Many kites lying in the sand of Palawan

Palawan Kitesurf Spot in Palawan

Asia Kiteboard Spot in Philippines

When you talk about the Mecca of kitesurfing in the Asian continent, Palawan Island has to chart the list. Residing on the western barriers of the Philippines, this luxurious kite spot has created quite a buzz among the kitesurfer communities worldwide. With emerald green crystal clear water, blending horizons from all ends, and glittery white dunes, this place manages to attract lots of adventure seekers and family trippers throughout the year. For kiteboarding, Palawan offers flat to choppy water beds, perfect beach breaks, and reliable Passat wind conditions. To ensure kiteboarders' safety, here you'll find a medical center, kite repairing centers, and emergency services. So, if you want to have a lazy beach vacay and enjoy the kitesurfing craft to your heart’s content, Palawan awaits you.

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Palawan Kitesurfing wind conditions

Palawan Island offers a stable and reliable Passat trade wind during the peak seasons. The kitesurfing peak season falls between October to March. During these months, the onshore and side onshore wind blows from the northeastern corners, with the wind speed ranging between 15 to 20 knots. You get the most affordable wind during the mid-day. However, the wind speed can extend up to 35 knots on certain days in the peak kiteboarding months, i.e., November, December, January, and February. The beginning of October is considered the early season, whereas the end of March, falls in the late season. 

  • body wear

    • board shorts
    • short neo
  • downwinder

    • Yes
  • ride type

    • freeride
    • freestyle
    • 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

    • midday

Wind Stats for Palawan Kiteboarding

Around the Kiteboarding Spot Palawan

Palawan beach resides in the laps of the South China Sea and the Sulu Sea that merge together coming from the northwest and southeast corners of the Palawan Island in the Philippines. This place has emerged as a significant kitesurf spot for all the right reasons. With flat and mediumwave patterns, this place offers the perfect surfing conditions for beginners and intermediates. And for pro-level kiteboarders, this place reserves the choppy water areas. Due to such favorable conditions, freestylers, wakestyle surfers, and freeriders keep flocking in here during the seasons. The beach offers great seaside accommodations and kitesurfing rental services. With the magnificent beauty, tropical summer breeze, and vibrant beach lifestyle, you’ll be glued to Palawan and keep coming back.
If you are done with your kitesurfing adventure and still have a couple of nights to spend in Palawan, then fret not. This place offers a host of other happening activities apart from kiteboarding. For starters, you can enjoy other water sports like windsurfing, SUP, wave surfing, beach hockey, buggy rides, jet ski, leisurely fishing, and many more. The water of Palawan reserves a great variety of seaweeds and other aquatic floras and faunas. Take a deep dive and explore them. Off the beach, you get a vibrant lifestyle to explore through local trails and hiking trips. Treat your culinary desires with exotic seafood varieties that this place has to offer.

  • camper parking

    • Not allowed, but possible
  • car parking

    • At the spot
  • emergency

    • A medical center
  • has restaurant

    • Yes
  • has toilet

    • Yes
  • has shower

    • Yes

How to get to Palawan and how to bring it about while you're there

Palawan is perhaps the most beautiful beach in the entire Philippines. If you are traveling internationally, Puerto Princesa International Airport is the closest airport to the place. From there, Palawan is just 10.8 km away, which means it will take around 19 mins via Puerto Princesa North Road. Public transport is not easily available, so we recommend you hire a vehicle to make your journey easy and hassle-free.

  • accommodation

    • at the spot
  • public transport

    • Poorly developed
  • rental cars

    • Recommended


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Wind Forecast for Palawan Kitesurfing


The optimal wind conditions at the Palawan kitesurf spot are during the peak season, from October to March. The area experiences stable and reliable Passat trade winds, with wind speeds ranging between 15 to 20 knots. During mid-day, the wind is most affordable, although it can sometimes extend up to 35 knots, particularly in the peak kiteboarding months of November, December, January, and February.