The lagoons

Ride the Rush: Kitesurfing Adventures in Calm Lagoons Await!

what makes lagoons truly special? Imagine this: in these sheltered waters, you have the ideal stage to learn and master tricks. With calm surfaces, there is no wrestling with big waves—just you, your board, and the perfect conditions to nail those epic moves. The shallow and safe lagoons become your ultimate playground, offering the space and tranquility needed to unleash your kitesurfing potential. It is not just a ride; it is a journey of progression and adrenaline, making lagoons the go-to spot for honing your skills and mastering the art of kitesurfing. Ready for the next level? Let the lagoons be your arena of excitement! 🪁🏄‍♂️
View from Hotel to the Kitesurf Beach in Safaga
Egypt - Safaga

Safaga is a well-known flat water Kite Spot located 5 km South of Soma Bay, offering a more traditional Egyptian village with minimal tourist facilities. There are a few shops and cafes here and there, as well as a small market and a fish and vegetable market. Depending on the tide and the spot you choose to locate yourself, you’ll have large sandy beaches and sparkling turquoise waters surrounded by rugged terrain. Safaga is also a fantastic dive and snorkelling site so if the wind lets you down there’s still plenty to do

It’s not a spot for wave riders, but if you’re looking to learn or to practice kitesurfing in flat water then Safaga offers a huge area with warm water and consistent wind.

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Egypt - Seahorse Bay

Seahorse Bay Kitesurfing Spot is one of those dreamy flat water areas in Egypt that have had kite schools from the very beginning, and remain popular to this day. Several of the big German companies call this their home in Egypt and for good reason, with stunning crystal clear water, wind for most of the year and perfect kitesurfing conditions from total beginners up to professional freestyle kitesurfers. The local area doesn’t offer much in the way of traditional Egyptian history, but you can fly cheap from most European countries, it’s warmer than Europe, and Kitesurfing at Seahorse Bay offers great flat water experience without the crowds that you’ll normally find at some other Kitesurf Spots in Hurghada itself like Kitesurfing in Soma Bay or Kiteboarding in Hurghada Bay.

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Diani Beach in the morning
Kenya - Diani Beach

Diani Beach is a very well known and highly regarded kite spot on the coast of Kenya, only 35km or so from Mombasa. For kitesurfing, Diani Beach offers a huge lagoon with warm, shallow, and flat water along with a reliable trade wind and 2 wind seasons. This is the right place to hang around and slow down with wide white sunny beaches, a tropical summer breeze, glittery blue water, and a wild touch of African authenticity. There are plenty of schools offering lessons here, and a variety of different spots to suit freestyle kiteboarding and wave riding too, so it welcomes beginners and pros alike.

Wonderful view from Oceanlodge to kitebeach in Baie de Sakalava
Madagascar - Baie de Sakalava

Baie de Sakalava, or more commonly, Sakalava beach, is a marvelous sandy beach in the country of Madagascar. Located far north of this island country, this place sits perfectly to face the vast Indian Ocean to its East. The sandy shores of this beach run over a mile long. The stretch of green mangroves and the blue lagoon enhances the beauty of this place. Sakalava beach offers a bunch of fantastic beach sports, which include windsurfing, snorkeling, stand-up paddling, kajak, and even fishing.

Beautiful turquoise water at Le Morne kitespot
Mauritius - Le Morne

Le Morne on the Southwestern tip of Mauritius offers a fantastic flat water lagoon and waves ranging from beginner friendly to pro kitesurfers only. With so much kitesurfing variety and steady wind making it perfect for all levels of kitesurfer, plus a stunning location and luxurious hotels it’s no wonder kitesurfers flock here year round. Le Morne and Mauritius as a whole is a well known honeymoon destination so the prices can be higher here than some other kite spots, but the quality of service and the amazing kitesurfing conditions make it more than worthwhile.

Flight shot over Le Morne with view of the island
Mauritius - Anse La Raie

Anse La Raie Kite Spot is getting more popular as Mauritius gets explored further and people venture away from the well known spots in Le Morne. Offering a huge lagoon thanks to the barrier reef 2.5km offshore, this is a great spot for anyone not comfortable kitesurfing in the waves, or who wants flat water to practice their latest and greatest freestyle tricks. There are a couple of wave spots breaking over the reef here, which are nice to ride but the reef is shallow so better left to those with more kitesurfing experience!

Mauritius has been a popular kitesurfing and honeymoon destination for years now, so there are various options for all your kitesurfing needs, just be prepared that the prices can be a little on the higher side when compared to some other island destinations. It’s also less of a solo traveller destination, and tends to attract more families, groups and honeymooners, so bear that in mind.

Dakhla Speed Spot Kitesurfing flag in front with Kitesurfers, sea and dunes in the background
Morocco - Dakhla Speed Spot

The Kitesurfing Speed Spot in Dakhla is probably the best known freestyle Kiteboarding Spot in Morocco, with a huge area of butter flat water at low tide, and pumping wind almost every day during the season. The wind blows directly offshore so it’s not a beginner Kite Spot, you need to at the very least be able to kitesurf upwind, and being comfortable with how to self rescue is definitely helpful too! If you come from one of the kite accommodations some offer a boat rescue service but not all, so it’s worth checking how it works before you head out Kitesurfing in Dakhla Speed Spot. It’s a stunning and remote spot in the middle of the desert, but it’s amazing and there's a good reason for its popularity.

The easiest way to get to Dakhla - Speed Spot for Kiteboarding is with a boat, 4x4 or get a ride with a tractor out to the spot, just remember the tide will come in at some point so leave any belongings in a high and dry place. You can also just kite over to speed spot, it will just require a bit of a downwind and then upwind slog but it’s very doable.

Walvis Bay Lagoon
Namibia - Walvis Bay Lagoon

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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Namibia - Luderitz

Welcome to Luderitz, Namibia, a kitesurfing paradise filled with character and unexpected charm. This small and friendly town presents a surprising fusion of German influence amidst the desert landscapes. Get ready for an extraordinary kitesurfing adventure, where the wind and awe-inspiring surroundings will leave an indelible mark on your soul.

Low tide at Langebaan
South Africa - Langebaan Main Beach

Langebaan Main Beach offers some fun bump and jump kiteboarding conditions in the lagoon with flat water further out behind the island. The water here is generally warmer than the Blouberg/Cape Town kite spots just up the coast, and the wind is a little lighter for the most part making it ideal for beginners and improving kitesurfers. 

Langebaan town is a bustling little place with a load of accommodation options, various restaurants, beach bars, supermarkets and everything a kitesurfer could want for a perfect kite trip. The wind will either work here or at the nearby Shark bay (not the dangerous kind) and mixing the two up in one day can be a lot of fun. Most of the local kite schools offer lessons here on Main Beach so be aware of any beginners when entering and exiting the water.

View from terrace  over shark bay at sunset.
South Africa - Shark Bay

Shark Bay (don’t worry, no dangerous sharks) near Langebaan is a great spot to learn kitesurfing or for more advanced riders to practice their freestyle. The water is mainly waist to chest deep here and at low tide there are various sand bars which create mini flat water kitesurfing spots that are perfect for practicing tricks. It’s a popular spot among freeride kiters and there are also various kite schools who operate here, so it can get really busy on the beach. Luckily there is a big area to kitesurf in if you don’t care about having the flattest water or showing off to the spectators on the beach, and kiting a bit further upwind or out into the bay will give you plenty of room.

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South Africa - Hermanus

Hermanus, a coastal town in South Africa's Western Cape province, has increasingly become a sought-after destination for kitesurfing. This burgeoning interest is primarily driven by the area's optimal wind conditions and the diversity of kiting spots it offers, including the Klein River Lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean. Historically, Hermanus has been renowned for its whale watching, but its natural beauty and favorable wind patterns have also made it a hub for water sports, especially kitesurfing.

Drone view from land to Pwani Beach in Zanzibar
Tanzania - Pwani Mchangani

Pwani Mchangani in Zanzibar is a top spot for kiteboarding in Tanzania. With its shallow lagoon and warm waters, it caters to both beginners and experienced kiters. The Indian Ocean provides ideal wind conditions for kite surfing, with high-velocity winds sweeping over the stunning stretch of Pwani Mchangani's white sand beach. Get ready for an exhilarating kitesurfing experience in this paradise!

Paje Beach
Tanzania - Paje Beach

Paje, Zanzibar is a mecca for kitesurfing, boasting beautiful scenery, reliable winds and plenty of space. While some tourists prefer the more developed Northern beaches, Paje's tranquil atmosphere draws kitesurfers back annually. The spot has 2 trade winds and flat water, with a reef further out for wave riders. Accommodation and kite schools have improved significantly, with fresh seafood available at nearby restaurants. While it can be a bit pricey, locals cook it to perfection. Patience is key, as orders take longer. Paje is a must-visit for nature lovers and kitesurfing enthusiasts, where time seems to slow down and relaxation is the norm.

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Sri Lanka - Kappalady Lagoon

Kappalady lagoon is a small lagoon around 20km South of Kalpitiya, with warm water and wind for kitesurfing nearly 8 months of the year. It offers less gusty wind than the Kalpitiya lagoon in the summer season from May until September, and flat water for freestyle kiteboarding. It’s the best spot that you don’t need a boat to get to, which makes it a popular place to kitesurf in the area. The lagoon can get busy quickly in the season so knowing how to kitesurf close to others is essential here, but it’s the nicest kite spot in the summer season if you don’t want to get a boat to Vella island. The village itself is very small and the locals are generally friendly and helpful to any foreigners.

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Sri Lanka - Puttalam - the big Kahuna

Puttalam, a district located in the North Western Province of Sri Lanka, is an absolute paradise for kitesurfers. The crown jewel of the area is undoubtedly the Big Kahuna, a popular kitesurfing spot that offers ideal wind conditions, breathtaking views, and a kitesurfing experience that's second to none. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a curious beginner, Big Kahuna in Puttalam will exceed your expectations and provide a thrilling adventure on the waves.

Magical view ower green mangroves at Kappalady Lagoon
Sri Lanka - Kalpitiya (Big) Lagoon

Immersed in the raw beauty of Sri Lanka's western coastline, the Kalpitiya Lagoon is not just a destination for kitesurfing; it's a culturally rich oasis that invites exploration and immersion in a world far removed from the ordinary.
A veritable gem for kitesurfers, the lagoon offers an expansive stretch of flat, waist-deep water. This, coupled with the consistent winds driven by two distinct monsoon seasons, provides an environment that serves both beginners and experienced riders. The southwest monsoon from May to September delivers robust winds, while the northeast monsoon, from December to February, offers gentler yet equally engaging conditions.
But Kalpitiya Lagoon is more than just a prime kitesurfing spot; it's a window into an authentic Sri Lankan experience. Framed by palm-dotted shores and vibrant mangrove forests, the lagoon sits adjacent to local fishing villages, offering a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in the rhythms of local life. The warm, inviting community shares its rich traditions and local cuisines with visitors, adding another enriching layer to the kitesurfing adventure.
Beyond the villages, the area's biodiversity is a spectacle in its own right. Between kitesurfing sessions, one can venture into a world of natural splendor, observing the local wildlife, such as dolphins and whales, or exploring the nearby Wilpattu National Park.
In essence, kitesurfing in Kalpitiya Lagoon is not merely a sport; it's an adventure intertwining exhilarating kitesurfing experiences with the rich tapestry of local culture and stunning natural beauty. It's not just about riding the wind; it's about embracing a unique journey that will leave you with memories as vivid as the Sri Lankan sunset.

Phan Rang Beach View with kites
Vietnam - Phan Rang

Phan Rang has quickly become one of Vietnam’s most loved Kitesurfing Spots, with a shallow lagoon making it perfect for learning and practicing tricks, and also waves on the outside of the reef so a bit of everything for everyone! The wind in season is incredibly consistent, and Vietnam has a whole lot to offer other than kiteboarding so you won’t get bored in a hurry here.

The actual kite lagoon is named My Hoa and is about 16km North of Phan Rang itself, and because it hasn’t yet gained the level of exposure as Mui Ne it’s still a relatively quiet kite spot. The locals are less likely to speak English than in the more touristy spots, but they are super welcoming and lovely, the location is stunning as well as being amazing for kitesurfing, and the food is incredible.

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Denmark - Kloster

Kloster, Denmark, a coastal paradise by the North Sea, offers kitesurfers an irresistible blend of consistent winds, dynamic wave conditions, and a touch of Scandinavian allure. Steady northwest winds beckon riders year-round, with peak conditions from May to September. Whether you're chasing adrenaline-pumping waves or seeking a serene spot to harness the wind, Kloster's inviting shores cater to all levels of kitesurfing enthusiasts. Beyond the surf, explore Danish culture, savor local cuisine, and immerse yourself in the coastal charm of Kloster, Denmark. This guide equips you with all you need to know for an exceptional kitesurfing adventure in Kloster.

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France - Leucate - Le Goulet

Le Goulet in Leucate, France, stands as a significant kitesurfing location, rich in both historical and contemporary relevance. This spot, nestled in the Languedoc-Roussillon region, has seen the evolution of kitesurfing from a niche pastime to a globally recognized sport. Leucate, historically a fishing and winemaking region, has transformed part of its identity around this exhilarating sport. Le Goulet is particularly famous for its reliable wind conditions, making it a sought-after destination for kitesurfers of all levels. Its geographical positioning contributes to its unique wind patterns, offering a blend of challenges and enjoyment for enthusiasts.

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France - Leucate - Les Pecheurs

Leucate Les Pecheurs is a renowned kitesurfing spot located in the picturesque region of Occitanie, France. This area is celebrated for its exceptional wind conditions, particularly favored by the kitesurfing community. Historically, Leucate has transitioned from a traditional fishing village to a hub for wind-based watersports, largely due to the reliable winds that grace its shores. The spot is particularly famous for its suitability to a range of kitesurfing styles, attracting both beginners and seasoned enthusiasts.

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France - Leucate - La Mine

Leucate La Mine, a prime kitesurfing spot, is situated in the scenic region of Occitanie in southern France. This spot has grown in popularity due to its exceptional wind conditions and scenic beauty. Leucate itself has a rich history as a fishing and winemaking area, which has now become synonymous with wind-based watersports. La Mine is particularly recognized for providing conditions favorable to a range of kitesurfing styles, making it a notable destination.

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Germany - Sankt Peter-Ording

Sankt Peter-Ording, a renowned kitesurfing destination, is situated on the Eiderstedt peninsula in Germany. This spot is celebrated for its extensive 12-kilometer beach, the largest in Germany, and diverse kitesurfing conditions. The area's unique features include picturesque dune landscapes, vast sandy beaches, and characteristic stilt houses. Historically, Sankt Peter-Ording has evolved from a modest fishing village to a bustling kitesurfing hub, hosting the Kitesurf World Cup for over a decade. Its geographical position on a peninsula contributes to its varied kitesurfing spots, catering to different skill levels and styles.

Loissin Kitesurfing two friends looking out to the baltic sea at the beach of ludwigsburg
Germany - Loissin

Loissin, a renowned kitesurfing destination, is situated on the shores of the Greifswalder Bodden, a lagoon in the Baltic Sea. This spot is famous for its consistent wind conditions and vast, shallow water areas, making it an ideal location for both beginners and experienced kitesurfers. Historically, the region around Greifswald has been a hub for maritime activities, and in recent years, it has gained popularity for kitesurfing, attracting enthusiasts from around the world.

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Italy - Valledoria Lagoon

The Island Sardinia and the Kite Spot Valledoria Lagoon is no longer the insider tip for kitesurfers everywhere, as it is touted by many tour operators. Sardinia is one of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean and has much more to offer than just beaches. On Sardinia, the two dominant winds, the Mistral and the Scirocco, are strengthened by thermals and does  increase in the afternoon. The mistral blows diagonally onshore from the north-east, while the scirocco comes offshore from the south-east. The Lagoon is a perfect protection when the sirocco comes offshore. 

Lo Stagnone
Italy - Lo Stagnone

Lo Stagnone is a famous Italian lagoon standing wild in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea. It is one of the premium kitesurf spots in and around Italy and Europe. The location is famous for its lush green background, salty beaches, downwinders, and perfect beach breaks. The mirror flat lagoon of Lo Stagnone is wide and surreal with turquoise Mediterranean water, soft summer breeze, and glittery spreads of fine sand. Such favorable kitesurfing conditions help the place to have kiteboarders flying in throughout the year. If you are a kitesurfing noob, a master, or a freestyler, Lo Stagnone lagoon is right here to welcome you with its best reserves. Lo Stagnone is popular as the workout place for kiteboarders. Situated in the Marsala town of the district Trapani, towards the northern territory of Sicily this wild kite spot has an 8 square mile stretch of lagoon. Lo Stagnone offers the perfect trade wind, beach breaks with mirror flat water bed, and beautiful horizons to be stocked at. The wide stretch of beaches offers a sunny sunbathing cradle to the sea beach fanatics. If you are a freestyler, a kiteboarding brat, or simply a first-timer, Lo Stagnone offers you places according to your kitesurfing needs. Whether a laid-back traveler who wants to hang around and soak in the simple beach lifestyle, this lagoon of Italy has everything to lay hands on.

Aerial View of kitebeach Harlingen next to the port
Netherlands - Harlingen

The Kite Spot Harlingen, which is located directly at the idyllic small town of the same name, is very easy to reach. A large parking lot on the other side of the road offers direct access. As is usual in the Netherlands, there are wind and weather resistant restaurants with a view of the water, where you can fortify yourself after the session. a great small town with an old harbor and good restaurants and bars. 

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Portugal - Faro

Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing kitesurfing scene of Faro, Portugal. Situated in the heart of the sunny Algarve region, Faro's expansive coastline, lagoons, and reliable wind patterns make it a favored destination among kitesurfers worldwide. Whether you're a seasoned veteran or a budding enthusiast, Faro's varied spots cater to every skill level.

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Portugal - Murtosa

Murtosa, located in the Aveiro district of Portugal, is known for its cultural history and natural environments. Its significance in the kitesurfing community arises from its excellent wind conditions and scenic views. Murtosa's connection with the Ria de Aveiro lagoon has historically influenced its culture and economy, making it an integral part of the region's identity.

Obidos Lagoon at flat water in Portugal
Portugal - Obidos Lagoon

The Obidos Lagoon is one of the best places in Portugal to start kiteboarding because of the shallow, waist-deep water, which is generally flat and with acres of space. The Lagoon, located one hour north of Lisbon in the Centro Region, is exposed to the full force of the Nortada wind, which is funneled in by the neighboring hills. Summer conditions are ideal, but this is a year-round kiteboarding spot as Obidos works in all wind directions and at all times of the day. There's lots of space to practice as it's generally less crowded than some of the other kite spots nearer to Lisbon. The flat water is perfect for mastering all your tricks, whether that’s relaunching your kite, first jumps, board offs, or busting your first double handle pass. Because the bottom is sandy and there are no channels to draw you out into the ocean, the Obidos Lagoon is a relatively safe area spot to learn to kitesurf, and also offers amazing freestyle kiteboarding conditions for you aspiring pro riders.

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Portugal - Lagoa de Albufeira

Portugal's coastline is a mosaic of kitesurfing spots, and one gem that stands out is Lagoa de Albufeira, a picturesque lagoon nestled in the municipality of Sesimbra. A mecca for wind enthusiasts, this spot offers the unique blend of a sheltered lagoon and the open Atlantic, making it perfect for riders of all skill levels.

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Portugal - Bom Sucesso

Praia do Bom Sucesso on the Obidos Lagoon used to be a bit of a hidden gem kiteboard spot, but it has gained popularity in recent years due to visits by pro kitesurfers and Portugal in general exploding onto the scene (Looking at you Nazare...). The combination of plenty of space, flat water, and the Portuguese Nortada wind makes for a fantastic kite spot for all levels. The quality of kite schools and kite surf infrastructure here have dramatically improved in recent years and so it has become much more welcoming for adventure lovers.

You are only allowed to kiteboard on the estuary and Northern side from mid September until mid June, the summer months are reserved for general public use, so if you visit in summer you’ll have to go kitesurfing a bit further into the lagoon, but Bom Sucesso is still a great place to launch from.

Fishermens boats in Alvor City
Portugal - Alvor

With its pristine, sandy beaches, crystal clear water, and consistent winds, Alvor, Portugal is a veritable kitesurfing paradise. This charming fishing village, located in the Algarve region, is fast becoming a top destination for kitesurfers from around the world, thanks to its unique blend of excellent conditions and captivating local culture.

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Bahamas - Snow Bay

Snow Bay, located in the beautiful Bahamas, is renowned as one of the most famous kiteboarding destinations alongside Bonefish Bay, Long Bay, Columbus Monument, and Grotto Beach at Sandy Point. This tropical island group consists of 700 breathtaking islands, with just 30 of them inhabited. Among these islands, San Salvador stands out as the windiest and most extreme, offering ideal conditions for kitesurfing enthusiasts. From November to May, the trade winds bless the island with a steady and constant breeze, creating an idyllic haven for watersports lovers.

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Bonaire - Lac Bay

Bonaire, a Caribbean island, is a windsurfing paradise, known for its consistent trade winds and crystal-clear waters. While Lac Bay is celebrated as a world-class windsurfing destination, kitesurfing enthusiasts generally head to other spots on the island such as Atlantis Beach. Bonaire's kitesurfing history, intertwined with its maritime and cultural heritage, showcases a fusion of natural beauty and adventure sports.

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Cayman Islands - Rum Point

Rum Point in Grand Cayman offers a fantastic flat water kitesurfing spot, with tons of space in the lagoon which is protected by an outer reef. Between here and Starfish Point you’ll find masses of space to ride but finding a spot to launch and land your kite can be the only challenge as a lot of the local beaches are private. The Cayman Islands are known for being a banking tax haven, but they also offer some great kitesurfing, so the next time you need to open an offshore account for some sweet tax avoidance why not combine it with a sick kitesurfing trip?

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Cayman Islands - East End

East End is one of the more popular Kite Spots on Grand Cayman with shallow flat water, making it an ideal spot for beginners and freestyle kitesurfers alike. The reef about 1km offshore keeps the water nice and calm even when the trade wind blows, and the cross onshore wind means you should always find your way back to the beach. There are some small waves breaking over the reef a bit further out so if you are on a strapless kite surfboard then you can also have some fun here.

Grand Cayman is known for its many banks and status as a tax haven for the ultra rich, but the crystal clear water makes it a perfect diving and snorkelling spot, and it’s becoming more and more popular for kitesurfing due to its proximity to the USA and perfect kiteboarding conditions during the winter from November until April.

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Cayman Islands - Barkers Beach

The kite spot Barkers Beach is a prime destination for kitesurfer communities. Located on the northwest coasts of Cayman Island, this beach is a secluded nook for solo trippers and gypsies. The area is huge, and there's enough shallow water for kiteboarding beginners. Barkers Beach resides in the heart of Barker's National Park, distant from George Town and Seven Mile Beach. This makes the spot a preferable place to escape all the city noise. If you want to spend some time in solace stocked at the magnificent beach-scapes, stroll around lazy, and kitesurf to your heart's content, say hi to Barker's Beach.

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Cayman Islands - Point of Sand

During the European winter months, you can enjoy the best kite conditions. Kitesurfing on the Little Cayman Islands is about 80 kilometers northeast of Grand Cayman. In comparison, Little Cayman Island retained its Caribbean originality far away from mass tourism. There is a fairly big beach with plenty of space to launch. The beach is sand but beware of driftwood, especially if self launching. Little Cayman Island is just a short flight from Miami and even closer to Cuba. The kiteboarding happens on Little Cayman in picture perfect, warm, tropical Caribbean blue waters with reliable trade winds making this an ideal spot for easy progression and comfortable cruising.

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Costa Rica - Playa Copal

One of the windier places in Costa Rica, with 25+ knot winds, flat to choppy water and a long season. The kitesurf spot of Playa Copal is surrounded by national parks so it’s a great place to be if you want to see whales, turtles, monkeys, and a variety of birds in their natural habitat. It’s not a beach for other beach goers as it’s very remote and quiet, but if you enjoy the beauty of nature and just want to kite hard all day every day this could be a good option for you.

Beautiful brown beach with blue sky in Cuba Santa Lucia
Cuba - Santa Lucia

When you think of Cuba you probably have cigars and classic cars in mind, but there are some great kitesurfing spots too, one of which is Santa Lucia, an empty palm fringed beach with flat water close to shore and some little choppy waves breaking just a bit further off. Due to sitting in the trade winds it makes for a perfect kite spot from November to May, with steady wind conditions most days during that time. The water is crystal blue and the culture and history is something special, so there are plenty of good reasons to visit Cuba even if you aren’t just there for kitesurfing.

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Mexico - Las Nubes

Causas Verdes is 120 kilometers (about two hours by road) from Comitán, Chiapas. Las Nubes is common cropland with 276 indigenous Tzotzil and Tzeltal people. They provide an exciting alternative to eco-tourism, which has helped them become one of the most successful businesses in the country in recent years. Las Nubes kitesurf spot is one of the few secret kite spots on the island where kitesurfing can be done on the shoreline. Apart from Hotel Las Nubes, located at the kite spot's start, it is the final hotel on the strip along the shore. A string of pure, untouched beaches with unique features make kitesurfing feasible without hassles and far away from the masses.

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Panama - Punta Chame

Punta Chame Kite Spot is a little tropical paradise in Panama, with multiple different flat water and small wave spots depending on the tide and the wind conditions, and a steady trade wind blowing from December until March. The vibe here is laid back with only kitesurfing and the local fishing village in the immediate area, but it’s growing in popularity among kitesurfers and you’ll generally always find a good crew here. 

As the local infrastructure isn’t so developed you shouldn’t come expecting 5 star luxury, but the idyllic kitesurfing more than makes up for it, and if you are after a relaxing kite holiday then this could be a really perfect spot.

Aerial view of the Tobago Cays in St Vincent and the Grenadines
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.

Beautiful light blue water at Pigeon Point in Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago - Pigeon Point

Discover the exhilarating world of kitesurfing at Pigeon Point on the stunning island of Tobago. With its picture-perfect beaches, turquoise waters, and consistent winds, this kite spot offers an unforgettable experience for kitesurfing enthusiasts of all levels.

View from Restaurant to Ilha do Guajiru lagoon with grass landing field
Brazil - Ilha do Guajiru

Ilha do Guajiru is one of the largest kitesurfing lagoons in Brazil, and is very popular with everyone from total beginners to pro riders. The wind blows for about 8 months of the year from June/July until January/February, and as it’s a little further North the wind in Ilha tends to blow a bit longer than some of the spots closer to Fortaleza. There are an abundance of good quality pousadas on the spot, and it can get pretty busy in the season particularly when a large tour group descends, but luckily the kite lagoon is large enough that you can always find some free space to kitesurf away from the crowd. There are a number of different kite spots in the lagoon, and it’s also a popular place to do downwinders, which can be arranged via the pousadas or you can just jump in a taxi and get dropped off somewhere upwind if you’re feeling adventurous!

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Brazil - Lagoa Taiba

Nestled along Ceara's captivating coastline, Taiba stands as a revered kitesurfing haven, distinguished by its harmonious mix of flat water and exhilarating waves. Situated just over 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Fortaleza, this unassuming town has etched its place not only for its exceptional kitesurfing conditions but also for the serene ambiance and breathtaking natural surroundings that define its allure.

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Brazil - Lagoa da Barra Nova

Welcome to the exhilarating world of kitesurfing at Lagoa da Barra Nova! Nestled in a tropical haven, this kite spot offers an enchanting blend of professional challenges and empathic relaxation. With its consistent wind patterns and breathtaking scenery, it's a paradise for kitesurfers seeking an unforgettable experience.

Lagoinha Kite Beach with small waves coming in
Brazil - Lagoinha Beach

Situated in Brazil, Lagoinha Beach is easily one of the highly-rated beaches across South America. Earlier, it was famous as a hiding place for the notorious French pirates. Nowadays, the place is possibly one of the largest tourist attractions and a premium kite spot across the Sol Poente Route. Thousands of people from all over the world visit Logoinha Beach to witness their paradise of dreams. However, the area is home to a small community of fishermen living in tranquility. Apart from these, the famous kitesurf spot offers perfect beach breaks, reliable wind conditions, and a warm tropical summer vibe. So, to start your kite adventure in peace among coconut trees and white sand dunes, visit Lagoinha Beach.

Long sandbank at Galinhos Brazil Kitesurfspot
Brazil - Galinhos

The Kite Spot Galinhos is still an uncrowded Spot that offers more than some other Spots in Brazil. This spot is a real highlight with unique spot characteristics. In addition, due to some local strengthening effects, the Kite Spot Galinhos also has an even stronger wind than the area around Fortaleza. The wind blows mostly continuously, but builds up to full strength only by midday. 

Philippe crashing his kite hard in Barra Grande Lagoon
Brazil - Barra Grande

Barra Grande, an enchanting nook in Bahia, Brazil, has firmly marked itself on the map as a premier kitesurfing destination. Boasting consistent winds, azure waters, and a memorable downwind course to Macapa, this is a spot that offers far more than just an adrenaline thrill.

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Brazil - Atins

Nestled on the northeast coast of Brazil, Atins is an undiscovered gem that offers an unparalleled kitesurfing experience. This tranquil fishing village is framed by the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the mesmerizing Lençóis Maranhenses National Park on the other, providing a backdrop of undulating sand dunes and emerald lagoons that make kitesurfing in Atins an unforgettable encounter.

Roger doing a high jump that he will never land but it looks cool
Brazil - Praia de Macapa

Welcome to the kitesurfing haven of Praia de Macapa, a hidden gem nestled north of Barra Grande. With its pristine shores and wind-kissed waves, this spot beckons both seasoned riders and newcomers to experience the thrill of kitesurfing in a truly magical setting.

Beautiful view from drone to Jambiani kitesurfing Beach
Tanzania - Jambiani

Jambiani offers basically the same conditions as nearby Paje but without the crowds, making it an ideal kitesurf holiday destination. With two wind seasons meaning wind for kitesurfing 8 months of the year, and a mix of a large flat water lagoon and waves on the reef, it’s no surprise Jambiani is growing in popularity among kitesurfers. If you want crystal blue water, warm enough to kitesurf in board shorts and t shirt, flat water at low tide and waves at high tide, then this is the place for you! Add to that a pretty decent food and drink scene locally and you’ve got a perfect recipe for your next kiteboarding trip.

Many kites lying in the sand of Palawan
Philippines - Palawan

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.

Flat Water boring picture from Shutterstock showing Adams bridge
Sri Lanka - Adams Bridge

Adam's Bridge offers a flat water lagoon for kiteboarding with pumping wind during the summer, and choppy waves on the upwind side of the sandbar. In the winter the wind blows in the opposite direction and so the ocean side offers a stunning playground for hydrofoil kiteboarding and freestyle kitesurfing in offshore wind. With 8 months of wind in the year it’s unsurprising that Adam’s bridge is becoming more popular for kitesurfing, but it’s still very remote without much in the way of infrastructure close by and so isn’t anywhere as busy as the area around Kalpitiya.

Sandy Beach in Lahami with Mountains in the Background
Egypt - Lahami Bay

Lahami bay and Wadi Lahami lagoon offer a huge flat and shallow area, perfect for learning to kitesurf or work on your best freestyle tricks. There are also a couple of waves breaking at the outside of the reef, so if you fancy throwing your kite surfboard in too there’s fun to be had there. A 2 km long narrow reef with a fantastic snorkeling area protects the kitesurf spot, meaning the water always stays pretty flat, even when the wind picks up. The peak tourist season in Lahami Bay begins in May and lasts until September, but it’s a spot which works year round and the winter is popular with European visitors as it’s a pretty short flight.

People with stomach issues kitesurfing in Soma Bay
Egypt - Hurghada Bay

Hurghada, Egypt's original kite spot, has grown into one of the Red Sea's most popular kiteboarding destinations, thanks to its consistent wind, shallow, flat water and affordable package deals. The place is awash with hotels covering all budgets and styles, and the town is home to numerous bars and nightclubs. The incredible variety of weird and wonderful sea life found in the Red Sea near Hurghada initially brought the town to global attention as a diving hotspot, but in recent years kitesurfing has exploded in popularity there. The combination of warm, shallow, flat water and really consistent winds make it a perfect place for everyone from total beginners to professional kitesurfers.

View from Kite House to Kite Beach in El Gouna KBC
Egypt - El Gouna

El Gouna is an Egyptian tourist resort on the Red Sea, built to resemble Venice with its various canals and lagoons. It also happens to be a reliable spot for wind and kitesurfing, and has been a favourite for European kitesurfers since the early days of the sport. It offers a great destination for families as well as hardcore kitesurfers, from total beginners to pro riders, with warm flat water and almost year round wind. Due to it being very much a constructed resort it’s not to everyone’s taste, but there’s no denying it’s got everything you could need from a flat water kitesurfing spot. There are various options for accommodation ranging in price from budget to very high end, and there are a number of kite spots along the coast here depending on where you’re staying.

Dahab Lagoon View from Kiter to the Beach
Egypt - Dahab Lagoon

The kite spot Dahab used to be a small hidden hippie village in old times, then windsurfers took over for a while, and now it is a gold mine for kitesurfing in Egypt. Kiteboarding in Dahab is very popular due to the strong wind, a variety of spots all within pretty easy reach, tons of no wind activities and a great vibe in town with a plethora of bars and restaurants. Kitesurfers love the Dahab lagoon because of the side shore breeze, the shallow warm water and because there is plenty of room. You can launch your kite from a sandy beach, and the lagoon works for kitesurfing at high and low tide, although you should be careful in certain spots at low tide.

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Egypt - Soma Bay

Soma Bay offers a huge area for kitesurfing, with crystal clear water and steady wind for most of the year. There are a few options for places to ride within Soma Bay itself and the kitesurfing conditions range from butter flat to slightly choppy depending where you are. It’s board shorts and tshirt for kiting during the summer, and only 4-5 hours flight from most of Europe, so it’s no wonder this beautiful place is such a popular destination for Europeans to kitesurf year round.

Egypt also offers an incredible amount of history and the Red sea a magnificent variety of sea life, so regardless of your reasons for visiting you won’t be disappointed.

Turquoise paradise waters at Baie d'Emeraudes, Madagascar
Madagascar - Mer d Emeraude

Kitesurfing in the beautiful clear seas of Madagascar's Emerald Sea, AKA Mer d'Emeraude, is a fantastic excursion option. The Emerald Sea, near Diego Suarez in the far north of the island, is a hidden kitesurf spot with tons of space, perfect flat water on the inside of the lagoon and waves on the outside. 

The Emerald Sea lagoon, separated from Diego-Suarez Bay by the Babaomby Peninsula, is an incredible kiteboarding playground. With a length of 12 kilometers, it offers a vast kitesurfing area with different options for different riders. If you are at a good enough level it’s well worth organising a downwinder here to see the lagoon while passing through fishermen's villages and surfing some perfect waves on the reef.

Dakhla Main Spot
Morocco - Dakhla Main Spot

The Dakhla Main Kite Spot is a very well known Kite Spot where most time europeans enjoy their passion during all year. There are serves ingenious kite conditions on around 330 kitebare wind days. The 4 kilometers of paradise for freestylers and shallow water fans, where you can either kite or book a transport. The wind is offshore, so do not go out alone.

Sotavento Lagoon Kitesurfing in Fuerteventura water visible from far surrounded by brown stony and sandy landscape
Spain - Sotavento Lagoon

Sotavento lagoon is a huge lagoon on the Canary island of Fuerteventura. The wind here comes down between two mountains creating a funneling effect, which means the wind at Sotavento is generally a lot stronger than other spots on the island, and offers some of the most consistent windy days on Fuerteventura. It’s been a windsurfing and kitesurfing mecca for many years now and with short flights from Europe, warm weather and great food it’s easy to see why.

Dongwe Kitesurfing White Palmtree Beach with Pier View
Tanzania - Dongwe

Anyone who claims kitesurfing in a paradisiacal environment is in the right place. The island of Zanzibar has many spellings, this also applies to the Kite Spot variety, which are mostly distributed over the east coast. Somewhere more remote (also from tourism) is the Kite Spot dongwe. Hot water, boardshorts and laid back lifestyle are the order of the day here. Occasional parties take place in the surrounding lodges in the evening, where you meet like-minded people.

Loney Island at low tide in Kiwenga Zanzibar
Tanzania - Kiwengwa

Discover the mesmerizing allure of kitesurfing in Kiwengwa, the longest white sand beach on the captivating island of Zanzibar, Tanzania. With its unique features, vibrant culture, and exceptional kitesurfing conditions, Kiwengwa is a must-visit destination for kitesurfing enthusiasts of all levels. Embark on an unforgettable journey where you'll experience the thrill of riding the wind, indulge in delicious cuisine, and immerse yourself in the warm hospitality of this tropical paradise.

View from Ocean to Matemwe Kitesurf Beach in Zanzibar. Clear Water.
Tanzania - Matemwe

Welcome to Matemwe, a picturesque coastal village nestled on the stunning island of Zanzibar, Tanzania. Known for its pristine beaches, azure waters, and warm hospitality, Matemwe is a paradise for kitesurfing enthusiasts seeking the perfect blend of wind, waves, and tranquility. Prepare to embark on an unforgettable kitesurfing adventure in this tropical haven.

Girl jumping high in Kitesurfing in Djerba Lagoon
Tunisia - Djerba Lagoon

Djerba lagoon in Tunisia is huge, shallow and still pretty empty as it’s only recently hit the kitesurfing worlds radar. With a reasonably short flight, a giant area to practice, and butter flat water in a number of spots it’s no wonder freestyle kitesurfers and beginners are heading to Djerba to hone their skills. The surrounding island is rich in culture and history and you can spend an enjoyable time here just unwinding and soaking in the local atmosphere. It’s not going to be party central as it’s a quiet place, so if you need a party in the evening you’ll be better off searching elsewhere, but you can while away an evening with a tea and a shisha in town if you want to experience the real local flavour.

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Maldives - Kuredu

Kuredu is a stunning island in the Maldives, offering a luxury kitesurfing getaway that’s tough to match for the scenery alone. The Maldives isn’t known for its pumping wind but Kuredu has a few windy months for kitesurfing each year and you can get lucky and have wind at any time of year. Kuredu offers a large area of flat shallow water inside the reef which is perfect for practicing your tricks or learning to kitesurf. The lagoon is protected by a 300m long jetty which means the water stays nice and flat for kiting even when the wind picks up. 

It’s an idyllic location but that luxury comes at a cost, and it’s not a cheap place to visit. There’s only one resort on the island and it is beautiful, so if you are planning a trip to the Maldives anyway this could be a great option to combine a romantic luxury getaway with an epic kite trip! The resort offers all you could ever want and more, including a 6 hole golf course and driving range for guests, so there’s no shortage of things to do even if the wind isn’t good enough for kiteboarding.

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Oman - Sur Masirah

Masirah Island is Oman‘s largest island, with 12,000 inhabitants. The island is mostly hilly, especially on its east side. The beaches are flat and filled with white coral sand. You can catch sights of camels walking around here and there on the beach. Among the desert area, you can find patches of oases in the mountain valley, locally known as oases. The sunrise will make the stunning lagoon shine in all kinds of colors. Most of the establishments are concentrated in Ras Hilf, north of the island. The main business of the island is fishing. You can vibe around and stroll through the markets of Ras Hilf to haggle and buy freshly caught fish and experience the traditions.

Green Tuktuk waiting for Passengers at White Beach Borocay
Philippines - White Beach

White Beach is one of the 7,107 tropical islands in the center of the Philippine group of islands. The place is 7 km long, 1-4 km wide, i.e., about 16 sq. km area. Here, you will find one of the most beautiful sunsets and the finest white sand beaches, as the name suggests. So, just hang around the beach barefoot and soak the warmth of the sand under your feet. Also, bask under the hot sun or lie beneath cool shades of endless palm avenues. As a kite spot, this place is a sensation among kitesurfers and lazy trippers.

Hvide Sand Kiteboarding at Denmark coastline with lighthouse in front, green open fields and blue sea in the background
Denmark - Hvide Sande

On the North Sea side, Hvide Sande Kitesurfing offers one of Europe’s best kitesurf wave spots, and on the Ringköbing Fjord side a perfect flat water lagoon, what more could you want? Hvide Sande Kiteboarding Spot is located in the midst of the Homsland Klit headland, and the port is the only gateway to the North Sea. Because Hvide Sande is so large, there is always enough room in the waves or on the fjord for every Kitesurfer. 
Kiteguide-hint: Combine your Kitesurf trip in Hvide Sande with a 45 min. drive up north to Thorsminde Kitesurfing Spot that offers a huge shallow lagoon, perfect for kitesurfers of all levels!

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Gollendorf Kitesurfer in Germany lifting her Kite at the beach at golden light daytime
Germany - Gollendorf

Fehmarn on the Baltic sea in Northern Germany is well known for kitesurfing, hosting the world cup each year and being the spiritual home of Core kites. The Kite Spot at Gollendorf offers a large lagoon with shallow water, perfect for anyone looking for flat water to practice, from total beginners up to professional kitesurfers. Being in Northern Europe it’s not a kite spot which is always windy, but since it works in multiple wind directions you can generally grab a session here if there is wind in the forecast. The summer can be nice and warm on Fehmarn but the winters are bitterly cold, so even though the wind statistics are better in the winter it’s only the hardiest kitesurfers that will want to venture out at that time of year!

Watch out for the large rocks on the edge of the water, particularly when entering and exiting the water for kitesurfing. Beginners might be more comfortable launching their kites while already standing in the water.

Ellenbogen Kitesurfing Sylt in Germany scenic beach with clouds and sun shining through
Germany - Sylt Ellenbogen

Ellenbogen Beach at Sylt's northernmost tip is a protected standing area offering ideal conditions for beginners and training. With flat water and occasional small waves, it's perfect for kitesurfers of all skill levels. The spot works well with most wind directions, except for NW, and there is ample space on the beach for setup and launching. Just be aware of the occasional kite school on site. To access the spot, there is a small toll fee of approximately €6, and parking is available at the "Kiterparkplatz."

Lefkada Lagoon Kitesurfing in Greece image view from far above the beach with stony flat hills
Greece - Lefkada Lagoon

The Kite Spot Lefkada Lagoon is one of three Kite Spots near Lefkada and offers constant thermal wind for kitesurfing, especially in summer. It can get quite crowded here in high season, although the bay is also quite large.  The Lefkada Lagoon Kite Spot is a better known Kite Spot. It is also ideal for kite beginners and great for camping. The Lefkada lagoon, also known as Vassiliki Bay, is a popular kitesurfing spot on the island of Lefkada, Greece. It offers excellent wind conditions and attracts kitesurfing enthusiasts from around the world.

Lefkada Beach Kitesurfing in Greece aerial view on the white sand and bright blue ocean with about 50 kitesurfers on the water and one sailing boat in the background
Greece - Lefkada beach

Kitesurfing in Lefkada is one of the most popular water sports on the island! Not far from Agios Nikolaos, a small and idyllic town, are several Kite Spots, which are excellent to visit by camper. Every year people from all over the world flock to Lefkada for kitesurfing, because Lefkas boasts ideal wind conditions with constant thermal winds every day after noon. Lefkada, a beautiful island in Greece, offers excellent opportunities for beach kitesurfing. Here's a quick summary of kitesurfing on the beaches of Lefkada. Lefkada has several stunning beaches that are suitable for kitesurfing, including Vassiliki, Kathisma, Milos, and Agios Ioannis. These beaches feature wide stretches of sand and clear waters, providing ample space for kitesurfing activities.

Sigri Kitesurfing in Lesbos Greece image of a closeup shot of a woman holding her turqoise kite smiling on the beach
Greece - Sigri

Located on the western side of Lesvos Island, Sigri is a small fishing village with a protected bay and consistent thermal wind all through the summer, making it a great flat water kitesurfing and windsurfing spot. The Meltemi wind which blows from May until October means there is wind most days, so the lack of local amenities won’t be a problem as you’ll probably spend all of your time on the water anyway. There’s no ATM or petrol station in town, so you need to think ahead if you are coming here, but the relaxed local vibe, traditional buildings and local restaurants offering fantastically fresh seafood all add up to a great package if you want to unwind and get away from it all.

Porto Pollo Kiteboarding in Italy view from above countryside to the island and beach in the sunset with very calm sea and some boats laying at anchor in the water
Italy - Porto Pollo

Porto Pollo offers a large sandy bay for kitesurfing which has pretty flat water, works in any wind direction and is perfect for anyone from total beginners up to pro kitesurfers. It’s nice and warm in the summer and due to the local geography there is generally enough wind to kitesurf the majority of days from April until October. Sardinia is a beautiful location which has a lot to explore even for non kitesurfers, which makes it a great family holiday destination not far from the rest of Europe. It’s not exactly party central at Porto Pollo but if you’re after some restaurants, bars and clubs the local town of Palau has enough to keep you entertained in the evening.

Punta Trettu Kitesurfing in Sardinia view close from the beach with a lot of kitesurfers preparing the kite or already about 20 on the water
Italy - Punta Trettu

The Kite Spot Punta Trettu is certainly one of the best spots for kitesurfing in Sardinia. Its shallow, crystal clear waters, the shallow sandy bottom, the constant winds that blow in the bay all year round, and the large launch sites that are able to accommodate many kites in complete safety. All these factors make Punta Trettu an ideal place to learn the basics of kitesurfing and to practice more advanced freestyle tricks. Due to the particular configuration of the bay, Punta Trettu works with most of the wind directions of the Mediterranean: Mistral, Ponente, Sirocco, Levante and Libeccio. Due to the thermal effect, the winds of Mistral and Sirocco are always 5/10 knots stronger than indicated in the weather forecast!