Where to kitesurf in February

Where to kitesurf in February


February is the month with one the strongest winds of the year. You just have to know the places. In this selection we have compiled the top 10 spots for kitesurfing in February where you will catch the best weather conditions for this and other wind sports. Your kite will love it.

Langebaan, Shark Bay, South Africa

Do not worry: the sharks the bay got its name for are not dangerous — they are sand-sharks, pretty harmless creatures, so you can kitesurf there safely. Shark Bay in Langebaan, South Africa, is located next to the beautiful West Coast National Park and not far from Cape Town (1.5-hour ride). The Shark Bay is a part of the Langebaan lagoon and has shallow blue water perfect for water activities.

  • Kitesurf season: January — May, November, December
  • Air temperature: +16...+30 °C
  • Working wind direction: N, NE, SE, S
  • Water condition: chop
  • Water depth: >2 m
  • Accommodation: from $18

Langebaan wind forecast

Boracay Island, Philippines

Boracay is a small island in Philippines, it is just 1 km wide and 7 km long but is quite significant for tourists from all over the world. The place has got several awards from travel magazines and agencies as a destination with the most beautiful beaches. Activities available for Boracay visitors are scuba diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, kiteboarding, and cliff diving.

  • Kitesurf season: January — March, October-December
  • Air temperature: +28–29 °C
  • Working wind direction: NE, SW
  • Water condition: flat
  • Water depth: 0.5 m
  • Accommodation: from $15

Boracay wind forecast

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Oh, this is a legendary city with the tallest buildings and the most gorgeous hotels. The pearl in the desert! Beaches of Dubai are perfect for water sports and activities and February is the perfect time to kitesurf there as it is not very hot in the city this month (usually from 16 to 25 degrees Celsius).

  • Kitesurf season: September — March
  • Air temperature: +16...+25°C
  • Working wind direction: N, S, SW, NW
  • Water condition: little chop
  • Water depth: 0.5-1 m
  • Accommodation: from $13

Dubai wind forecast

Mui Ne, Vietnam

Mui Ne is a Vietnamese coastal town popular among tourists. The town has two beaches suitable for windsurfing and kitesurfing — Ganh Beach and Suoi Nuoc Beach. One of the main advantages of the spot is that it is not expensive. You can find a place (in this case a shared room) for as low as $2 a night. February is also one of the best months there — warm and with reliable wind.

  • Kitesurf season: November — March
  • Air temperature: +22...+30 °C
  • Working wind direction: NE, SE
  • Water condition: Small waves, chop
  • Water depth: 0.5-2 m
  • Accommodation: from $2

Mui Ne wind forecast

Fehmarn Gold, Germany

Fehmarn, Germany, is not the warmest place in February (it is pretty cold there, actually), however, this island is popular among tourists for perfect surfing conditions, gently sloping shorelines, broad, sandy beaches, rugged cliffs, and fresh water. The place holds its own surfing event — KiteSurf-Trophy — and is good for beginners and pros.

  • Kitesurf season: September — March
  • Air temperature: -1...+3 °C
  • Working wind direction: SW, WSW, W, WNW, NW
  • Water condition: chop
  • Water depth: 0.5–2 m
  • Accommodation: from $28

Fehmarn wind forecast

Tarifa, Spain

Tarifa is located in Andalucia, near the Strait of Gibraltar and Morocco. This place is primarily known as one of the world's most popular destinations for windsports (wind is exceptionally good there thanks to the Venturi effect possible due to the Strait of Gibraltar). However, it also has a lot of historical landmarks such as the well-preserved Guzman castle, the ruins of the Roman city of Baelo Claudia, etc.

  • Kitesurf season: February — October
  • Air temperature: +11...+15 °C
  • Working wind direction: E, SW, W
  • Water condition: Waves 1–3 m when Poniente, chop when Levante
  • Water depth: ocean
  • Accommodation: from $11

Tarifa wind forecast

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Playa del Carmen is a relatively new tourist destination. In 1995, only 17 thousand people lived there, and now the town is rapidly growing in order to meet visitors' demands (new hotels are being built, for example, and new sport facilities are being constructed). The place is good for jet skiing, snorkeling, scuba diving, horse riding, sailing, kitesurfing and kiteboarding.

  • Kitesurf season: September — Ferbuary
  • Air temperature: +21...+28 °C
  • Working wind direction: E, ESE, SE
  • Water condition: flat
  • Water depth: >2 m
  • Accommodation: from $5

Playa del Carmen wind forecast

Cabarete, Dominican Republic

Welcome to Dominicana! Welcome to Cabarete! The weather conditions are great here! Usually, it winds 300 days a year and it is almost always warm — so, no wonder kiters are in love with this place. Even several sport events including WorldCup/Copa Mundial, Master of the Ocean, PKRA, and WKL have taken place there.

  • Kitesurf season: February — September
  • Air temperature: +19...+29 °C
  • Working wind direction: N, S, NW, NNW
  • Water condition: small wave
  • Water depth: 0.5–1.5 m
  • Accommodation: from $29

Cabarete wind forecast

Los Molinos, Potrero de Garay, Argentina

Unlike the previous spots, this kitesurf spot is located near a lake, not an ocean! Potrero de Garay is a small town in Cordoba economically dependant on tourism. The town located near valleys, rivers and mountains is good for biking, horse-riding, tracking and fishing. The Los Molinos lake makes it a good place for water activities as well.

  • Kitesurf season: November — March
  • Air temperature: +17...+29 °C
  • Working wind direction: NE, S
  • Water condition: Little chop
  • Water depth: 0.5–1.5 m
  • Accommodation: from $28

Los Molinos wind forecast

This post was originally published on the Windy.app blog on December 30, 2019.

Learn more about how to read the surf / swell forecast in a special Windy.app presentation with examples and tips from professional surfers with many years of experience of riding the biggest and best waves on the planet.


Text: Windy.app

Cover photo: Tim de Winter / Unsplash

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