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International Locations Guide

International kitesurfing spots

Below we have listed two popular kitesurfing spots per country. We describe the details of the riding spot itself, and also a link to a local kitesurfing school that we trust and have had contact with ourselves.

If you want to further your kitesurfing journey in another country after South Africa, then our international spot guide will serve as a good starting point.

Australia

Point Walter

Point Walter is one of the most popular kitesurfing spots on the Swan River (close to Perth), here the conditions are very good for everybody as it's flat, shallow and without any sharks. You can ride with dolphins. Many professional riders come here to train in December and January.

The best wind direction:

East/North-East/South-East

Water temperature:

21°C (winter) - 25°C (summer) °C

Wind range:

10-35 Knots

Wetsuit thickness:

0-2mm

Riding style of spot:

Flat conditions, perfect for freestyle

Local Kitesurfing School:

Soul Kite Australia

England

Camber Sands

Camber Sands – One of the most popular spots for kite surfers in the UK being just 1 hour from London. Camber has flat shallow water on an open 3 miles of sandy beach. The summer months have the most consistent thermal winds, you can expect to kitesurf 25 days a month. Winter is less consistent but the storms can be very strong.

The best wind direction:

South East

Water temperature:

10 °C (winter) – 20 °C (summer) °C

Wind range:

10 - 40 Knots

Wetsuit thickness:

3mm – 5mm

Riding style of spot:

Freeride/Freestyle/ Wave / Race

Local Kitesurfing School:

The Kitesurf Centre

Bracklesham Bay

One of the slightly quieter beaches on the south coast with shallow water and sand at low tide.

The best wind direction:

North/West/South East

Water temperature:

6 °C (winter) – 20 °C (summer) °C °C

Wind range:

10 - 40 knots

Wetsuit thickness:

3mm – 5mm

Riding style of spot:

Freeride/Freestyle/ Wave

Local Kitesurfing School:

South Coast Kitesurf School

Mexico

La Ventana

La Ventana offers intense ocean blue scenery and the contrast of arid desert landscapes. In this mexican village, you will be charmed by the amazing views of the bay, Cerralvo Island and the scenic mountains.

The best wind direction:

North/North East

Water temperature:

22°C °C

Wind range:

15-30 Knots

Wetsuit thickness:

3mm in winter

Riding style of spot:

Freeride/Freestyle/ Wave

Local Kitesurfing School:

Kitesurf Vacation La Ventana

Isla Blanca

Isla Blanca is situated only just twenty five min. north of Cancun city on a very large flat shallow saltwater lagoon surrounded by the caribbean sea. You can access easily by car. It is possible to kitesurf with any wind direction.

The best wind direction:

North/North East/East/South East

Water temperature:

25°C °C

Wind range:

12-20 Knots

Wetsuit thickness:

No wetsuit

Riding style of spot:

Super flat because is a shallow water lagoon. Perfect for kite beginners or freestyle

Local Kitesurfing School:

Kitesurf Vacation Isla Blanca

USA

Belmont Shore

The southern coast of Belmont Shore is a south-facing Pacific Ocean beach that lies just inside the Long Beach breakwater. Due to the presence of the Federal breakwater, this beach experiences very little surf, which makes it a popular location to learn kitesurfing.

The best wind direction:

West South West

Water temperature:

21°C °C

Wind range:

10 - 30 Knots

Wetsuit thickness:

3,2mm

Riding style of spot:

Flat no waves, some wind chop.

Local Kitesurfing School:

Socal Kitesurfing