10 Best Spots for Kitesurfing Worldwide: the Lockdown Is Over!

10 Best Spots for Kitesurfing Worldwide: the Lockdown Is Over!

Missed your kite? Pack it to visit the best spots for kitesurfing around the globe. They are open for tourists already: check the updates and details for travelling in Europe or worldwide.

Poole Harbour, United Kingdom

The best beaches in the UK, more Blue Flags than at any UK resort. Soft sands, 'Baywatch' towers. Great spot for beginners, you can safely walk almost 200m out and still not be out of your depth. Lots of shops, bars and cafes here. The parking is easy and reasonably priced. Beautiful views with easy access to everything. 

UK, Poole Harbour

United Kingdom, Poole Harbour

Season: All year
Best wind: NW
Level of riding: Beginners
Traffic: Crowded spot
Water depth: 0,5-1m
Water conditions: Flat, little chop

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Spain, Tarifa

Tarifa is a beautiful European kitesurfing capital with endless ideal conditions. There are lots of other activities to take in. Don’t forget to try the wonderful Mediterranean cuisine that Tarifa offers. 

Spain, Tarifa

Spain, Tarifa

Season: January - October
Best wind: W, SW, E
Level of riding: Intermediate
Traffic: Overcrowded spot
Water depth: Ocean
Water conditions: Waves 1-3m when Poniente, chop when Levante

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Turkey, Gokova

Gokova is situated in the west of Turkey. The bay is 3km wide. The water here is usually flat and shallow. Here you will enjoy freestyling and freeriding! The accommodation is within walking distance from the beach. 

Turkey, Gokova

Turkey, Gokova

Season: May - November
Best wind: SW, WSW, W, WNW, NW
Level of riding: Entry
Traffic: Overcrowded spot
Water depth: 1m
Water conditions: Little chop

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Montenegro, Ulcinj

Montenegro combines beaches, bays, ports and villages. This is one of the top tourist destinations in the world, which was singled out by the New York Times. Nightlife here is as fun as riding.

Montenegro, Ulcinj

Ulcinj

Season: May - October
Best wind: NE,W
Level of riding: Intermediate
Traffic: Overcrowded spot
Water depth: >1m
Water conditions: Chop

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France, Plage des Chalets, Gruissan

The beach is not only suitable for kitesurfing, it also has a watersports centre. Almost 2 kilometers of fine sand and houses on stilts. The beach area is divided into different zones, each with a free parking and access to the beach. 

France, Plage des Chalets, Gruissan

France, Plage des Chalets, Gruissan

Season: September - March
Best wind: SE, NW
Level of riding: Entry
Traffic: Crowded spot
Water depth: 0,5m
Water conditions: little chop

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Germany, Fehmarn, Gold

This is a large standing-depth area ideal for learning to kitesurf. Parking is available right by the water. There is a cafe and a surf school right on the beach which is very convenient.

Germany, Fehmarn, Gold

Germany, Fehmarn, Gold

Season: September - March
Best wind directions: SW, WSW, W, WNW, NW
Level of riding: Intemediate
Traffic: Overcrowded spot
Water depth: 0,5-2m
Water conditions: Chop

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United States, Islamorada, FL

About an hour drive south from Miami and there they are - white sandy beaches and a few mini islands. The area is packed with watersport rentals so you don’t have to worry about forgotten equipment.

United States, Islamorada, FL

United States, Islamorada, FL

Season: October - March
Best wind directions: NE, ENE, E, ESE, SE, SSE, S
Level of riding: Entry
Traffic: Overcrowded spot
Water depth: 1-2m
Water conditions: flat

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Mexico, La Ventana

This is a small fishing village with a stunningly beautiful bay and colors of water. La Ventana is very popular with riders due to its north winds. It is considered one of the best kitesurfing spots.

Mexico, La Ventana

Mexico, La Ventana

Season: October - March
Best wind: N, NW, NNW
Level of riding: Entry
Traffic: Overcrowded spot
Water depth: 0,5-1,5m
Water conditions: Chop

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Netherlands, Strand Horst

Strand Horst is located in the centre of Netherlands. There is enough space for parking your car near the beach. The winds are often really gusty but perfect for beginners because the water is very shallow. 

Netherlands, Strand Horst

Strand Horst

Season: March - May, September - December
Best wind: SW, WSW, W, WNW, NW
Level of riding: Entry
Traffic: Crowded spot
Water depth: >2 m
Water conditions: Flat

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Austria, Neusiedler See, Podersdorf

The water temperature can reach 28°C in summer. Air and water temperatures may get a little high. Due to the sudden temperature changes it is recommended to wear a short wetsuit and a normal long wetsuit. The deepest point of the lake is 1m anywhere you go!

Austria, Neusiedler See, Podersdorf

Neusiedler See, Podersdorf

Season: March - May, September - November
Best wind: N, NW, NNW
Level of riding: Entry
Traffic: Overcrowded spot
Water depth: 0,5-1m
Water conditions: Flat

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