cold water, Walvis Bay Lagoon offers a pure kitesurfing experience, free from the distractions of luxurious tourist amenities. Additionally, its reputation as a haven for windsurfers and its annual speed competition add to its appeal for those looking to break speed records in the cranking wind.