Kitesurfing is one of the most popular adventure water sports. It’s easy to see why it’s so appealing: it gives more freedom compared to other sports and it’s perfect for those who want to experience more adrenaline. It’s also the perfect activity for travelers, as there are incredibly fantastic kitesurfing spots on every continent.
Similar to other water sports, like surfing, knowing the best time of year to visit these places is crucial. Fortunately, there are fantastic kitesurfing spots all over the world – here are the best.
ten This place is considered the capital of kitesurfing
Cabarete, in the Dominican Republic, is considered the capital of kitesurfing, with excellent wind conditions almost all year round. Nestled on the north coast of the island, the best time for kitesurfing is between December and September, and it is perfect for beginners or more experienced kitesurfers. There are a lot of kitesurf schools around, so it’s also a great opportunity for those who want to try it out.
Kite Beach is the most famous spot for kitesurfers. Thanks to the reefs, there are perfect waves for jumping.
9 This secluded Brazilian beach
While most people who travel to Brazil decide to go to Rio de Janeiro or São Paulo, the Brazilian northeast is a paradise for kitesurfers. Between July and December, the paradise beach of Cumbuco, Ceará, becomes a popular destination for kitesurfers from all over the world. The Lagoa de Calupe is perfect for beginners at low tide. Besides that, the village also has an amazing landscape and sunset.
Other famous places in Brazil are Jericoacoara, São Miguel do Gostoso and Lençois Maranhenses.
8 Egypt is not just for history buffs
Egypt is famous for its history, but many people don’t know that it is also ideal for beach lovers and kite surfers. The country even offers kitesurfing safaris, allowing people to explore the best spots in the Red Sea. But travelers who don’t fancy these expeditions can also decide to go to Hurghada, one of Egypt’s most famous beach destinations and a paradise for kitesurfers, especially between April and October. Water activities are important in Hurghada, and diving and snorkeling are also popular.
Other recommended places for kitesurfing in Egypt are El Gouna, Dahab, Ras Sudr, Soma Bay, Safaga and the North Coast.
seven The best kitesurfing spot in Hawaii
When you ask a kitesurfer what his dream destination is, he is very likely to answer Maui. Indeed, the island offers excellent conditions for the practice of sport, especially between March and October. Maui hosted the first kiteboarding competition in 1996.
Travelers should be aware that there are certain rules in kite surfing areas, such as maintaining a distance of 200 feet from other people when in the water. The island is surrounded by amazing spots for kitesurfing including Kite Beach, Flash Beach and Jaws.
6 This amazing place by the Indian Ocean
Between May and September, Sri Lanka is the ideal place for kitesurfers and one of the windiest places in Asia, with winds of up to 30 knots. The Kalpitiya peninsula is famous for its flat waters and sandy beaches and is considered one of the best places for kitesurfing in the world.
More experienced kite surfers can join kite safaris, explore Donkey Point, Dutch Bay and Vella Island. As the activity has become popular in the region in recent years, many agencies now offer courses for beginners and full support for experienced riders.
5 Peru has a hidden paradise for kitesurfers
Peru is known for its gastronomy and Inca heritage, but many people would be surprised to know that it is also perfect for kitesurfing. Paracas is located near a national park, and the winds are often reliable all year round, but the best months for kitesurfers are between October and March. There are a lot of kitesurfing schools and it’s not as crowded as other famous places. On top of that, the area has amazing wildlife, which makes the experience even better.
4 The perfect location on the South East African coast
Madagascar has countless nature reserves and attractions; these would be reason enough to include the country on anyone’s list. However, this place is also popular with kitesurfers from all over the world. The winds in Madagascar are strongest between mid-March and November, with winds of up to 40 knots, making almost all areas of the island perfect for kitesurfing. The flat waters and sandy beaches of Babaomby are one of the most famous spots on the islands for this sport, especially among beginners.
3 The ultimate kitesurfing spot in Morocco
Essaouira, Morocco is one of those places with great winders almost all year round. In summer, winds can reach up to 40 knots and it is said to be the windiest city on the African continent. During the summer, travelers can expect a lot of tourists in the city, many of them aiming for kitesurfing, as it is one of the main activities in the city. There are many kitesurf schools at Essaouira beach. The best spots are at
Bay of Essaouira, Moulay and the village of Sidi Kaouki.
2 Kitesurfing in May? Go for the ABC of the Netherlands Antilles
Bonaire is part of the Netherlands Antilles, and it’s one of those places with perfect weather, the flattest waters in the Caribbean, and reliable winds most of the time – but the best months are between May and July . Kitesurfers will find the best beaches in the southwest of the island, where it is possible to find colorful kites at any time of the year.
The place is the least visited among the ABC islands (Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao), which makes it a great destination to avoid the crowds.
1 La Ventana is ideal for beginners
The beaches of Baja California are some of the best destinations in the world and should be on any kitesurfer’s bucket list. In La Ventana it is possible to see kitesurfers with different levels of experience and also different ages. Thanks to its laid-back atmosphere, it’s also a great place for those who want to start doing so, and there are plenty of schools throughout the area. More experienced kitesurfers can go to places like Choco Lake.