Pointe Faula Kitesurfing in Martinique at Saint Vincent and the Grenadines image with darker sand and palms along the shoreline blown on one side from strong wind

Big Sand - Union Island Kitesurf Spot in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Carribean Kiteboard Spot in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Nestled in the idyllic Caribbean, Union Island, a gem within Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, beckons kitesurfing aficionados with its rich history and consistently favorable wind conditions. As a renowned destination in this Caribbean country, Union Island stands unique, offering not just a thrilling kitesurfing experience but also a glimpse into a vibrant culture and historical landscape. Beyond the allure of adventure, the island provides a sanctuary for those seeking reliable winds, moderate waves, and a tropical haven. With its prime location in the Caribbean area, Union Island is a must-visit for kitesurfers seeking a unique experience.

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Big Sand - Union Island Kitesurfing wind conditions

Union Island's kitesurfing spot is blessed with the trade winds, prevailing consistently from the east-northeast, ranging from 15 to 25 knots. This wind pattern holds true from November to the end of July, ensuring an extended kitesurfing season with optimal conditions. The dry season, spanning from December to May, is particularly ideal, showcasing the winds at their peak and offering a reliable and exhilarating experience for riders. This makes Union Island an excellent choice for kitesurfers, especially beginners, looking for consistent wind conditions.

For those venturing during the low rainy season from August to October, the weaker Caribbean "raining season" minimally impacts Union Island. Morning showers may be occasional, but the afternoons typically clear up, providing a window for kitesurfing enthusiasts to enjoy the island's charms.

  • body wear

    • board shorts
  • downwinder

    • Yes
  • ride type

    • freeride
    • freestyle
    • wakestyle
    • wave
  • skill level

    • beginner
    • intermediate
    • advanced
    • professional
  • spot type

    • island
  • starting area

    • sandy beach
  • water condition

    • flat water
  • wind daytime

    • in the afternoon
    • midday
  • wind type

    • spotTags.value.windType.Trade Winds

Impressions

Pointe Faula Kitesurfing in Martinique at Saint Vincent and the Grenadines image with darker sand and palms along the shoreline blown on one side from strong wind

Wind Stats for Big Sand - Union Island Kiteboarding

Around the Kiteboarding Spot Big Sand - Union Island

Immersing yourself in Union Island goes beyond kitesurfing. Explore the historical Fort Hill, savor local delicacies in Clifton village, and indulge in the warmth of Caribbean culture. The island's low tourist influx during the hurricane season, from July to October, ensures a tranquil environment for both kitesurfing and leisurely exploration. Union Island's unique appeal extends to being a great location for beginners to hone their skills amidst stunning Caribbean surroundings.

  • camper parking

    • Not allowed, but possible
  • car parking

    • Nearby
  • emergency

    • A medical center
    • A rescue service
  • has restaurant

    • Yes
  • has toilet

    • Yes
  • has shower

    • Yes

How to get to Big Sand - Union Island and how to bring it about while you're there

Accessing Union Island is seamless for kitesurfers, with flights or ferries from Maurice Bishop International Airport in Grenada. Taxis and rental cars facilitate easy exploration of the kitesurfing spot and nearby attractions.

  • accommodation

    • close
  • public transport

    • Poorly developed
  • rental cars

    • Not recommended

Notice

he air temperature remains a balmy 30°C year-round, accompanied by a water temperature of 28°C, eliminating the need for a wetsuit.
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Some popular kitesurfing spots in Union Island include Clifton Harbor, Frigate Island, and Chatham Bay.

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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Palm Island

In the embrace of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Palm Island stands as a distinguished kitesurfing destination with a rich maritime history. Formerly known as Prune Island, this pristine oasis has garnered acclaim not only for its natural beauty but also for the exceptional kitesurfing conditions it offers. Today, Palm Island stands as a testament to the harmonious marriage of wind, water, and adventure.

View on mini Waves at Mayreau Island with few people kitesurfing
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Mayreau Island

Mayreau Island, a neighboring gem just a short boat ride from Union Island, beckons kitesurfers with its enchanting spot known as Salt Whistle Bay. Historically rich and nestled in the heart of the Grenadines, Mayreau has become a must-visit destination for enthusiasts seeking the perfect blend of wind, waves, and tranquility.

View of way to the spot with palm trees and kites ready to launch
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Kitebeach - Union Island

Welcome to Kitebeach, the ultimate flat-water playground for kitesurfers on Union Island! With its perfect blend of tranquil waters and consistent breezes, this spot is a haven for riders seeking smooth sailing and endless stoke. Let's dive into what makes Kitebeach a must-visit destination for kitesurfing enthusiasts.

Remote Kitesurf Beach at Tobago Cays with crystal clear water
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Tobago Cays

In the embrace of the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines archipelago lies Tobago Cays, a revered sanctuary for kitesurfing enthusiasts. Steeped in historical significance as a filming location for the renowned "Pirates of the Caribbean" series, Tobago Cays has evolved into a sought-after destination, celebrated for its pristine waters and exceptional kitesurfing conditions.