Check out this ultimate 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is a popular place in summer months. Kitesurf lovers get together at Los Molinos lake with ideal winds for kitesurfing!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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Text: Windy.app team
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