4 places for kitesurfing in India


Kitesurfing, also known as kitesurfing, is an adventure sport that combines aspects of wakeboarding, windsurfing, paragliding and sailing. A Dutchman, Gijsbertus Adrianus Panhuise, was credited with inventing kitesurfing for the first time in 1977. Considering India’s long coastline, it is a sport that has gained popularity in many parts of the country, part of its popularity is that the sport is relatively more affordable than many other adventure sports that involve more complex equipment. When you feel it’s safe to travel again, check out these following hot spots for kitesurfing in India.

Manapad, Tamil Nadu

The coastline of Manapad is unique due to the accumulation of lava on the beach for hundreds of years. Wind speeds of 20-30 knots are ideal and there is a good break around the peninsula to catch the waves. The best season for kitesurfing here would be from December to March.

Dwarka, Gujarat

It’s a bit of a hidden gem and there are no operators here. It’s more of a secluded place where trained kitesurfers can take their own gear. Located just under 150 km from Jamnagar, Shivrajpur Beach (also known as Blue Bell Beach) is a beautiful cove, which seems almost tailor-made for kitesurfing.

Rameswaram Island, Tamil Nadu

Rameswaram has perhaps one of the longest kitesurfing seasons in the country, with strong winds for nine months of the year. Southwesterly winds prevail from April to September while northerly winds blow from December to March. The Gulf of Mannar is one of the most popular places here, and also a great place to witness the region’s incredible marine biodiversity.

Morjim Beach, Goa

Although most of the beaches in the Sunshine State are overrun with tourists, some spots remain secluded and ideal for kitesurfing. Far north of the state, Mondego Bay at Morjim Beach is a great place, and you can also just kite here with the strong winds.


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