45 best spots for kitesurfing in the world

45 best spots for kitesurfing in the world

We chose 45 best kitesurfing spots in the world. You will find all the necessary kite information below.

Le Morne, Mauritius

Really wonderful nature and beautiful water (see the photo below). Be careful with the trees when you launch or land the kite. Almost everyone speaks English. A car is recommended, so that you can see the island. No restaurants, only some food trucks.

Le Morne, Mauritius

Le Morne, Mauritius

Season: All year
Best wind: E
Level of riding: Beginners (lagoon), Intermediate
Traffic: Crowded spot
Water depth: 0,5-1,5m
Water conditions: little chop, big waves sometimes

Wind forecast

 

United Kingdom, Poole Harbour

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

Wind forecast

 

Sri Lanka, Kalpitiya 

Kalpitiya is a sandy peninsula that is considered the best spot for kitesurfing in Sri Lanka. Here you can ride the waves, flat water with average wind of 18-20 knots but if it’s not a windy day, you can find many activities and excursions. Fresh seafood, fruits and vegetables are frequent meals in Kalpitiya. 

Sri Lanka, Kalpitiya

Sri Lanka, Kalpitiya 

Season: May-September, January-March
Best wind: May-september - SW, January-March - N, NE
Level of riding: entry
Traffic: Crowded spot
Water depth: 0,5-1m
Water conditions: little chop, flat

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Langebaan, Shark Bay

This is the perfect location for flat water riders. Many open areas and deep water make for the greatest kitesurfing experience. Two main beaches to visit: Sharks Bay and Langebaan Mainbeach.

Langebaan, Shark Bay

Langebaan, Shark Bay

Season: November - May
Best wind: N, NE, SE, S
Level of riding: Intermediate
Traffic: Crowded spot
Water depth: >2 m
Water conditions: Chop

Wind forecast

 

Venezuela, Los Roques

Due to its beauty, Los Roques became a national park in 1972. Crystalline waters with incredible colors make it a wonderful place. A perfect place for fishing, windsurfing or kitesurfing. 

Venezuela, Los Roques

Venezuela, Los Roques

Season: January - April
Best wind directions: NNE, NE, SE
Level of riding: Intermediate
Traffic: Overcrowded spot
Water depth: 0,5-1,5m
Water conditions: Flat

Wind forecast

 

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

Wind forecast

 

United Arab Emirates, Dubai

Dubai is a city of ports and beaches. The waters of the UAE are beautiful, clean and warm. Most restaurants are quite affordable. A place for great rides and stunning views!

United Arab Emirates, Dubai

United Arab Emirates, Dubai

Season: December - April
Best wind direction: N, S, SW, NW
Level of riding: Entry
Traffic: Crowded spot
Water depth: 0,5-1m
Water conditions: little chop

Wind forecast

 

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

Wind forecast 

 

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

Wind forecast

Philippines, Boracay Island

Boracay is a small island in the Philippines. There are 17 beaches and coves of all shapes and sizes. Some natural points of interest require a boat to access. 

Philippines, Boracay Island

Philippines, Boracay Island

Season: October - March
Best wind directions: NE, SW
Level of riding: Entry
Traffic: Overcrowded spot
Water depth: 0,5m
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

Wind forecast

 

Vietnam, Mui Ne

If you are just learning how to get a grip of the board - Mui Ne is waiting for you with its kitesurfing schools. There is a handful of hotels from luxurious to very affordable. It's almost impossible to get lost in Mui Ne, it is now a string of beach resorts and kitable winds.

Vietnam, Mui Ne

Vietnam, Mui Ne

Season: November - April
Best wind: NE, SE
Level of riding: Intermediate
Traffic: Overcrowded spot
Water depth: 0,5-2m
Water conditions: Small waves, chop

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South Africa, Muizenberg

Muizenberg has a fine long beach of over 20 km. Here, the swells break directly on to the beach. The water is warm which makes riding more comfortable. 

South Africa, Muizenberg

South Africa, Muizenberg

Season: November - March
Best wind: SE, SSE, S, SSW, SW, NW
Level of riding: Entry
Traffic: Overcrowded spot
Water depth: 0,5-2m
Water conditions: Small wave

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Argentina, Los Molinos, Potrero de Garay Kitesurf Spot

This is a popular place in summer months. Kitesurf lovers get together at Los Molinos lake with ideal winds for kitesurfing!

Argentina, Los Molinos, Potrero de Garay Kitesurf Spot

Potrero de Garay Kitesurf Spot

Season: November - March
Best wind: N, NNE, NE, NNW
Level of riding: intermediate
Traffic: Crowded spot
Water depth: 0,5-1,5m
Water conditions: Small wave

Wind forecast

Australia, St Kilda

St Kilda’s West Beach is one of the most popular kitesurfing beaches in Australia. The beach is wide and has plenty of space to land or launch kites at any tide. In summer, there are instructors who can always help you with any issues.

Australia, St Kilda

St Kilda

Season: December - March
Best wind: S, SSW, SW
Level of riding: intermediate
Traffic: Overcrowded spot
Water depth: 0,5-1,5m
Water conditions: Chop

Wind forecast

 

Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, Barra da Tijuca

Barra is a well known spot for its beaches, many lakes and rivers. Its 18 km long beach is the largest in Rio de Janeiro. The water is mostly green and clear. Also, the waters have an uncommon wave formation.

Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, Barra da Tijuca

Barra da Tijuca

Season: September - February
Best wind: E, ESE, SE
Level of riding: Intermediate
Traffic: Overcrowded spot
Water depth: >2 m
Water conditions: Flat

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Mexico, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo

This is a resort located in Mexico. A wonderful spot with white sand and blue and green waters. This spot is known for its coral reefs and palm beaches. 

Mexico, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo

Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo

Season: September - February
Best wind: E, ESE, SE
Level of riding: Intermediate
Traffic: Overcrowded spot
Water depth: >2 m
Water conditions: Flat

Wind forecast

 

Thailand, Phuket

 Phuket is an island in the Andaman Sea with many resorts and restaurants. The island is very popular for its beauty. This is a fine destination for a stunning view and a great ride!

Thailand, Phuket

Phuket

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

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South Africa, Cape Town

The capital of South Africa attracts tourists from all over the world with its infrastructure, mild climate and natural setting. This spot is a come-together of cultures and landscapes. The wind for kitesurfing here is strong and constant. 

South Africa, Cape Town

Cape Town

Season: December - February
Best wind: SE, SSE, S
Level of riding: Entry
Traffic: Overcrowded spot
Water depth: 0,5-1,5m
Water conditions: Small wave

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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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Dominican Republic, Cabarete

Cabarete is a mix of flat water and wave spots. This spot is considered one of the best for kitesurfing in the Caribbean. This is a perfect location for all kitesurfing disciplines.

Dominican Republic, Cabarete

Cabarete

Season: February - September
Best wind: N, S, NW, NNW
Level of riding: Entry
Traffic: Overcrowded spot
Water depth: 0,5-1,5m
Water conditions: Small wave

Wind forecast

 

Uruguay, Montevideo

A huge Laguna Garzon with acres of flat water is great for kitesurfing! Here you will get to experience the playful waves of south atlantic. 

Uruguay, Montevideo

Montevideo

Season: December - March
Best wind: E,SE
Level of riding: Entry
Traffic: Crowded spot
Water depth: >1m
Water conditions: Chop, small waves

Wind forecast

Egypt, Hurgada

The waters here are shallow and flat. This spot became Red Sea’s most popular kitesurfing destination. The accommodation is not a problem at all. There are many hotels and restaurants for any taste. 

Egypt, Hurgada

Hurgada

Season: March - November
Best wind: N,NW
Level of riding: Entry
Traffic: Crowded spot
Water depth: 0,5-1,5m
Water conditions: Little chop

Wind forecast

 

Morocco, Dakhla

Dakhla has a variety of shallow water spots and one of the largest kitesurf lagoons in the world. The perfect wind conditions attract many kitesurfers from all over the globe. Now there are also new flights, so you can reach Dakhla from Europe in only 6-8 hours. 

Morocco, Dakhla

Dakhla

Season: March - September
Best wind: N, NNE
Level of riding: Intermediate
Traffic: Intermediate
Water depth: 0,5-1,5m
Water conditions: Chop

Wind forecast

 

Canada, Toronto Island

For newbies Toronto island has a variety of kite camps and schools to choose from. For experts - it is impossible to miss a ride here, the water conditions here make the rides unforgettable. 

Canada, Toronto Island

Toronto Island

Season: March - June
Best wind: NE, S, SSW
Level of riding: Entry
Traffic: Crowded spot
Water depth: 0,5-1,5m
Water conditions: Chop

Wind forecast

 

United States, Ft Lauderdale

There is a variety of beaches on this spot to choose from. The spot is one of the most popular not only during the season, but also in winter. Remember, some areas here are too shallow. 

United States, Ft Lauderdale

Ft Lauderdale

Season: March - June
Best wind: NE, S, SSW
Level of riding: Entry
Traffic: Crowded spot
Water depth: 0,5-1,5m
Water conditions: Chop

Wind forecast

 

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

Wind forecast

 

United States, San Francisco Bay

Here it is recommended to have a car to travel from spot to spot or somewhere else. The views are stunning, the waves are sparkling. Many kitesurfers plan their rides here.

United States, San Francisco Bay

San Francisco Bay

Season: March - May, September - December
Best wind: W, WNW, NW
Level of riding: Intermediate
Traffic: Overcrowded spot
Water depth: 0,5-2m
Water conditions: Chop

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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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United States, Cape Hatteras

Cape Hatteras is famous for its winds and sunsets. The waves are strong because of the geographical position of the spot and the short length of the continental shelf.  

United States, Cape Hatteras

Cape Hatteras

Season: April-June, September-November
Best wind: S, SW, W, NW, N
Level of riding: Entry
Traffic: Overcrowded spot
Water depth: 0,5-1,5m
Water conditions: Little chop

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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

Wind forecast

 

France, Almanarre

Almanarre is a 5km long beach. Considered one of the best kitesurfing spots in France. It is a beautiful long sandy beach with consistent wind conditions. 

France, Almanarre

Almanarre

Season: May - October
Best wind: E, SE, SSE, S, W, WNW, NW
Level of riding: Entry
Traffic: Overcrowded spot
Water depth: 0,5-1,5m
Water conditions: 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

Wind forecast

 

Portugal, Guincho

Guincho boasts nice waves perfect for kitesurfing with North wind. A lot of free space on the wide beach. Here you will always find space to safely launch your kite. 

Portugal, Guincho

Guincho

Season: May - September
Best wind: N, W, WNW, NW, NNW
Level of riding: Intermediate
Traffic: Crowded spot
Water depth: 0,5-1m
Water conditions: Small wave

Wind forecast

 

Spain, Fuerteventura

Located in the Canary Islands, this is one of the most popular vacation destinations. There are many beautiful windy spots to check out. This spot is for everyone who loves sea, sun and sports!

Spain, Fuerteventura

 Fuerteventura

Season: May - September
Best wind: N,NE
Level of riding: Intermediate
Traffic: Overcrowded spot
Water depth: Ocean
Water conditions: Chop

Wind forecast

 

Italy, Sicilia, Marsala, Lo Stagnone

Kitesurfing is possible here almost 300 days a year! The windmills, lagoons and sea salt mountains are stunning. There are many kite schools here, the shallow and flat waters make this place perfect for learning to kite. 

Italy, Sicilia, Marsala

Lo Stagnone

Season: May - September
Best wind: N, NNE, W, WNW, NW, NNW
Level of riding: Entry
Traffic: Overcrowded spot
Water depth: 0,5-1m
Water conditions: flat, little chop

Wind forecast

 

Poland, Hel, Chalupy 6

Hel is a 300km long peninsula located in the north of Poland. This spot works with almost all wind directions. If you need an instructor - there are three kite centres by the water. 

Poland, Hel, Chalupy 6

Chalupy 6

Season: May - September
Best wind: N, S, SW, NW
Level of riding: Entry
Traffic: Crowded spot
Water depth: 0,5m
Water conditions: Flat

Wind forecast

Greece, Rhodes, Prasonisi

The impressive territory of the sandy beach, the presence of a shallow water area and a stable strong wind create all the necessary conditions for perfect kitesurfing sessions here. Also, the wave size can reach up to 2 meters high. Prasonisi allows flight lovers to come off in full.

Greece, Rhodes

Prasonisi

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

Wind forecast

 

Croatia, Split

Magnificent clear sea will welcome you in Croatia. The wind is very dense and stable here. Split has flat and shallow water with a sandy bottom and seaweed. The nature is wonderful here!

Croatia, Split

Croatia, Split

Season: May - August
Best wind: NE, SE, W, WNW, NW
Level of riding: Entry
Traffic: Crowded spot
Water depth: 0,5 - 2m
Water conditions: Сhop

Wind forecast

 

Germany, Kiel Leuchtturm

Steep waves in North, rocky launch and free parking. Germany is all about rocking winds and fun rides.

Germany, Kiel Leuchtturm

Kiel Leuchtturm

Season: May - August
Best wind: SW, WSW, W, WNW, NW
Level of riding: Intermediate
Traffic: Overcrowded spot
Water depth: 0,5-2m
Water conditions: Medium wave

Wind forecast

 

Denmark, Hvide Sande

Hvide Sande is located on the Holmsland Kit. Here you will find perfect conditions for kitesurfing on a 300 square km area. The ground is sandy with a few sea grass fields. 

Denmark, Hvide Sande

Hvide Sande

Season: May - August
Best wind: SW, WSW, W, WNW, NW
Level of riding: Intermediate
Traffic: Overcrowded spot
Water depth: 0,5-2m
Water conditions: medium wave

Wind forecast

 

Brazil, Cumbuco, Fortaleza

You can enjoy the atmosphere of a resort while riding in the kite zone. At the kite school you will find training opportunities, rental equipment, storage and a rescue. 

Brazil, Cumbuco, Fortaleza

Cumbuco, Fortaleza

Season: September - December
Best wind: NE,E
Level of riding: Intermediate
Traffic: Overcrowded spot
Water conditions: Waves 1-3m - ocean side, flat - lagoon

Wind forecast

 

New Caledonia, Noumea

The pros of this spot are the beautiful waves and varieties of spots to catch the best wind. Kitesurfers of all levels visit Caledonia for its perfect kitesurfing conditions. 

New Caledonia, Noumea

New Caledonia, Noumea

Season: September - December
Best wind: SE, SSE, S, SSW, SW, NW
Level of riding: Intermediate
Traffic: Crowded spot
Water depth: >2 m
Water conditions: Flat

Wind forecast

 

China, Pingtan 

Pingtan is famous for its kiter beaches. Almost all hotels are located in the center of the island - near the east road. The place is so good that international kitesurfing competitions are often held here.

China, Pingtan

Pingtan 

Season: May - July
Best wind: NE, SW, NW
Level of riding: Entry
Traffic: Overcrowded spot
Water depth: 0,5-1,5m
Water conditions: Chop

Wind forecast

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