Where are the waves?

Chasing the Breeze: Kitesurfing Havens Where Wind Meets Waves in Perfect Harmony!

Ever been there? Learning kitesurfing on a twin tip, getting tossed off by every wave, and crossing them feels like mission impossible. Watched in awe as pro kitesurfers effortlessly turn waves into kickers. But as you progress, something shifts. The thrill of kitesurfing in the waves becomes irresistible. Riding into them, escaping, feeling the rush. Then, you spot someone on a directional strapless board, and the urge hits you. Before you know it, you are head over heels in love with kitesurfing in the waves. The selection below contains medium to high waves. If you are a beginner better use our search and search for water condition "small waves" 😉
Wave Sufer riding a white water wave at Kitesurfspot Ponta Preta
Cape Verde - Ponta Preta

Ponta Preta is a gnarly but incredible wave spot, with a wave that breaks close to the rocks and with offshore wind, so it’s definitely for advanced kitesurfers only! If you are at a level to take this one on you’ll be stoked with the long pumping waves and perfect cross offshore wind direction. The waves can get really big here, and the launch isn’t exactly the easiest with a big shore break to get through, but it’s totally worth it for the kitesurfing conditions once you get out. The wave kitesurfing world tour has stopped here more than once, and it’s home to Mitu Monteiro and Airton Cozzolino, two of the best wave kitesurfers in the world. If you could name a reason they got so good, it might be having Ponta Preta on their doorstep!

2 kites in the breaking waves at Ponta Sino
Cape Verde - Ponta Sino

Ponta Sino lies at the Western end of Kite Beach in Cape Verde, offering a mid size wave generally more suited to intermediate and advanced kitesurfers. The wind here blows cross or cross off shore so be careful not to kitesurf too far out past the point and into the open ocean. It’s one of the kite spots which is popular for jumping and freestyle, due to the waves breaking over a shallow reef with flat spots in between the waves. Kitesurfers wanting to jump should watch out for wave riders and vice versa.

Cape Verde itself is well known for its kitesurfing, and there are multiple local riders competing on the kitesurfing world tour. If you’re lucky you’ll get to see them in action in the waves, and if conditions are perfect you can head to Ponta Preta to watch or partake in some serious wave riding. Santa Maria is the local town where there is generally a really good vibe with all the kitesurfers hanging out in the evening, and the local seafood is as fresh as can be!

Random Wave at Kite Beach on Boa Vista Island
Cape Verde - Praia Carlota

Escape to the tropical paradise of Boa Vista Praia Carlota, Cape Verde, where kitesurfing enthusiasts can indulge in a thrilling water sports adventure. With its stunning beaches, ideal wind conditions, and vibrant nightlife, Boa Vista is the perfect destination for those seeking an unforgettable kitesurfing getaway.

Das ist ein Kitestrand in Sal.
Cape Verde - Kite Beach Sal

Kite Beach in Sal is one of the most popular kite spots on the island, with a mix of waves and flat water, and is also one of the only places on the island where you can learn to kitesurf. It is located a short distance from the main town of Santa Maria, and due to the pretty friendly kitesurfing conditions and the fact you can choose to kite with either your surfboard or twintip, it tends to be one of the busiest spots in Sal. The island is home to multiple world champion wave kitesurfers, and kite beach is the place where a lot of people hone their skills before hitting the more aggressive wave spots around the island. The wind blows cross onshore, so it’s perfect if you aren’t super comfortable with the waves as you know you will always be blown back to the beach.

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 - Bel Ombre

Bel Ombre, a hidden jewel located in the south-west of Mauritius, offers kitesurfing enthusiasts a true paradise for their favorite sport. With its spacious lagoon providing protected flat water on the inside and exciting waves further out on the reef, this kite spot caters to riders of all skill levels and riding styles. In this feature, we will delve into the wind conditions, surrounding attractions, transportation options, and essential information to ensure an unforgettable kitesurfing experience in Bel Ombre.

Beach Restaurant at Kitebeach in Essaouira
Morocco - Essaouira

Located in the western region of Marrakesh-Safi, Essaouira is a beautiful city on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, and a prime kitesurf spot. For a long time, the city has remained the main anchorage in the Moroccan region. The legendary rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix wrote his song “Castle Made Of Sand” after visiting Essaouira. In fact, this place famously hosted the first kitesurfing competition in 1997. So, naturally, you can say that Essaouira is historically famous as a kite spot. In recent years, many enthusiastic kitesurfers travel there to enjoy their kiteboarding adventures or simply watch mesmerizing kites soaring the sky.

Tent and Jeep in magical sunset lighting in the Desert of Namibia
Namibia - Donkey Bay

Donkey bay aka Skeleton bay in Namibia is a wave spot for advanced kitesurfers only, with cross offshore wind and pumping swell in the middle of the Namibian desert. You’ll need a 4x4, and a local guide is helpful to find your way to Donkey bay without getting stuck in any sand dunes. Once you arrive on the beach you’ll find a surfing and wave kitesurfing paradise, with peeling left handers and strong wind, and most likely not many other people in sight. As it’s a remote spot you’ll definitely want to be comfortable with self rescue, as you are on your own if something goes wrong while kitesurfing. The waves generally are medium sized and are fast and powerful, so you’ll want to be confident riding in waves before you venture out kitesurfing at Donkey bay. It can also get really big on occasion, so on those days really be careful.

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.

Sunset Beach Kitesurfing at Blouberg Strand with beautiful sunset with view to Table Top Mountain in South Africa Cape Town
South Africa - Sunset Beach

Sunset Beach is popular for kitesurfing between November and March, with the most consistent wind coming between December and February. During these months you can expect between 10-40 knots depending on the day, so keep your eyes on the forecast, and watch for the table cloth (the clouds) over Table Mountain. The wind here generally starts a little lighter in the morning and then picks up a little later, so morning kite sessions tend to be more relaxing, while afternoon it gets busier and the kitesurfing conditions get more hardcore.

The beach is wide and sandy regardless of the tide, and the waves are generally small to medium in the morning, maybe getting a bit larger in the afternoon. When the wind gets really strong the waves can become a bit of a mess, and the spots further downwind might be a better option.

Gray Sand at Melkbos Kite Beach outside Cape Town. Small Waves crashin the ocean. Kitesurfer holding his kite.
South Africa - Melkbosstrand

Welcome to Melkbos Kite Spot, an exhilarating kitesurfing destination located about 10-15km from Dolphin Beach in Melkbosstrand, South Africa. Known for its consistent winds and fantastic wave riding conditions, this spot attracts both locals and tourists seeking thrilling kitesurfing adventures. This guide provides valuable information about the wind conditions, beach characteristics, riding styles, and important considerations to make the most of your experience.

Big Bay Beach Views to Table Top mountain with single kiter in the water
South Africa - Big bay

Big Bay Kite Spot offers big clean waves and pumping wind for more experienced kitesurfers, which is why the yearly Red Bull King of the Air competition was originally held there before it moved up the road to kite beach. It’s also a popular spot for surfers and windsurfers so it can get quite busy, but on perfect days it doesn’t get much better than kitesurfing at Big Bay. There is a promenade with cafes, bars and kite shops, and a grassy green overlooking the beach itself which is a great place to sit and watch the pros even if you aren’t out kiteboarding yourself.

Big Bay is only an hour or so from Cape Town, ‘The Mother City’, and South Africa offers a whole lot more than just kitesurfing, which is why kitesurfers from around the world descend here in large numbers from December until March every year.

View from parking in Blouberg strand to table top mountain with 1 single kiter riding. Nice sunny weather with no Clouds.
South Africa - Bloubergstrand

One of the best known spots in all of kitesurfing, Bloubergstrand is kiteboarding heaven if you want to boost monster jumps and kiteloops, or shred some amazing waves with your kite and enjoy endless downwinders. The wind on Bloubergstrand in the season is strong and the waves can get really big, so it’s definitely a spot more suited to kitesurfers with some experience. With Cape Town a short drive away, a beautiful spot with Table Mountain for a backdrop, and amazing food and drink on offer there are several very good reasons this place fills with kiteboarders during the South African summer. Bloubergstrand is also a fantastic spot for family holidays, as South Africa offers so much variety other than just 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.

Fishing boat at Sawadi Beach Oman
Oman - Sawadi Beach

Sawadi Beach Kitesurf Spot, near Barka, is a well-known holiday destination in Oman for locals and foreigners alike. Many travelers head north of Muscat because of the wide range of water sport activities nearby this excellent kite spot, so on top of some great kiteboarding you can also do diving cruises to the nearby Damanyat Islands.

The open and vast beach stretches several kilometres in both directions, allowing you to take long sunset walks. The area is dotted with high end hotels so it’s definitely more suited to a resort style kite trip, where you enjoy the luxury of your accommodation on the beach and kitesurf out in front of the hotel.

People getting ready at Kitebeach Guimaras
Philippines - Guimaras Island

Guimaras Island, located in the Philippines' Western Visayas region, is a pristine paradise known for its unspoiled beaches, lush landscapes, and vibrant culture. Among its various outdoor activities, kitesurfing has gained popularity due to the island's ideal wind conditions, making it a prime destination for thrill-seekers and water sport enthusiasts.

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.

Beach view red sand in Mui Ne Vietnam
Vietnam - Mui Ne

Mui Ne has come a long way since the 1990s and is now one of Southeast Asia's most popular kiteboarding destinations. Previously a fishing village it’s now a popular spot for tourists and kitesurfers and can get crazy busy during the season. With two seasons this spot offers a lot of days of kitesurfing through the year, and can be fun for a party scene alongside your days on the water.

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Azores - Monte Verde

Nestled within the Azores archipelago, Monte Verde stands as a testament to the Azorean spirit and is celebrated for its profound connection with the Atlantic. Historically significant as a former whaling station, the region has transformed into a haven for kitesurfing enthusiasts seeking an authentic maritime experience. The allure of Monte Verde lies not only in its wind conditions but also in its storied past, making it a unique destination for those who appreciate the confluence of nature and history.

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Croatia - Bol

Bol, Croatia, boasts a storied history and is renowned for more than just its picturesque landscapes. Nestled on the island of Brač in the Adriatic Sea, Bol is a kitesurfing haven with a past rooted in ancient charm. The town's prominence dates back to the Roman era, and its allure lies not only in its historic sites but also in the exhilarating kitesurfing opportunities that the region offers.

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Croatia - Zadar

Nestled along the enchanting Dalmatian coast, Zadar, Croatia, emerges as a prominent destination for kitesurfing enthusiasts. Steeped in history dating back to Roman times, Zadar offers more than just wind and waves. Known for its medieval architecture and the haunting sounds of the Sea Organ, this coastal haven beckons thrill-seekers from around the globe. Situated at the crossroads of diverse landscapes, Zadar boasts not only a rich cultural tapestry but also a kitesurfing spot that marries tradition with cutting-edge adventure. Surrounded by the Adriatic Sea, Zadar is strategically positioned, allowing kitesurfers easy access to nearby spots like Nin and Pag.

SPO Sankt Peter-Ording Junge mit Moeven am Strand mit Strandkoerben
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.

Westerland Kiteboarding Spot in Sylt view from a hill on the beach with beach baskets
Germany - Sylt Westerland

Westerland Sylt is a world-renowned kitesurfing destination located on the picturesque island of Sylt in northern Germany. With its long stretches of sandy beaches and consistently strong winds, it's a mecca for kitesurfing enthusiasts from all over the world. However, due to the strong winds and powerful waves, this spot is not recommended for beginners. For experienced kitesurfers, Westerland Sylt offers an ideal destination with wide-open beaches, crystal-clear waters, and stunning scenery that make for an unforgettable kitesurfing experience.

Kitesurfing iconic shot of a kiter making a turn in the sunset with at red sky
Greece - Theologos Beach

The Kite Spot Theologos is on a narrow but long sandy and pebble beach close from the center of Rhodos. The beach falls off quite quickly. The cozy village of Theologos is a perfect starting point to experience the Greek flair and to enjoy excursions in Rhodes. On some days a nice wave on the sandbank and a moderate shorebreak build up in the shore area.

Medium waves and strong winds at Poetto Sardinia Kite Beach
Italy - Poetto

Poetto, a wild Italian coastal land and a premium kite spot resides in the southern barriers of Sardinia, Italy. Safe in the cradle of the magnificent Golfo di Cagliari, this quiet escape corner is an off-beat detour from the urban jungles of Italy Sardinia. Besides curling across the turquoise shorelines, Poetto reserves everything that a solo tripper or a kitesurfer would need. Perfect beach breaks, reliable trade wind, shimmery white beaches, the place has landscapes to be stocked at and kiteboard to the fullest. Apart from that, Poetto is a place of history and culture. If you’re someone who wants to stroll around the beach barefoot and lazy while enjoying a kitesurfing game, say hello to Poetto.

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Netherlands - Texel Oudeschild

Oudeschild, located on the south-eastern coast of Texel, Netherlands, offers a dynamic kitesurfing experience. As a fishing village, Oudeschild has evolved into a sought-after spot for kitesurfing. The area's unique combination of natural beauty and challenging water conditions makes it a notable destination for advanced kitesurfers.

Texel Kitesurfing Island with lighthouse on the horizon of the sea
Netherlands - Texel Paal 17

Paal 17, a renowned kitesurfing spot on the Dutch island of Texel, is not just celebrated for its excellent wind conditions but also for the comprehensive experience it offers. Located about 100 kilometers from Amsterdam, it's easily accessible for both local and international visitors. This spot is special for its consistent northwesterly winds and a dynamic mix of water conditions, catering to a range of skill levels but particularly favored by intermediate and advanced kitesurfers.

In contrast, Paal 12, about a 15-minute drive west, presents milder winds and calmer waters, catering more to beginners or those seeking a less intense experience. To the east, around 20 minutes away, Paal 28 attracts advanced kitesurfers with its open sea conditions and stronger winds, offering a more challenging environment compared to the relatively sheltered and versatile conditions at Paal 17.

Aerial view of Foz do Arelho during summer time
Portugal - Foz do Arelho

With the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Óbidos Lagoon on the other, Foz do Arelho in Portugal presents a kitesurfing experience like no other. This magical spot effortlessly combines the natural beauty of Portugal's Silver Coast with an invigorating surfing environment, making it a perfect haven for kitesurfers.

Empty wooden boardwalk on guincho beach portugal
Portugal - Guincho

Nestled in the Estoril coast of Portugal, Guincho Beach is a world-renowned kitesurfing hotspot. Known for its strong winds and majestic waves, it attracts kitesurfers from across the globe. The stunning coastal scenery and golden sands add to the charm, making kitesurfing at Guincho a truly unforgettable experience.

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Portugal - Vila do Conde

Enveloped in an air of serene charm and lively winds, the Vila do Conde in Portugal is a coveted destination for kitesurfers worldwide. This captivating town, adorned with medieval treasures and laced with expansive sandy beaches, offers a unique blend of cultural exploration and thrilling water sports, making it an unrivaled paradise for kitesurfers.

Big waves of Nazare Portugal
Portugal - Nazare

Welcome to Nazaré, a quaint seaside town in Portugal's Leiria district, internationally renowned for its gigantic waves and record-breaking surf. This spot has recently caught the attention of the global kitesurfing community for its exceptional wind and wave conditions, offering a unique challenge for those willing to brave the mighty Atlantic swell.

Baleal beach and it’s scenic coastline near Peniche
Portugal - Peniche

Embracing the wild Atlantic waves and invigorating winds, Peniche, Portugal is an idyllic haven for kitesurfers. Renowned as a top surf destination, Peniche’s extensive coastline offers various conditions for every kitesurfing level, pairing unmatched beauty with challenging and thrilling rides.

Figueira da Foz
Portugal - Figueira da Foz

Located on Portugal's Silver Coast, Figueira da Foz is a must-visit kitesurfing destination. Known for its broad sandy beaches and reliable wind conditions, it provides an unmatched kitesurfing experience that caters to both beginners and seasoned kitesurfers.

Kitesurfers in the water in Portugal Moledo
Portugal - Moledo

Moledo is a small kitesurfing oasis situated in the North of Portugal away from the swarms of visitors who frequent other Portuguese spots, making it a kite surfer's paradise on a windy day. You will find yourself in a little, charming town with a long stretch of white sand beach, with waves and wind coming in off the Atlantic coast. With adventurous activities like kiteboarding, surfing, mountain biking, hiking and yoga, or simply relaxing on the beach if you just want to chill. This long sandy beach, complete with the Insua fort just offshore, is rugged and beautiful and it can get pretty crowded with tourists in July and August. The beach is a blue flag beach and has all the amenities you’d expect, with parking, restaurant, toilets etc.

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Portugal - Cabedelo Beach

Nestled in the historic city of Viana do Castelo in Portugal, Cabedelo Beach is a dream come true for kitesurfers. The beach’s expansive sands, embraced by the might of the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the serenity of the Lima River on the other, play host to powerful winds and stunning landscapes, offering a remarkable kitesurfing experience.

Panorama picture of BOM Sucesso bay in Portugal
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.

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Portugal - Troia

As the sun rises over the azure Atlantic, there's an electric thrill in the air at Troja, Portugal. Troja is not just a stunning kite spot, but a kitesurfer's paradise. This coastal gem boasts crystal-clear waters, wide sandy beaches, and a wind that whispers promises of epic kite sessions. As a playground for adrenaline-seeking kitesurfers, Troja keeps the heart pounding, the adrenaline surging, and the spirits soaring.

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Spain - Arte Vida

Arte Vida Tarifa, nestled on the captivating coast of Tarifa, Spain, is a kitesurfing paradise. This spot, celebrated by wind enthusiasts, offers a world of kiteboarding opportunities against a backdrop of breathtaking natural beauty. In this guide, we'll introduce you to Arte Vida Tarifa, providing insights into the wind conditions, water, and what makes this spot special for kitesurfers.

Empty Kitebeach with white sand and kitesurfers riding at Boca Grandi Aruba
Aruba - Boca Grandi

Boca Grandi is one of the most famous kitesurfing spots in Aruba, known for its consistent wind, turquoise waters, and stunning scenery. The spot is located on the southeastern coast of the island and offers ideal conditions for intermediate and advanced kiters. The wind blows side-onshore and ranges from 20 to 30 knots, making it perfect for those looking to improve their skills or try new tricks. The water is deep and choppy, making it ideal for jumping and riding waves. Boca Grandi is also known for its strong currents, which can add an extra challenge to your kitesurfing experience.

Around the kite spot, you'll find a beautiful, secluded beach with crystal clear waters and white sand. There are no facilities, so it's important to bring everything you need with you, including food, water, and shade. While there are no bars or restaurants nearby, the stunning natural surroundings make it the perfect place to enjoy a picnic or relax between sessions.
To get to Boca Grandi, you'll need to rent a car or take a taxi as there is no public transportation that goes there. The spot is located about 30 minutes away from the popular tourist areas, making it a great option for those looking to escape the crowds and enjoy a more secluded kitesurfing experience.

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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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Barbados - Silver Sands & Silver Rocks

Located on the southern coast of Barbados, Silver Sands and Silver Rocks are renowned kiteboarding spots that attract enthusiasts from around the world. With their consistent trade winds, stunning beaches, and excellent wave conditions, these spots offer an unforgettable kitesurfing experience in the Caribbean.

Long beach in pure nature in Barbados
Barbados - Long beach

Welcome to Long Beach, Barbados, a haven for water sports enthusiasts. With consistently strong trade winds, warm turquoise waters, and clean waves, this destination is a playground for kitesurfers, stand-up paddle boarders, surfers, sailors, scuba divers, and freedivers. Get ready for an unforgettable adventure!

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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.

Piece of wood lying in the sand at Barbados Barkers Beach
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.

Beautiful Stock Image from Little Cayman Island with super green palm trees
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.

Magic white beach low tide in Punta Arena de la Ventana
Mexico - La Ventana

La Ventana, the magnificent kite spot, resides in the heart of the Sea of Cortez. Located in the mesmerizing Mexican territory, this place stands as a tiny fishing village and a secluded nook among all the vibrance and flair. With a golden sandy beach, glittering turquoise water, blending blue horizons, and desert-like ambiance, this place attracts solo trippers and nomads from all corners of the world. Keeping the authentic Mexican vibe alive, La Ventana identifies with a simple beach lifestyle and exotic Mexican cuisines. For kitesurfers, this place offers a perfect beach break, stable yet gusty Passat wind, and choppy to flat water with medium waves.

Playa Cruz Ometepe Beach View
Nicaragua - Playa Santa Cruz

The tropical island of Ometepe has great nature and the Kitesurfing Spot Playa Santa Cruz to offer. There is not much going on here, a long road along the beach has hotels, guesthouses and a kite school on site. This is exactly the right place to enjoy nature in a relaxed way.

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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.

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.

Beatufiul sunset at Maui Hawai
United States of America - Maui Kite Beach

Maui Kite Beach, nestled in the heart of the Hawaiian Islands, is a haven for kitesurfing enthusiasts seeking the ultimate adrenaline rush amidst breathtaking natural beauty. With its consistent trade winds, pristine waters, and diverse wave conditions, this spot has earned its reputation as a top-notch destination for kitesurfing aficionados from around the globe.

Kitesurfer enjoying beautiful turquoise water at Punta Rasa
Argentina - Punta Rasa

If you think of kitesurfing on a brown-tinted wide and sunny beach with perfect beach breaks and trade wind, Punta Rasa is your destination. Located in the La Costa Partido, around 300 km away from Buenos Aires, this secluded kite spot attracts tourists and kitesurfing enthusiasts around the globe. Punta Rasa stands unique with its magnificent turquoise flat water, shimmery golden beach, and authentic Spanish culture. If you are a kitesurfing rookie, you’ll come across a kite school at every nook and corner of this place. So, flock to Punta Rasa for the best kiteboarding experiences and beautiful land and seascapes that will leave you stocked.

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Brazil - Taibinha

Discover the adrenaline of wave riding at Taibinha, located on the western end of Taiba. This kitesurfing haven beckons thrill-seekers to conquer waves up to 8.2 feet (2.5 meters), creating a dynamic watersports atmosphere against the stunning backdrop of the Atlantic.

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Brazil - Paracuru

Welcome to Quebra Mar, an exceptional kitesurfing haven situated to the east of Paracuru. Known as one of the premier wave spots in the region, Quebra Mar beckons enthusiasts to experience the thrill of kitesurfing against the backdrop of pristine waves and natural beauty.

Green blue water at Uruau Brazil Kitesurfing Spot
Brazil - Uruau

Uruau resides as a part of the municipality of Beberibe, about 120 km southeast of Fortaleza. It is a premium kite spot that got its name from the lake Uruau, famous for the practice of maritime sports. The beach is peaceful and unspoiled, away from the busy corners of Beberibe. Hence, the place is perfect for tourists seeking to spend their holidays in peace. Flock in here, take a dip in the calm, green sea, and you will feel all charged up for further adventures. Uruau has warm sunny weather during the day, but it cools down to comfortable, breezy weather at night. Kitesurfers can ride their heart out until the majestic setting sun melts into the red sandstone rocks.

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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Chile - Ritoque

Ritoque, Chile, isn't just another kitesurfing spot; it's the ultimate kitesurfing haven. This comprehensive guide is your ticket to unlocking the full potential of this extraordinary destination.

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Chile - Playa Matanzas

Welcome to Playa Matanzas, Chile, a haven for kitesurfing enthusiasts seeking the perfect blend of wind, waves, and natural beauty. In this comprehensive guide, we'll provide you with detailed insights into kitesurfing at Playa Matanzas, ensuring you have all the information you need for an incredible kiteboarding experience.

Kitesurfer in Santa Veronica Beach with small waves
Colombia - Santa Veronica

Santa Veronica is a beautiful and remote beach with a mix of waves, chop and flat water, and 90% days over 16 knots during the season from December until March. You can launch anywhere on the beach and there are a number of different spots to enjoy, with the point at Salinas del Ray offering the cleanest waves with a big swell. There’s no ATM directly in town, so you’ll want to make sure you get some cash out before arriving for use at the local restaurant and stores. The area is not really developed around tourism and as such there aren’t a whole lot of other options, but with such a high percentage of windy days it’s unlikely you’ll have time to do anything other than kitesurf!

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.

Zandvoort Aan Zee Kitesurfing seen from dunes at Sunset
Netherlands - Zandvoort Aan Zee

Zandvoort aan Zee, a prominent seaside resort in the Netherlands, is not just a haven for beachgoers but also a renowned spot for kitesurfing enthusiasts. Its history as a kitesurfing destination dates back to the early days of the sport, gaining popularity due to its challenging conditions and scenic backdrop. Famous for its expansive beaches and lively atmosphere, Zandvoort aan Zee offers a unique combination of natural beauty and kitesurfing thrill. The area is particularly known for hosting advanced kitesurfers, offering styles like Freeride and Wave.

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.

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.

Sotavento Kitesurfing beach in Fuerteventura image from far with view from the large beach to the sea with sunny weather and about 10 kitesurfers in the sky
Spain - Sotavento Beach

Sotavento beach has been a windsurfing and kitesurfing destination since the very beginning, and hosts events of both the windsurfing and kitesurfing world tours. It’s reliably windy thanks to the geography, it’s warm, has a European vibe and it’s only a short flight from most of Europe making this a perfect year round kiteboarding destination. The wind can be strong and gusty here in the summer as it funnels down between the two mountains, and on the beach it blows cross offshore which means all the local kite schools offer rescue facilities, you’ll just have to pay for them. Fuerteventura means “strong wind” and Sotavento is no exception to that, being even windier than the spots in the North of the island.
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Jandia Beach Kitesurfing in Fuerteventura image of beautiful blue and green water ans small flat stony hills in the background
Spain - Jandia Beach

Jandia is famous for its beautiful nature reserve filled with flora and fauna. But the reserve is not complete without its white sandy Jandia beach. It is one prominent kitesurf spot on the south-western coast of the Canary Islands. The island itself is an appealing destination due to its mild and comfortable weather all year round. Jandia beach is no exception to that climate. You'll find many freestyle wind and kitesurfers gathering here every year because the annual championship takes place at Playa de Sovento, which is merely 5 minutes away from this beach. Surfing on the tides may take you a bit afar when you can witness village fishers working in the shallow water.

The beach connects to the mainland of Fuerteventura with a narrow piece of land or an isthmus. So, when you stand on the beach, you either see the clear, turquoise blue water of the Atlantic Ocean glimmering under the sun or the nature and the landscape on the mountain. This is why the beach is popular among naturists as much as with the kiteboarder communities. The coast stretches so far that you might find a secluded spot on the beach to sunbathe and relax peacefully or hang around with your fellow kitesurfers for Kiteboarding.

Famara Beach Kitesurfing in Lanzarote white water waves and rocky mountain alike hills along the shore with blue sky
Spain - Famara

With huge cliffs overlooking the beach, steady trade winds through the summer and surf all year round it’s no wonder people are taking notice of Famara for kitesurfing and surfing. Peak Season for kiteboarding in Famara is in June, July and August but it can be done any time of year, you’ll just want a thicker wetsuit in the winter. The beach of Famara is home to multiple kite schools which teach kitesurfing. There are no obstacles in the ocean, no rocks or reefs: only infinite beaches and sandy beach breaks. In addition, the wind and waves are onshore so they tend to bring you back safely to the beach, so there are no major concerns. When you arrive, you'll find a massive beach spread along a curved beach and offers stunning views of the hulking seaside cliffs, the white-washed village of Farmara and the wind-whipped surf which has made this beach so popular among kitesurfers.

Flag Beach Kiteboarding in Fuerteventura nice shot with a dozen of red kite-zone flags in a row blown in the wind
Spain - Flag Beach

Flag Beach is probably one of the most popular spots in Fuerteventura due to the relatively flat water in the summer and a large open beach with plenty of space for loads of kitesurfers to safely ride together. It’s also located really close to the popular tourist town of Corralejo which offers restaurants, bars and parties depending on what kind of holiday you are looking for. The wind in the summer is very consistent here with the North East trade wind plus a thermal effect from the island itself ensuring that you’ll most likely score some epic kitesurfing. Fuerteventura is only a short flight from most of Europe and with cheap flights and holiday deals it’s easy to see why kitesurfers flock here year round.

Playa El Medano Kitesurf Spot in Tenerife view from sideshore with a dozen of kitesurfers in the water
Spain - Playa El Medano

One of the few Kite Spots on tenerife with direct access and high wind probability due to the Passat wind. Also, the tourism is right on the promenade, which is very well separated by a small path. If you are looking for a Kite Spot not far from bars and cafes, this is the place for you. Not only the Kite Spot in El Medano has made the place known, but also its dignified flair and laid back style has driven kiteboarders and surfing friends here. The bay offers enough space for schools that teach near the beach, and kitesurfers, who can even drive out to the open sea. Here you will also find smaller waves that break on a small reef.
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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.

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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.

Zeebrugge Kitesurfing Belgium with a Kitesurfer in the background and houses on the sunny beach
Belgium - Zeebrugge

Zeebrugge, a vibrant kite spot amidst the bustling Belgian seaside cityscape, is a beautiful destination for beach fascinators and kitesurfers. Residing at the shorelines of the magnificent North Sea, this place has emerged as a prominent travel destination for tourists around the globe. With a bright white sandy beach and endless horizons with merging blues on the one hand, and series of concretes, on the other hand, Zeebrugge beach represents a beautiful fusion. Kitesurfers of different skill levels flock in here for the flat to choppy water, shifting gusty wind, and perfect beach breaks. If you are a laid-back traveler who simply wants to slow down a bit and enjoy quality time kiteboarding and exploring different places, welcome to Zeebrugge. Located in the Flanders region of Belgium, Zeebrugge has emerged as a prominent kitesurf spot through the years. With perfect wind and water conditions, this place offers one of the best kitesurfing experiences to kitesurf enthusiasts around the globe. As a landscape, this place leads ahead of many with a blending seascape and cityscape. Freestylers, wakestyle surfers, and freeriders will have the best time enjoying and experimenting with their kites. If you want to have a laid-back vacay with friends and family, stroll across the shorelines, and sunbathe on the wide white beach, watch out for Zeebrugge, Belgium.

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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Thorsminde Kitesurfing in Denmark with gusty sea, sandy beach and windmills in the background
Denmark - Thorsminde

On the west bank of the Nissum Fjord, the 900m wide peninsula between the Fjord and the North Sea, Thorsminde Kitesurfing Spot offers a huge shallow lagoon, perfect for kitesurfers of all levels. It works in almost all wind directions, and the parking and easiest launch can be found at the Thorsminde campsite. The launch is particularly appealing, with a vast meadow leading to the rigging area and a small sandy beach. 

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Kampen Kiteboarding Spot in Sylt with gusty north sea nearby
Germany - Sylt Kampen

Kampen is a challenging and exciting kitesurfing spot located on the northern coast of Sylt island in Germany. The spot offers a unique combination of waves and flat water, making it a destination for experienced kitesurfers looking for a challenge. With a wave that breaks close to the shore and with offshore wind, Kampen is definitely not for the faint of heart. But for those who are up for it, the long, pumping waves and perfect cross offshore wind direction make it a must-visit destination. The launch can be tricky, with a big shore break to navigate, but once you get out on the water, the kitesurfing conditions are unbeatable. Kampen is home to several kite schools and has hosted international competitions, attracting some of the best kitesurfers in the world. It's a spot that will push you to your limits and leave you stoked for more.

List Kiteboarding in Sylt old wood sticked in the sand with lighthouse in background
Germany - Sylt K4

Sylt is a popular destination for kitesurfers, thanks to its favorable wind conditions and stunning natural beauty. The island boasts several kitesurfing spots that cater to different levels of experience and offer a variety of riding conditions. Two of the most popular kitespots on the island are Mövennest and K4. Mövennest is known for its flat water and easy access, while K4 offers challenging waves and a more remote location. In this article, we'll take a closer look at these two kitespots and provide you with all the information you need to know to plan your next kitesurfing adventure on Sylt.

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."

List Kiteboarding in Sylt old wood sticked in the sand with lighthouse in background
Germany - Sylt List Weststrand

List, located on the northernmost tip of the German island of Sylt, is a popular destination for kitesurfers due to its consistent winds and beautiful beaches. Among the many kitesurfing spots in List, the Weststrand stands out as a favorite among locals and visitors alike. In this article, we'll explore the kite conditions at List Weststrand, as well as the kitesurfing schools and rental options available, and what else you can expect around the spot.

Rantum Kitesurf Spot in Sylt with two sheep in front eating grass and north sea in the background
Germany - Sylt Rantum

Rantum is a small community located about ten minutes south of Sylt. This charming village boasts beautiful scenery and a rich history of battling the sea. One of the main attractions in the area is the "K 4" kitesurfing spot, which is a must-visit for experienced kiteboarders.

List Kitesurfing Sylt eastern part with lighthouse on the beach
Germany - Sylt List

List is a charming village located on the northern tip of the German island of Sylt. It is a popular tourist destination known for its beautiful beaches, picturesque harbor, and excellent kitesurfing conditions. The village offers a range of accommodation options, restaurants, and cafes, as well as plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking and cycling. Kitesurfers flock to List for its consistent winds and varied kitesurfing spots, making it a great destination for both beginners and advanced riders. In this guide, we'll explore the kitesurfing conditions in List and the surrounding areas, as well as some of the other activities and attractions the village has to offer.

Saint Laurent du Var Kitesurfing in Nice kitesurfer guy walking to the kitespot with a bagpack
Greece - Kohilari Beach

The Kohilari kite spot is located in the Western part of Kos, just North of Kefalos. Beginners and skilled kitesurfers will love the 2km long soft and sandy Kohilari Beach, and it's a perfect place to enjoy the gorgeous sunset view. To get over here, you'll need a car, but it’s well worth it: a relaxing ambiance, beautiful landscapes, and scrumptious food. The dreamy Kohilary Beach has shallow turquoise water which breaks into small white waves with a large blue sky above. The best months to visit Kos - Kohilari Beach for kitesurfing are June, July, and August. The Kohilari kite school in Kefalos is ideal for kitesurfers who want to play in the waves, but also has some flat sections in between if you're into freestyle kiteboarding.

Marmari Beach Kitesurfing in Kos view from above along the large sandy beach with lounge chairs and the turqouise ocean
Greece - Marmari Beach

Marmari beach offers the strongest wind for kitesurfing in Kos, thanks to a venturi effect between two islands located a few kilometers offshore. It is located in a small, picturesque Greek town on the Northern coast of Kos, which draws visitors with its beautiful beach, traditional Greek flare and a plethora of restaurants and pubs. Marmari is ideal for kitesurfers and windsurfers alike, with plenty of space and the strong wind giving awesome conditions for both. The kite school is located on the beach, sheltered at the foot of the cliffs, about a 10-minute walk from the kiteboarding area and 2 kilometers from Marmari's main town.

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 Pino
Italy - Porto Pino

Porto Pino, located in the municipality of Sant'Anna Arresi, is a stunning kite spot in Sardinia that is about 20 minutes away from the Kite House. The area is known for its long white beach, sand dunes, and the beautiful pink flamingos that can be found in the area. The crystal clear water and long shore of Porto Pino make it a unique and popular spot for kitesurfing.

La Maddalena Spiaggia Kitesurfing in Sardinia view from the green mountain to the harbour and beachline on a cloudy day
Italy - La Maddalena Spiaggia

La Maddalena Spiaggia, also known as Petrol Beach, is another famous Kite Spot in Sardinia. Petrol Beach is 15 kilometers from Cagliari and has great winds and is not far from Cagliari. Here you will find a great landscape, open sea and even in high season a suitable place for yourself. La Maddalena Spiaggia is a renowned kitesurfing spot located in the beautiful region of Sardinia. With its picturesque setting and exhilarating kitesurfing opportunities, it attracts adventure enthusiasts from around the world.

Badesi Kitesurfing in Sardinia image of a lonely sandy beach with blue sky and Mountains in the background
Italy - Badesi

The Kite Spot Badesi is characterized by a kilometer long white beach crossed by the mouth of the river Coghinas, it is one of the best places kitesurfing in the northeast of Sardinia. A beautiful dune landscape of fine sand, covered with juniper, characterizes this place. Near the beach you find a Bar and Restaurant. The Kite Spot is directly next to the swimming zone, so watch out when you launch your kite. 

La Ciaccia Kiteboarding in Italy view from the sandy beach with the blue ocean very calm and sunny
Italy - La Ciaccia

The Kite Spot La Ciaccia on the island of Sardinia is right at the beginning of Valledoria beach. Here it is tricks to launch your kite and you have to watch out for the other beach visitors. Sardinia offers an extremely wide range of possibilities - also known as the Caribbean of Europe - in addition to many Kite Spots, it is also attractive and varied from a culinary and tourist point of view.

Valledoria Kiteboarding in Sardinia Italy view from countryside from far to the beach with sun umbrellas and blue sky
Italy - Valledoria Beach

The Island Sardinia and the Kite Spot Valledoria Beach 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 thus increase in the afternoon. The mistral blows diagonally onshore from the north-east, while the scirocco comes offshore from the south-east.

Valledoria Beach in Sardinia offers an exhilarating kitesurfing experience amidst stunning natural beauty. With its ideal wind conditions and picturesque surroundings, it attracts advanced and expert kitesurfers seeking thrilling adventures on the water.

Sant Pere Pescador Kitesurfing in Costa Brava with a view sideshore with 20 colourful kites in the sky and laying at the yellow sandy beach
Spain - Sant Pere Pescador

Towards the northern end of the Costa Brava in Spain, close to the French border, lies Sant Pere Pescador. It is a scenic little world set in one of the most beautiful bays in the Mediterranean and has emerged as a premium kite spot over the years. River Fluviá flows through the city and brings a plethora of authentic natural beauty to the kite spot. Sant Pere Pescador keeps a good balance between land and sea. With the greens and yellows of its orchards, and the blue water with golden sand beaches, the place stands as a hidden treasure. Crossing the bay in a hydrofoil with gentle and stable winds is a marvel for the senses.

Sant Pere Pescador is the main kitesurf spot of the whole bay. A wide sandy beach gives you pleasant conditions to practice kitesurfing all year round. The water is flat till 20 meters offshore and becomes choppy with the blowing wind. As the kite spot is free of stones or rocks, kitesurfers often flock in on weekends from spring to summer. The place is suitable for all kinds of kiteboarders, from beginner to advanced. There is a Kite Expert Zone to allow a safe environment for the kitesurfers and other beach strollers. The best time of year to come surfing here is from June till September.
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Balneario Kitesurfing in Tarifa with the shoreline, stones in front and a beautiful endless beach with sunny blue sky and mountains in the background
Spain - Balneario

Balneario is a small sandy beach in the municipal town of Tarifa, Spain. It is one of the many beaches in the Tarifa region that offer ideal kitesurfing conditions. Past the harbor, this Spanish beach is popular among many tourists for its scenic beauty and various beach activities. Situated at the brim of the massive Atlantic Ocean, the kite spot Balneario is a paradise for all professional kitesurfers around the world. Moreover, the beach has no stones and only consists of fine sand.So, sit around and enjoy the enigmatic beauty.
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Los Lances Kitesurfing in Cadiz beach very crowded with kitesurfers all over the beach and on the sea with hundreds of kites up in the sky
Spain - Los Lances

Los Lances is one of the four main beaches for kitesurfing in Tarifa, about 3km from town itself. Tarifa is one of the original kitesurfing meccas and still attracting hordes of beginners, intermediates and pro riders to this day. During the summer there will be kite zones set out along the beach so it’s important to try and abide by the rules, but once you are in the water you can enjoy kiteboarding in the open ocean. Tarifa is known for being one of the windiest kite spots in Europe, so there’s a good reason people still flock there in huge numbers, but it can be horrendously busy in peak season so if you prefer untouched empty beaches from your kite holidays this might not be for you. The conditions here aren’t necessarily the best kitesurfing wise, but people return year on year for the mix of kiteboarding and the local vibe.