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The 5 Best Kitesurfing Spots in Italy

With over 7,600 kilometers of coastline, Italy is a destination that can easily seem like a kiteboarder’s dream. We’re obsessed with finding the best kitesurfing spots in Italy. In this guide, we’ll share the best kitesurf spots for every type of kiteboarder no matter if you’re just learning or are already an expert.

 

 

Lo Stagnone (Sicily)

 

If you’re wanting a kitesurfing spot that’s great all-around and offers consistent wind, Lo Stagnone makes a great choice. With over 300 days of wind per year, you’ll enjoy kitesurfing on this spacious, shallow, flatwater lagoon no matter what your ability level is. Lo Stagnone is also home to a vibrant kitesurfing community with a variety of kite schools and accommodation options.

 

Best wind: March to November

 

 

Gizzeria Lido (Calabria)

 

Gizzeria Lido is also affectionately called “Hang Loose Beach,” and you’ll understand why as soon as you step onto its coarse sand. Here, kiteboarders will enjoy a laid-back and fun atmosphere with conditions that are perfect for all kitesurfers – from beginner to advanced. There is plenty of room to launch and land, and you’ll be able to kiteboard on flat to choppy water. You can expect constant wind that typically ranges from 11 to 20 knots with very few gusts.

 

While the high summer season (June and July) tends to be quite crowded, you can almost always find some space to yourself during the shoulder seasons.

 

Best wind: April to September

 

 

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Lake Garda (Lombardy)

 

Do not underestimate the appeal of kiteboarding at Lake Garda. Lake Garda is the largest lake in Italy and is surrounded by the stunning Italian Alps. Thermal winds blow consistently across the flatwater lake, and the best kitesurfing spots are accessible by boat. Early risers will love the fact that there is consistent wind in the early morning. One of the local sayings is, “If you can see the sun, you can feel the wind.”

 

There are many kitesurfing schools and camps available to perfect your skills and befriend fellow kiteboarders. This spot is best for intermediate and advanced kitesurfers who are familiar with their equipment and can launch/land from a boat or very small beach. If you are a beginner, it’s best to go with a school who can offer more guidance.

 

Best wind: April to October

 

 

Porto Pollo (Sardinia)

 

Picture turquoise-clear waters, white sandy beaches, and a remoteness that makes you feel as though you’ve been stranded on a kitesurfer’s paradise. Porto Pollo is one of the top places to kiteboard in Italy not only because of its beauty but also because of its consistent wind. Porto Pollo is one of the windiest parts of the region, and there is an area reserved specifically for kitesurfers. Flatwater riders can kiteboard in the lagoon while those wanting waves can venture out into the sea. Port Pollo is likely one of the best spots to experience a true kitesurfing holiday in picture-perfect scenery.

 

Best wind: April to October

 

 

one of the best kiteboarding spots in Italy

Incredible kitesurfing conditions in Sardinia

 

Marina de Grosseto (Tuscany)

 

Marina de Grosseto is a kitesurfing haven in the Mediterranean. The area is largely reserved for windsurfers and kitesurfers only. The kite schools and venues make an effort to build their structures using local, natural materials to create an atmosphere that feels more adventurous than your typical kitesurfing hub. There are large launching and landing zones perfect for beginners, consistent northwest wind, and shallow flatwater.

 

Best wind: March to October

 

 

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kiteboarding in Tarifa

Everything You Need to Know About Kitesurfing in Tarifa

Tarifa’s kitesurfing game is top notch; it’s one of those places where the kitesurfing lifestyle thrives as much as the sport itself. Thanks to its extremely reliable (and strong) year round wind, Tarifa is the stomping ground of many European pro riders who frequent the beaches to train during the blustery summer season, as well as novice and intermediate kiters who come to challenge themselves and progress in the most powerful conditions in Spain- if not in all of Europe.

 

On the beach, Tarifa’s azure waters and powdered sugar sand are the backdrop for hundreds of kites, while inside the town the winding, cobbled streets are bursting with people there to explore the quirky little bars and local tapas restaurants.

 

Its location at the most southerly point in Europe combined with its close proximity to Africa means that Tarifa enjoys a mixed bag in terms of its culture and influences. At its narrowest, the Strait of Gibraltar separate Tarifa from Morocco by just 14.5 kilometers!

 

To many, this is one of the most impressive things about Tarifa: the sweeping coastal views, the calm of the hilly countryside behind the town, and its vantage point that overlooks where the Atlantic meets the Mediterranean Sea- but for the kitesurf community, the best thing about Tarifa is definitely the wind.

 

Best time to kitesurf in Tarifa: Between April to October, although it’s possible to kitesurf here year round. Late spring to early autumn is ideal because the air temperature warms up then and the wind is consistent.

 

Average water temperature: 18-19 degrees Celsius

 

Wetsuit recommendation: In the summer you likely won’t need a wetsuit (you’ll probably be comfortable in rashy), but in the winter you’ll want a 3/4.

 

Tips for beginners: There are two wind directions in Tarifa that switch on and off at irregular intervals throughout the year. The first type of wind is called Poniente; if you’re a beginner this is the kind of wind you should be kiting in. It’s a warm, onshore wind that blows from the west/northwest and brings moderate chop and 15-25 knots.

 

The Levante is a cold, dense, off/cross-offshore wind that comes from the east/northeast and it’s much stronger and gustier, which makes it quite a bit harder to learn in (plus when you’re a beginner, offshore wind should be avoided at all costs). Keep an eye on the forecast close to the time as Tarifa’s wind forecasts change at the drop of a hat.

 

 

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Best spots for kitesurfing in Tarifa

 

Los Lances

 

Often considered the main kiteboarding hub in Tarifa, Los Lances is where you’ll find a lot of the kite schools and other water sports facilities. It’s a stretch of beach that goes on for close to 3 kilometers. The space is segregated based on where schools can operate and where independent kiteboarders can ride, making it one of the better organised kite beaches in all of Spain.

 

It’s easy to access from the road, has free water, toilets, and best of all they also have a rescue service called “Sea Angels”. Best to kite here with Poniente wind (cross onshore and small, very manageable breakers).

 

 

Valdevaqueros, Punta Paloma, and Las Dunas

 

Another great Poniente spot, this part of the beach just west of Tarifa itself is a perfect location for beginners and more advanced riders alike. The designated kiting area can get a bit busy during the peak summer months, but most of the time it’s a favourite for the locals because it works in more wind directions than some of the beaches closer to town. Plus, there are some great beach bars and burger joints down there- ideal for chilling out at after a big session.

 

Tarifa kitesurfing sunset

Catching the last of the rays in Tarifa

 

 

Palmones

 

30 kilometers up the eastern coast from Tarifa, Palmones is a spot to keep in mind when the Levante wind blows too hard at the usual spots (it can easily blow more than 40 knots with gusts even higher than that). Now, Palmones might not the most beautiful of spots since it’s surrounded by factories, but there’s a rare flat water lagoon here and a sandbar further out that creates some clean little waves when the tide is right. Plus there’s plenty of space on the water, so you can sometimes beat the downtown Tarifa crowds.

 

 

Balneario

 

This is where you’ll find the iconic pier that mad-hatters like Ruben Lenten jump over when the wind is super powered up (do not try this at home!). It’s easy to access since it’s one of the closest spots to the town, but it gets crowded pretty quickly since there isn’t a whole lot of space on the water. Between Balneario and Playa Chica around the corner, advanced riders can find some really beautiful conditions for practicing their freestyle- but because of the rocks and the (often) offshore wind, beginners shouldn’t even think about it.

 

 

Playa Caños de Meca

 

Located 70 kilometers up the coast from Tarifa, it’s quite a stretch to get to- especially if you’re tight on time. That said, if the wind is blowing offshore at all of your usual haunts it’s worth making the trip up to Los Caños for the stable side-shore wind. On days when there’s a decent swell, you can get some pretty nice wave riding, too.

 

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What Every Kitesurfer Must Do – Kiteboarding in Jericoacoara

Crystal blue lagoons, calm waters and impressive sand dunes – that’s what you can expect when planning a kiteboarding trip to Jericoacoara in Ceara, Brazil’s kitesurfing mecca. It’s an easy 300 km bus ride from Fortaleza airport that will take you to beautiful beaches and warm water all year round in about four hours. But it’s worth it as the dunes are part of the wind promise of Brazil’s northwest. The clearer the sky, the stronger the winds as the dunes heat up and create local thermic effects. The best time to go is between August and January where the wind blows strongly all day, almost every day, but you can still catch some great days in February if the sky remains clear.

 

 

Amazing downwinders!

 

 

A small fishing village gone kitesurfing hot spot

 

Jeri, as the locals call it, is a remote, laid-back beach town and a great base to start your downwinders or plan day trips to the surrounding lagoons by buggy and 4×4. The town used to be an undisturbed small fishing village. Today you’ll meet plenty of kitesurfers and windsurfers plus backpackers and the odd honeymooner. It’s a lively, colorful place build on dunes and if there’s something this place doesn’t lack it’s sand. You can be sure to have a great time and a relaxing kitesurfing holiday.

 

 

Take advantage of the surrounding spots

 

Jeri’s own beach is only something for the locals and very experienced kiteboarders as the wind often come in gusty and blows mainly side-offshore. Plus it can get very crowded. For better kitesurfing conditions it is recommended to travel the 15km up the coast to Preá where you’ll find a wide sandy beach and the wind is mainly side-onshore. Guriú and Tatajuba are also worth a trip with mainly sideshore winds.

 

 

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Don’t miss the superb downwinders

 

To get to Guriú you can launch your kite in Jeri and kite the 10 km downwind till you get to the Rio Guriú with nice flat water riding conditions in the river mouth. Or you go for the waves out on the ocean. If you don’t have someone tagging along with a car you can try to catch a ride home at the Rio Guriú raft point, as all 4×4 have to cross there to get back to Jericoacoara.

 

 

Experience Brazil’s unique nature

 

A lot of kite schools offer organized kite safaris accompanying you with a beach buggy or a 4×4 vehicle. It’s a great way to experience the different lagoons along the coast and Brazil’s beautiful coastal nature like the mangroves in general.

 

Also, if you get the chance don’t miss Lençóis Maranhenses National Park. If you have enough time to squeeze a trip in your itinerary this is an absolute must see. You need a guide to enter but it is totally worth it. If you can it’s best to go at the beginning of the kite season in order to see as many pools as possible. The simply never-ending stretch of white sand and glittering pools are an experience that will blow your mind.

 

 

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Kitesurfing in the Caribbean

The Caribbean Islands are home to some of the greatest kiteboarding conditions in the world. Since the islands are spread over a large area, different regions of the Caribbean have shorter and longer seasons with varying wind strengths and conditions. In general, the season starts in November and goes through until July, though on some islands such as Venezuela and Aruba the trade winds are kiteable throughout the entire year.

 

Bring your surfboard, foil or twin tip, the choice is yours! The Caribbean offers conditions for every rider- surf the waves in Barbados, improve your freestyle in Venezuela or enjoy a little bit of everything on a kite cruise.

 

 

Freeride and Freestyle:

 

Kitesurfing Caribbean flat waters- there are so many places to choose from! Los Roques, Venezuela is one of the best. It is made up of 40 tiny islands offering endless kite spots with butter flat, crystal clear water. The best wind comes to late December-June though it is kiteable the whole year. The wind blows offshore the north coast of Aruba creating amazing flat water conditions for freestyle and freeriding. The wind blows the entire year though May-September are the most consistent months.

 

Other awesome flat water spots include: Cabarete, Union Island, St Lucia, Martinique, St Martin, Cabo de Vela and Punta Gallinas (Columbia), Turks and Caicos Islands, La Ventana Mexico, Bonaire, El Cuyo Mexico

 

 

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For the Surfer:

 

Waves, waves, waves. For the surfers looking for the perfect wind/wave combination, the Caribbean has a few great options.

 

Santa Veronica and St Martin are two of the best wave spots in the Caribbean. Galleon Bay, on the east side of St Martin offers amazing wave riding conditions on an outer reef break bringing 1-3m waves. The best winds are November-March and again June-September. Santa Verónica offers excellent conditions for wave riding..The trade wind direction is predominantly side/side-on ranging between 25 to 35 knots from December to the end of April, and 15 to 25 knots from May to July

 

Other wave spots include: Cabarete, Aruba (South coast), Barbados, Tulum Mexico

 

 

For the Adventurer:

 

The best kite holidays are always the ones which offer more adventure and activities than just kiting. The Caribbean is known for its laid-back lifestyle, drinking rum on the beach and soaking up the sunshine but for some of us, chilling all day just doesn’t cut it!

 

The Cabarete Dominican Republic is the adventure capital of the Caribbean. The best months for wind are January-March and June-August, the no-wind activities are endless. You can train for the circus, float down the river in a tube, cliff jump down 27 waterfalls, go mountain biking, learn to scuba dive and so much more. There is not stop nightlife for the partiers and kite conditions for every style.

 

Bonaire is another amazing adventure destination with great wind almost all year. Visit Bonaires highest peak, Brandaris, or The Pekelmeer Flamingo Sanctuary – one of only four areas in the world where Flamingos breed. Rent a car and go sightseeing to The Washington Slagbaai National Park, the Salt Pans or downtown Bonaire’s capital city, Kralendijk. Don’t miss out on the amazing coral reefs home to over 350 species of fish. You don’t have to be a diver to enjoy these amazing sites as some of the reefs are only a few meters from the surface easily accessible by snorkeling.

 

Other adventure destinations include: the British Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Aruba, Cayman Islands, Haiti

 

 

kitesurfing the caribbean

 

For Beginners

 

The Caribbean is an amazing place to learn kiteboarding, with warm water often without swell or a strong current. It’s best to learn without too many kiters on the water so early and late season are the best time to go. This will ensure you are comfortable and not worrying about other kites. Certified and experienced instructors can be found at most windy destinations in the Caribbean who will keep your lessons safe and help you progress at your own pace. Flatwater spots are the easiest for learning, though learning in waves can boost your skills and confidence when heading to new spots.

 

Great spots for learning include: Los Roques Venezuela, La Ventana, St Martin, Cartagena Colombia, Turks and Caicos, Aruba

 

 

Cruise and Get a Little Bit of Everything:

 

If you are interested in a little bit of everything- surfing some waves, practicing your freestyle, adventuring on the islands and relaxing in the sun with a rum and coke, then a Caribbean Kite Cruise is definitely for you!

 

Cruises are offered by many different crews based out of different Caribbean Islands including the British Virgin Islands, the Grenadines, St Martin, Los Roques and more. A kite cruise is one of the best ways to experience the Caribbean islands. You will live aboard a sailing yacht while traveling from island to island with an experienced captain who will show you the best untouched and uncrowded spots- some accessible only by boat. You will get the opportunity to explore different islands, kite in incredible spots including waves and flat water as well as unlimited downwinders. Relax aboard the yacht anytime you want or snorkel, SUP or swim before the wind starts.

 

Cruises often offer lessons and boat launches from their onboard instructor where others are for independent riders only. This type of holiday is suitable for everyone.

 

In general, the weather in the Caribbean is hot and sunny around 24-30 degrees the whole year. The water stays warm meaning no wetsuit is needed, though a rash guard is recommended for sun protection. The islands have a friendly, laid-back atmosphere each with its own culture.

 

The Caribbean is an amazing getaway destination and wind can be found on one island or another any time of the year. The sun is always shining and the water is always warm. Whether you are looking for a relaxing holiday, a non-stop kite vacation or a holiday the whole family can enjoy, the Caribbean has something for you!

 

 

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3 Awesome Kitesurfing Camps in Portugal to Show You the Best of the Country

With nearly 2,000 kilometers of coastline, Portugal is bursting with potential for the world’s wandering kitesurf tribe.

On the west coast, you’ll find wild Atlantic waves and challenging ocean rides, with a few flat water spots thrown into the mix. Meanwhile, down in the Algarve you’ll find a pleasant combination of gentle sea swells and mirror flat lagoons.

But off the water (yes, we said it- stay with us!) there’s so much more to see and do in this fascinating country.

Portuguese culture, architecture, landscape, and lifestyle is enough to keep anyone’s plate full- and speaking of plates, did we mention the food? Wear your stretchy waistbands on this holiday, lads and lassies.

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Why join a kitesurfing camp in Portugal?

Kiteboarding camps are an awesome way to experience a new place and connect with new people. They offer a hassle-free, low-stress method of planning your whole trip- from accommodation to gear rental (and everything in between).

There’s camps for every kind of kiter; progression camps for intermediate riders looking to hone in on specific skills, beginner-friendly camps for those hoping to get to grips with their basic techniques in a fun and social setting, clinics for more advanced riders- you name it.

One great thing about kite camps is that they’re organised by locals who know exactly what to include in the itinerary to ensure that you have the best trip possible and maximise your water time.

Best time to kitesurf in Portugal: May to October

Average water temperature: During the summer months the water temperature hangs around a balmy 22-24 degrees, but during the winter months you can cut that in half.

Wetsuit recommendation: A shorty in the summertime and full length throughout the rest of the year.

Wind type: Thermal, Nortada, best when it blows from the North/Northwest

Water conditions: mainly waves, but you can find flat water spots and lagoons too.

Top tips for beginners: Keep and eye out for camps that take place near flat water lagoons and wide sandy beaches such as Obidos and Alvor Lagoon.

Kiteboarding camps in Portugal

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3 awesome kitesurfing camps in Portugal

Kite, Surf & SUP camp in Esposende

Tucked away in a corner of the northern coastline, Esposende is part of the scenic municipality of Viana do Castelo. Esposende is one of those magical kite destinations that offers every kind of condition: flat water, waves, and most importantly- wind.

This kite camp in Portugal’s Esposende offers a fabulous mix of all things water sports: kite lessons, surf classes, and SUP trips to the nearby river.

Lagoon Kitesurfing Camp in Lagoa de Óbidos

Just over an hour outside of Lisbon, Obidos is home to Portugal’s largest flat water lagoon- ideal for beginners, freeriders, and freestyle kitesurfers. The wind is a tad lighter here compared with the full force Nortada you’d find at the nearby spots, which makes the conditions much more forgiving for beginner riders.

The camp location is chilled and tranquil- perfect for those looking to recharge their batteries while clocking in some serious water hours.

Authentic Algarve Adventure in Burgau

The Algarve is one of the most beautiful regions in all of Portugal; not only that, it’s also the location of some of the country’s best kiteboarding spots. The famous Alvor Lagoon is an awesome place to enjoy some flat water action, and it’s a suitable spot for beginner to advanced riders.

This camp is the ultimate choice for anyone who fancies having the whole package designed for them: fab accommodation, social kite lessons, yoga, SUPing- you’ve even got the option to try your hand at snorkeling, mountain biking, and skydiving (eeek!).

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Kitesurfing in Talamone

Talamone, Italy Kitesurfing Guide

Talamone, Italy is a small town in Tuscany that’s rarely visited by the typical tourist. It was built over 2,000 years ago and is charming with its town of red-clay roofs, medieval fortress walls, and small, winding streets. It sits on the edge of a cape, overlooking a small lagoon ideal for kitesurfing.

 

 

Why go kitesurfing in Talamone, Italy?

 

Talamone, Italy is one of the most popular kitesurfing spots in the Tuscany and its easy to understand why. The wind blows consistently and there’s ample room to launch and land along its sandy beaches. You can kiteboard over clear, flatwater just in front of the quirky town of Talamone itself and we recommend exploring there before and after your session.

This area makes for a great home base to explore the other spots of Tuscany and is an overall great spot for perfecting your skills without worrying about strong currents, large waves, or other major hazards.  There are some rocks to look out for and the launch and landing area is quite narrow.

 

Best time to go kiteboarding in Talamone, Italy: April to October. June to August is most crowded.

 

Average water temperature: 10˚C – 24˚C

 

Wind type: S, W, and SW cross-sideshore thermal wind over flatwater. Usually 15+ knots.

 

Best for: Beginner to advanced kiters

 

 

 

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How to get to Talamone, Italy

 

You can drive from Pisa International Airport (PSA) or Florence Airport (FLR). From Pisa, Talamone is about a two-hour drive. From Florence, it is about a two to three-hour drive. Rome is at least three hours away by train and by car, depending on traffic. There is parking directly at Talamone – though you’ll need to arrive early to reserve a space.

 

 

The best kite schools and rental shops in Talamone, Italy

 

Talamone Windsurfing Kite Centre: A school and rental shops that offers rental equipment and courses for kitesurfers and windsurfers. If you’ve wanted to learn hydrofoil, now is your chance! Lessons are taught through a transceiver. There are also stand up paddleboards, peddle boats, and canoes available.

 

Maselli Kite School: This school offers lessons every day from June to the end of September.

 

Hibiscus: Hibiscus School offers windsurfing and kitesurfing rental gear and lessons.

 

 

Things to do in Talamone when the wind is down

 

Explore Talamone’s ancient ruins: You can step back in time and walk among Roman ruins and a Etruscan temple expertly made of stone that was likely built around 400 BC to honor the Etruscan god, Tinia. Afterward, trace the town of Talamone by walking along its fortress walls.

 

Learn about the local environment at the Museum of the Lagoon: Ever wonder about the environment you kiteboard in? At the Museum of the Lagoon, you can discover interesting facts about the marine life that exists under the sea. It has exhibits on the traditional fishing tactics and history of the town, local artwork, pictures taken throughout the decades, and more.

 

Eat and drink in town: What’s something that Tuscany is famous for? Wine, of course. The local village of Talamone might not look like much from a distance, but in nearly every restaurant you’ll find delicious food sourced from the nearby area. Order any seafood or polenta based meal and it’s sure to be paired with a glass of regional wine – the ultimate reward for a long day of kiting!

 

Venture to Maremma Natural Park: Those who visit Talamone often come here to explore the Regional Park of Maremma, a haven for nature lovers. The park leads along rocky beaches, Tuscan woods, and offers prime views of the sea.

 

 

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Kiteboarding camps in Egypt

Explore the Best of Egypt- Join a Kite Camp!

Things to know before you go:

 

Best time to kitesurf in Egypt: The is wind the whole year in Egypt though it is most consistent over the summer months (April-October)

 

Average water temperature: The water temperature vary between 20 degrees C in the winter time up to 29 degrees C in the summertime.

 

Wetsuit recommendation: It is recommended to wear long wetsuits in the winter (December through to April), short wetsuits in Spring and Autumn (May and June/September and October) and a bikini or board shorts and lycra in the summertime (July and August).

 

Wind type: Wind speed vary throughout the year. 3 kite sizes are recommended for getting the best out of your trip.

 

Water conditions: Egypt is filled with amazing flat water lagoons and some small waves.

 

Top tips for beginners: Egypt is an amazing destination for beginners filled with shallow and flat water lagoons. Including Soma Bay, El Gouda, Safaga, Wadi Lahami, Dahab and Blue Lagoon.

 

 

Joining a kite camp is one of the best ways to enjoy a kitesurfing holiday. Kite camps offer a stress free holiday as there is no need to worry about pre-planning where you will stay, which spots you will visit and how you are going to move around, everything is planned for you! Enjoy a trip fully planned by experienced locals who are able to show you the best spot based on the conditions.

 

Egypt is a magical destination with amazing spots for beginners and advanced riders alike. Stay in luxurious beachfront accommodations with and launch your kite right from your doorstep or travel from spot to spot on a 5 star sailing yacht exploring far from civilization. Choose a kite camp in Egypt best suited to you, check out our top three below:

 

 

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Top 3 Kite Camps in Egypt

 

Private Sailing Experience through the Islands of the Red Sea

 

Escape the crowds and explore far from civilization. Charter your very own private sailing yacht or join a motor yacht cruising through the Red Sea. Explore deserted islands, amazing flat water lagoons and wave spots- anything is possible. Enjoy endless downwinders and wide open spaces, a kite cruise is one of the best ways to experience Egypt.

 

 

All Girls Kite Camp

 

Do you have trouble finding other girls to kite with? Or you just want to get away with your girlfriends? Join in on a girls kite camp in Egypt! Suited to beginners and/or advanced riders, stay in luxurious beachfront accommodation right on the El Gouda lagoon. Spend your days learning to kite or progressing your skills and off the water enjoy hiking in the desert mountains, snorkelling, SUPing, wakeboarding or joining in on an ATV tour.

 

Kitesurf by day… party by night! Experience the delicious cuisine from the local restaurants in downtown El Gouda. The nightlife in downtown and the Marina always offer a fun night out. If you are looking for a fun and social vacation filled with kiteboarding and adventure, this is the trip for you!

 

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Riding with the girls!

 

 

Zero to Hero Kite Camp in El Gouda

 

The title says it all! The shallow, flat water around a variety of spots in Egypt are perfect for learning. Spend a week in Egypt kiting everyday and you are sure to be a master by the end of your trip!

 

 

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Kitesurfing Vacations in the Caribbean

When the winter months roll around and it’s cold, dark and miserable in the Northern hemisphere, the trade winds are turning on in the Caribbean. The winter is a popular time for kitesurfing vacations in the Caribbean but since the islands spread over a large area, the kiteboarding seasons vary making it possible to find wind almost any time of year on one island or another.

 

There are many ways to enjoy a kitesurfing vacation depending on your preferences and it’s important to look into each one to make the most of your time off. Here are a few different options:

 

 

Kitesurfing Vacations in the Caribbean

Kite cruise catamarans

 

 

Join a Kite Cruise

 

A kite cruise as a great way to enjoy a little bit of everything and having a stress free, relaxing holiday. Once you are onboard ship, the captain and crew take control while you sit back and enjoy the ride. They will take you to a variety of kite spots away from the crowds where you will likely experience all riding conditions depending on the preference of the guests onboard- waves, flat water, chop and endless downwinders.

 

Each night the yacht is anchored in a calm bay where you will have the chance to visit the islands and explore the local culture, cuisine, and nightlife.

 

Most charters have an onboard chef to prepare your meals so there are no additional expenses apart from what you spend when you visit the islands. No wind activities include SUP, snorkeling, sunbathing on deck, exploring the islands and sailing. It is also possible to go on a one or today kite cruise as a trip from a central location.

 

Kite cruises in the Caribbean: The Grenadines, St Martin, British Virgin Islands, Antigua & Barbuda, Union Island

 

If cruising is your style then you may want to go on kitesurfing with a Catamaran through the Caribbean

 

 

Join a Kite Safari

 

Living on a boat for a week is not for everyone but joining a kite safari (travel by car) is a great alternative. Safaris generally start in on location and finish in another, a great opportunity to not only kite, but also travel and explore.

 

Kite safaris in the Caribbean: Colombia (north coast)

 

 

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Join a Kite Camp

 

Kitesurf camps generally include accommodation and a set amount of lesson hours, some may also include meals though that is important to check before booking. Camps are available for any level of rider beginner-advanced. This is the best way to progress in kiteboarding quickly because you get to practice day after day. After a week long kite camp it is likely that a beginner can become an independent rider.

 

Kite camps are also great for already independent kitesurfers. Taking lessons and learning new things is a great way to keep kiteboarding fun. Learn to ride strapless, to foil or some new tricks, you can always progress your riding!

 

 

Book Independent Accommodation

 

For those who like to go with the flow and not plan their whole trip in advance, booking independent accommodation can be the best option. Choose a beach from studio or hotel room and kite from your front yard. You can kite all day, relax all day, take lessons if you please or explore the island. The trip is yours.

 

The Caribbean is an awesome kitesurfing destination, especially to escape the cold winters. The weather is hot and sunny, the water is warm and the wind is always blowing.

 

 

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Kiteboarding Lessons in Mexico

Mexico is warm, sunny and windy making it a great winter getaway destination with great kiteboarding. There are plenty of spots to choose from for both beginners and advanced riders. While learning to kitesurf, it’s essential to take lessons for your own safety as well as the safety of others.

 

Lessons though are not only for beginners. As an independent kiteboarder, learning something new is a great way to keep the sports fun and challenging. Learn a new discipline such as riding strapless, riding on a foil board or learn some new tricks on your twin tip.

 

 

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Beginner Lessons

 

 

Isla Blanca

 

Isla Blanca is ideal for learning as the kiteboarding spot is a huge flatwater lagoon. The shallow flat water makes learning easier and allows students slightly more freedom. The lagoon is largely giving students lots of space to practice without worrying about other kiters.

 

 

El Cuyo

 

El Cuyo offers one of the longest seasons and best wind conditions in Mexico. Consistent and reliable wind are a very important part of learning so you can progress day after day without waiting for wind. The wind blows from February to July from 18-23 knots almost every day. The beaches are empty with minimal obstacles or people to worry about and the water is waist to chest deep- perfect for learning.

 

 

La Ventana

 

La Ventana is great for beginners, though the water is colder than the southern spots in Mexico requiring a 4/3mm wetsuit. The conditions are flat/choppy. The combination of the wind speed and shape of the bay make the perfect learning location as no matter what happens you will end up onshore. The kiteboarding schools in Mexico have jet ski assistance and rescue for any emergencies.

 

 

Tulum

 

Tulum is located 2 hours south of Cancun with perfect wind for kiteboarding from December-May. There is a reef break about 800m offshore which protects the area between the beach and the reef leaving the water flat/choppy, excellent conditions for learning.

 

 

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Learning to jump in Mexico

 

 

Advanced Lessons

 

 

La Ventana

 

Schools in La Ventana offer amazing opportunities for not only learning from the beginning but also improving and progressing your skills for advanced riders. The bay is long offering the opportunity for downwinders. Downwinders are the perfect way to master new skills without the worry of staying upwind where you started your session.

 

Choose between a guided downwinder with an instructor or just a downwind shuttle where you can practice on your own. Having a ride-along instructor is awesome for learning new tricks or to ride waves so you have someone to watch and learn from.

 

 

Tulum

 

Tulum is also a great beach for boat assisted downwinders. There is a reef about 800m offshore offering flat water close to the beach and a reef break offshore, that waves can grow up to 5m! Take a kiteboarding lesson with a pro freestyle rider or try a boat-assisted downwinder while you learn to ride the waves.

 

 

Isla Blanca

 

Isla Blanca is home to a huge flat, saltwater lagoon, amazing for freestyle riders. Take a lesson from an experienced rider and push your skills to the next level. The lagoon has plenty of space so you can be comfortable learning new tricks away from other riders and it is kiteable in any wind direction.

 

Mexico has kitesurfing lessons for everyone no matter what skill level you are. Learn from the beginning, try something new or push your skills to a new level.

 

 

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Kitesurfing in Essaouira, Morocco

Essaouira is located on the Northeast coast of Morocco and is known as the ‘Wind City in Africa”. The strong summer winds detour the hordes of tourists travelling down the coast leaving Essaouira rich in tradition and culture. Though the winds scare off most tourists, Essaouira has become a popular spot for kiteboarding with strong wind and any conditions from flat water to waves just a few hours flight from Europe. The medina with local shops, hotels and restaurants is only 10 minutes walking from kite beach making everything easily accessible without a car.

 

 

Wind and Weather

 

The trade winds blow through the whole year and are strongest in the summer months starting April-September when the thermal winds kick in and the accelerate the trade winds. The winds are generally between 15-25 knots but sometimes climb to 40 knots in peak summer. The air temperatures reach 30 degrees C (86F) in the summer with water temperatures sitting around 17-20 degrees (62-68F). Though the water is fairly warm, a thin wetsuit is recommended, especially when the wind are blowing strong.

 

Kitesurfing in Essaouira Bay Morocco offers both flat water and waves. The water is flat until about 100m out where the waves start to form. The best wave spots in the area are Sidi Kaouki and Moulay Bouzerktoun.

 

 

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Getting ready for wind in Essaouira

 

 

Lodging and Accomodations

 

Choose from a variety of accommodation options to suit your travel style. Stay in a riad (a traditional Moroccan house) in the ancient city centre just a 10 minute walk to kite beach or a beachside surfhouse. Alternatively book a room in a quiet beachside village just 20 minutes outside the city.

 

 

Kite Camps and Trips: Beginner-Advanced

 

Kite camps are suitable for both beginner and advanced riders and are an amazing way to learn kitesurfing as well as progress your skills as an advanced rider. Essaouira is a great place to join a wave or beginner camp. Camps are pre-organised and include a variation of the following services: accommodation, breakfast/meals, kite lessons/coaching, transfers and equipment rentals. Join in on a surfari to kitesurf and explore alternative beaches or sign up for a kite and yoga camp for the ultimate adventure/relaxation holiday. Downwinders are popular in the area so be sure to contact a local school for suggestions and transportation.

 

 

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No Wind Activities

 

If the wind stops for a day or you just want a day off kitesurfing, there is a variety of alternative activities to enjoy. Sign up for a yoga class, go stand up paddle boarding, try windsurfing or wakeboarding, go for a horse riding safari, mountain biking or camel riding. Get a professional massage, take a cultural tour or play a round of golf.

 

 

Kite and Surf Road Trip

 

Don’t miss out on an unforgettable trip between two of Morocco’s best kitesurfing spots: Essaouira to Dakhla. Along the way visit and stay in small, ancient villages enjoying the local culture and cuisine. You will experience world class wave riding and flat water lagoons with non-stop wind and empty beaches.

 

Experience traditional Moroccan culture and ride some incredible kitesurfing conditions along the coast. Learn to kiteboarding on a week long kite camp or hone your wave riding skills on a kites surfari while exploring various spots along the coast. Learn how the locals live: sleep in a traditional riad in the ancient city and shop at the local markets for Moroccan tea and rugs. Being just a short flight from Europe makes kitesurfing in Essaouira, Morocco a perfect getaway.

 

 

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