The ultimate list of kitesurfing spots all over the world

The ultimate list of kitesurfing spots all over the world

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Check out this ultimatum list of 45 of the best kitesurfing spots all over the world. It includes information about best wind, level of riding, traffic (crowded or not), water depth and other water conditions for each spot. There are also links to the weather forecast pages.

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.

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.

  • 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 for Le Morne, Mauritus

Poole Harbour, UK

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.

  • 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 for Poole Harbour, UK

Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka

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. 

  • 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

Wind forecast for Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka

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.

  • 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 Langebaan, Shark bay

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. 

  • 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 Venezuela, Los Roques

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. 

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

Wind forecast France, Plage des Chalets

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!

  • 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 United Arab Emirates, Dubai

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.

  • 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 Germany, Fehmarn, Gold

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.

  • 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 United States, Islamorada, FL

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. 

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

Wind forecast Philippines, Boracay Island

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.

  • 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 Mexico, La Ventana

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.

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

Wind forecast Vietnam, Mui Ne

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. 

  • 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

Wind forecast South Africa, Muizenberg

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!

  • 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 Argentina, Los Molinos, Potrero de Garay Kitesurf Spot

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.

  • 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 Australia, St Kilda

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.

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

Wind forecast Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, Barra da Tijuca

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. 

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

Wind forecast Mexico, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo

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!

  • 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

Wind forecast Thailand, Phuket

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. 

  • 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

Wind forecast South Africa, Cape Town

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. 

  • 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

Wind forecast Spain, Tarifa

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.

  • 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 Dominican Republic, Cabarete

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. 

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

Wind forecast Uruguay, Montevideo

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. 

  • 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 Egypt, Hurgada

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. 

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

Wind forecast Morocco, Dakhla

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. 

  • 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 Canada, Toronto Island

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. 

  • 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

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.  

  • 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 Netherlands, Strand Horst

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.

  • 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

Wind forecast United States, San Francisco Bay

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!

  • 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

Wind forecast Austria, Neusiedler See, Podersdorf

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.  

  • 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

Wind forecast United States, Cape Hatteras

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. 

  • 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 Turkey, Gokova

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. 

  • 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

Wind forecast France, Almanarre

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.

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

Wind forecast Montenegro, Ulcinj

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. 

  • 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 Portugal, Guincho

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!

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

Wind forecast Spain, Fuerteventura

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. 

  • 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 Italy, Sicilia, Marsala, Lo Stagnone

Poland, Hel, Chalupy 6

Hel is a 35-km-long sand bar 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. 

  • 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 Poland, Hel, Chalupy 6

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.

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

Wind forecast Greece, Rhodes, Prasonisi

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!

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

Wind forecast Croatia, Split

Germany, Kiel Leuchtturm

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

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 Germany, Kiel Leuchtturm

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. 

  • 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

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. 

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 Brazil, Cumbuco, Fortaleza

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. 

  • 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 New Caledonia, Noumea

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. 

  • 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 China, Pingtan

 

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Text: Windy.app team

Cover photo: Timo Voss / Unsplash

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