• Famara, lanzarote
    Famara, lanzarote
  • Flag Beach, Corralejo, Fuerteventura
    Flag Beach, Corralejo, Fuerteventura
  • Sidi Kaouki, Marocco
    Sidi Kaouki, Marocco
  • Guincho, Lisbona
    Guincho, Lisbona
  • Mauritius
    Mauritius
  • Barbados
    Barbados
  • Shark Bay, Sal, Capoverde
    Shark Bay, Sal, Capoverde
  • Paracuru, Brasile
    Paracuru, Brasile

KITESURF: 10 WAVE SPOT

for your kitetrips

If you are a wave hunter, if kitesurfing for you is synonymous with waveriding and in your quiver there are only directional, preferably strapless, these are the destinations where you absolutely have to go for your next kitetrip. A list of our 10 favorite wave spots for your kitesurfing holidays, outside Italy: short-haul, medium-haul and far-flung destinations. If we wanted to limit ourselves to 10, we could not insert all the wave spots around the world, so we gave priority to those we know best because we visited them, or from some friend kiter. Do you prefer flat water? Check out our 10 favorite destinations for your flat water  kite trips

Famara, Lanzarote

That Famara in Lanzarote is one of our favorite kitesurf destinations is certainly not a mystery, so we couldn't not open this list with this destination in the Canary Islands. Lanzarote is an island reachable from Italy in just 4 hours of flight, mild temperatures all year round, well exposed to the trade winds and the oceanic swells. In Lanzarote there are some of the best world class waves in Europe, so much so that it has earned the name of Hawaii of Europe. The main spot for kitesurfing is the very long Famara beach. Here generally the wind blows from the north east and is side on. The waves break on sandy ground and can vary greatly depending on the day and the tide. The best waves generally reach the canaries in winter, while the statistically more windy months are summer ones, when, however, the swells are generally smaller, even if something almost always arrives. The best time for kitesurfing on the waves is generally from December to early summer. Read this tooguide to the kitesurfing spots of Lanzarote .

Corralejo, Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura is a top destination for kitesurfing, whether you are a freestyler or a waverider. In fact, on this small island of the Canaries you can find everything from flat water lagoons to waves ... and what waves! The waveriding spots in Fuerteventura are concentrated in the north of the island. The most famous is undoubtedly Flag Beach in Corralejo, but there are also the spots of El Cotillo and Machanicho that are frequented by those who want to dedicate themselves to kitesurfing on the waves. The most frequent wind direction is that of the trade wind that blows from the north east but there are not rare days of wind from the south east especially in winter. As in the rest of the Canaries, the windiest months are summer months, while the best waves generally arrive in winter. The best times for a waveriding kite trip are, as in Lanzarote, winter and spring. I advise you to read thisarticle on the kitesurfing spots of Fuerteventura

Lisbon, Portugal

Just mention the Guincho to see the eyes of any waveriding lover shine. The spot of Guincho, near Lisbon, is undoubtedly one of the most famous in Portugal for kite surf lovers, but it is not the only one. At a short distance there are also other spots more suitable for surfboard beginners such as the very long beach of Fonte da Telha. Portugal is an excellent destination for a summer kitetrip: easy to reach, quite cheap and with excellent cuisine. The windiest months are undoubtedly the summer months, while the best quality waves are found in autumn and spring. If you decide to organize a kitetrip in Portugal, here is a small guide to kitesurfing spots in the surroundings of Lisbon .

Essaouira, Morocco

Morocco is one of the most popular destinations for short-range surf trips and, thanks to the excellent wind statistics, even for kitesurfing trips. In Morocco it is possible to choose various spots, even very distant from each other: the area of ??In the area of ??However within a few kilometers there are other kitespots for very popular wave lovers like Sidi Kaouki (pictured above), a little further south or Moulay a little further north. The best times to find wind and waves are autumn and spring. In summer you will find more wind than waves, while in winter the opposite.

Sal, Cape Verde

Moving a little too far we find the islands of the Cape Verde archipelago. 1500km south of the Canary Islands, off the west coast of Africa, at Cape Verde there are excellent conditions for kitesurfing, especially if you love waves and waveriding. Just a 6-hour flight away, the Capoverde islands have long been one of the favorite destinations for medium-range kitetrips and among the various islands Sal is the busiest, a bit due to the conditions, a bit for logistical reasons. If you are looking for a destination less touristy Boavista can be a valid alternative. On the island of Sal the most famous waveriding spots are Shark bay, Punta Leme and Ponta Petra. Shark Bay also known as kite beach is THE KITESURF SPOT. Here there are wave conditions suitable even for beginners. A long beach with waves that break a hundred meters from the shore and sideon wind. The conditions at Ponta Petra are very different, with a swell from the west forming a swell from the lava rocks to the shore. The wind here blows side off and the conditions are certainly not suitable for beginners. Finally, the spot of Punta Leme, reachable upwind at one end of the beach of Santa Maria. Here a usually very clean wave runs along the pier creating a small playground that can surprise you on good days. The Cape Verde islands offer excellent conditions from November to June, but the top for those looking for waves and wind are the months from January to March. The conditions at Ponta Petra are very different, with a swell from the west forming a swell from the lava rocks to the shore. The wind here blows side off and the conditions are certainly not suitable for beginners. Finally, the spot of Punta Leme, reachable upwind at one end of the beach of Santa Maria. Here a usually very clean wave runs along the pier creating a small playground that can surprise you on good days. The Cape Verde islands offer excellent conditions from November to June, but the top for those looking for waves and wind are the months from January to March. The conditions at Ponta Petra are very different, with a swell from the west forming a swell from the lava rocks to the shore. The wind here blows side off and the conditions are certainly not suitable for beginners. Finally, the spot of Punta Leme, reachable upwind at one end of the beach of Santa Maria. Here a usually very clean wave runs along the pier creating a small playground that can surprise you on good days. The Cape Verde islands offer excellent conditions from November to June, but the top for those looking for waves and wind are the months from January to March. usually very clean wave runs along the pier creating a small playground that can surprise you on good days. The Cape Verde islands offer excellent conditions from November to June, but the top for those looking for waves and wind are the months from January to March. usually very clean wave runs along the pier creating a small playground that can surprise you on good days. The Cape Verde islands offer excellent conditions from November to June, but the top for those looking for waves and wind are the months from January to March.

Le Morne, Mauritius

A lush island surrounded by coral reefs and immersed in the Indian Ocean at about ten hours flight from Italy with some of the most famous kitesurfing waves in the world, this is Mauritius. In front of the Le Morne peninsula, in the south west of the island there are various kite surf spots dedicated to waveriding lovers. The most accessible spot is Small Reef, after which there are Chameaux, Platin Rouge, Manawa and LO SPOT OneEye, a spot reserved for the most experienced riders, with a fast, powerful and often even hollow wave. In all the spots you need to always pay close attention to the reef and never go out alone, especially in the spots farthest from the beach that can be even a couple of km away. The best season to visit Mauritius is from May to November, which in addition to being the windiest period is also the driest one. The wind in this period blows fairly steadily from the southeast with an average intensity of 20 knots. To stay in Le Morne there are various solutions from the most luxurious resorts to the numerous apartments for rent at reasonable prices. 

Barbados, Caribbean

The Caribbean is a destination that always puts everyone in agreement, lovers of waves and not. Hot, breathtaking beaches, crystal clear waters, rum: Barbados is all this. Among those who go on vacation with the surfboard, Barbados is a very popular destination and I am not just talking about kitesurfing but also surfing, and from this we understand why Barbados has always been a top destination for those who love waveriding. The best spots for kitesurfing waves are Silver Sand and Silver Rock, both in southern Barbados and very close together. This is the part of the island most exposed to the winds that in Barbados, as in the other Caribbean islands, blow more intensely from December to spring with the top months going from January to March.

 

Paracuru, Brazil

Paracuru  is a small village that became famous thanks to kitesurfing. Just north of the more commercial Cumbuco (which I do not recommend), Quebramar beach draws kiters of all levels from August to January from beginners who can learn in ideal conditions to the athletes who come here to train in freestyle maneuvers. But Paracuru is not just freestyle and flat water: this playground also offers good conditions for waveriding. In fact, off the reef it is almost always possible to find some waves whose quality and size grows in the winter months, when the wind starts to get a little weaker. Read more about Paracuru here

 

Mancora, Peru

Mancora, on the northern coast of Peru, is a must-see destination for waveriding lovers. Here you will find constant, consistent and above all very long waves. The waves here are hardly overhead and break on a sandy bottom, so they are a real playground ideal for fast progress in waveriding. Furthermore the water is quite warm, compared to other spots in Peru (we are around 20 °). The wind blows practically all year round, although the best time for a kite trip is from April to December and the windiest months are August, September and October. 

Maui, Hawaii

Obviously we could not make a list of wave spots for kitesurfing without mentioning Maui, where everything started, where kitesurfing was born and where waves are Lord Waves. In Maui there are several kitesurfing spots, very different in terms of conditions and level required. One of the most popular is the kitebeach, near Kahului airport. The Kitebeach is also one of the most windy statistically kitesurfing spots in the world and offers conditions for all levels, from flat water for beginners to really challenging days where waves break on the external reef. Unfortunately, however, it must be said that the kitebeach is also characterized by many negative aspects such as the very gusty wind beneath the shore and the crowding. For the really, but REALLY experienced riders on Maui there is the lady wave: JAWS. Also in the North Shore there are other famous spots like  Hokipa  (pictured above) and Lanes, or less known as Waiehu Beach.  In Maui the summer months are the windiest, while in winter the most impressive swells arrive but it is generally necessary to use a slightly larger kite. 

 


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