If for some reason you haven't yet gone to your favorite spot in this summer season, we have prepared a list of best places for kitesurfing in August for you. This spots selection is based on our experience and the best riders all over the world recommendations.
Important: Given the still difficult travel situation in the world in 2022, check separately the possibility of going to a particular country, its regions, and local outdoor spots for you before the trip on the official tourist and other sites.
Cabarete is known by a combination of calm waters and nice wind conditions on beaches. Several spots and schools are presented there. The kite beach is a small reef-protected bay with mostly side-shore wind. You can be sure in wind forecast of 20-25 knots till the mid of September.
A number of schools will be happy to hots you in El Gouna, Egypt. Well known shallow lagoon with good wind conditions. An appropriate destination for all levels of skill riders. Can be a bit too hot in August (+35-37), but if the stabile wind and easy accessibility are more important for you, think about EL Gouna for next three weeks.
Several spots and schools of Fuerteventura are waiting for you in August. Easy destination and excellent weather and wind conditions are talking for itself. You will receive 3 km kite zone on beautiful kite beach, side-shore wind which can sometimes turn onshore during the hottest time, flat and calm water. Is it not enough to pack your kite and go? Maybe some good restraints and hotels where your family can stay while you are killing yourself in wind and water are also should be motioned in addition.
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Tenerife is a more crowded and touristic island in summer than Fuerteventura. Lots of accommodation, bars, restraints and leisure activities as an advantage. A lot of non-sport people on beaches can be a bit disappointing for wind adductors. NE wind is quite stable in August and you can enjoy your riding for the whole month. Waves can be high this season that makes some troubles for non-professional riders but they can get some more experience).
Very special and tricky spot, perfect water and wind conditions are prizes for pro riders but be careful and prepare yourself, check all conditions and relief on spot. Perfect clean, blue water. Perfectly flat out about 400-500m then reef breaks and sand bar breaks. About 1-3m deep all the way out to the reef. Reef does provide a good surf break left and right on a big swell. The inside lagoon is usually very flat, but strong currents can make the spot tricky on days with good swell. On the reef there are three different types of waves: the small wave on a rock seaweed bed is suitable for intermediate levels, care should be taken for the current that rips past. The main reef wave between Manawa and One Eye is the real killer. SE wind is usual for this spot and it is stable and daylong in August.
Several spots are in your disposal here at Naxos. High probability of good wind and magic of the Greek islands are the reason to pack your stuff and go kite. Flat to choppy water, shallow areas. Safe conditions within the bay, on the outside the swell forms’ perfect ramps. Wind can be up to 15mpc, blowing mainly from early afternoon till sunset. Sometimes local wind named Meltemi and blowing from north to northwest across the Aegean Sea can be very strong and gusty about 35-40 knots - 18-20 mps.
Like lost paradise with nice wind. Beach is very narrow, and you always need to stay in the water to launch, but water is crystal clear and warm. This place is not so easy to reach for Europeans but once a life you should go kite here, why not in August? Crosshore wind allows to kite around the island (about 1/3 to 1/2 of it).
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Constant thermal side-shore wind 'Mistral' with 15-25 knots. The best time is June to August with steady NW or W winds. After August check the forecast for strong SE and NE winds.
Kitesurfing is the only sport activity allowed by the government on this spot. So, the whole long, wide and sandy beach is at your disposal! No rocks and flat water. August is the end of the windy season and the perfect time to start your lessons or train some new tricks.
it is probably the most unbelievable place in the world. Long empty paradise beaches with white sand, and a variety of clean water. Water can be flat or wavy depends on your own choice. You can ride flat inside the reef barrier or go out of the rife and catch waves, just be careful and watch reefs. The lagoon is knee-deep at low and medium tide. The winds named Kusini and Kaskasi blows trough the whole August and even till October every day and mostly in parallel with the beach.
This post was originally published in the Windy.app blog on July 11, 2018. Share experience— publish your own post in the Windy.app blog.
Text: Windy.app team
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