2 kitesurfers having a kite session in front of Palm Island in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Palm Island Kitesurf Spot in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Carribean Kiteboard Spot in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

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.

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Palm Island
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Big Sand - Union Island
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Mayreau Island
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Morpion Island
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Tobago Cays
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Palm Island Kitesurfing wind conditions

Palm Island unfolds as a kitesurfing haven with optimal conditions to exhilarate enthusiasts. Prevailing trade winds consistently blow from the east-southeast, gracing the island and creating a canvas for kite aficionados. With wind speeds ranging between 15 to 20 knots, the conditions are ideal for both novice and seasoned riders.

The prevailing wind direction ensures cross-onshore winds, allowing riders to traverse the azure waters with precision and grace. Waves at Palm Island tend to be moderate, providing an exciting playground without overwhelming challenges. The water conditions, characterized by crystal clarity, enhance the overall kitesurfing experience.

Reliability is a hallmark of Palm Island's kitesurfing appeal. The winds typically begin in the late morning, reaching optimal strength by early afternoon. This consistency ensures an extended window for kitesurfers to revel in their chosen water sport.

  • body wear

    • board shorts
  • downwinder

    • Yes
  • ride type

    • wave
  • skill level

    • advanced
    • professional
  • spot type

    • island
    • reef
  • starting area

    • deep water
  • water condition

    • medium wave
  • wind daytime

    • in the afternoon
    • midday
  • wind type

    • spotTags.value.windType.Trade Winds

Impressions

2 kitesurfers having a kite session in front of Palm Island in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Wind Stats for Palm Island Kiteboarding

Around the Kiteboarding Spot Palm Island

Beyond its kitesurfing allure, Palm Island offers a serene escape for visitors. The vicinity hosts tranquil beaches and lush landscapes, creating a perfect backdrop for relaxation. For those seeking more than just kitesurfing, nearby Union Island provides a glimpse into local culture, with charming restaurants offering delectable Caribbean cuisine.

  • camper parking

    • Not allowed, but possible
  • car parking

    • Nearby
  • has restaurant

    • No
  • has toilet

    • No
  • has shower

    • No

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

Accessing Palm Island is facilitated by boat, with a short distance of approximately 1 kilometers from Union Island or 5min by boat. Regular ferry services and water taxis ensure seamless transportation for kitesurfing enthusiasts. You can ride to Palm Island from Union island riding upwind for 15-20min. Do not go alone, do not attempt as beginner. If you fuck up your kite it’s not looking good for you. If feasible have someone with a boat accompanying you.

  • accommodation

    • close
  • public transport

    • Not existing
  • rental cars

    • Not recommended

Notice

Kitesurfers should exercise caution near the coral reefs surrounding Palm Island to preserve the delicate marine ecosystem.
You can only launch from palm Island if you stay in the local resort.
Do not even try to ride upwind as a beginner. If you get smashed by the waves it does not look good for you.

If you are not staying in Palm Island Resort please get in touch with JT Pro Center and book a trip.

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Wind Forecast for Palm Island Kitesurfing

FAQs

Palm Island enjoys consistent trade winds blowing from the east-southeast, providing optimal conditions for kitesurfing with speeds ranging between 15 to 20 knots.

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