Kite spots: 1)Progreso, which is a quiet little
town not crowd at all. Forget about party’s although a few nice restaurants in
town. two kite school you can kite in the" PLAYON" Pretty flat water good wind N/ NE/NW Also with off shore wind there is a large lagoon whit flat water too but gusty wind. good wind S/SE
2)Tulum: not really windy but when is wind is extremely beautiful. nice town a little touristic far from the beach and several kite schools. Nice waves !!!Very friendly people good wind SE/ E/ NE
3)Isla Blanca very shallow, super flat!! good wind SE/ E/ NE not much accommodation very close to Cancun. only one Italian kite school
4)Playa del Carmen and Cozumel: Waves and choppy not very windy. Half way on the road in between Cancun and Tulum. From Playa del Carmen, you can take a ferry to Cozumel Island in the other side of the island with SW/SE wind you can kite in difficult water condition waves and choppy... but beautiful island good to rent a motorbike and drive around or take a snorkeling tour.
5)Holbox. paradise island, sandy roads, you can kite in the point at the end of the small island beautiful condition strong wind and super flat water sometimes shallow. the Mexican champion belongs to the island and he trains hard !! there is a kite school as for Gabo.
Temperature: 26 – 35 Celsius
Wind: KUKULCAN (The Mayan’s God of the
Wind) switches on the thermal North East winds (side on shore) to 18 – 22 knots almost every
afternoon! In the winter KUKULCAN gets cold (but still very warm)and angry throwing them a storm
almost every week from the North (on shore) with winds from 25 – 35 knots! Fun!!
WIND Season: (Based on
past 5 years) Oct and Nov
(10 - 25knts) Dec (20knts) / Jan (22knts) /
Feb (15 - 23knts) Mar (20 - 25knts)
/ Apr (20 - 30knts) / May (25knts) / June
(25 - 30knts) July (10 - 18knts)
/ Aug (15knts) / Sept (20knts)
How to get there: get a flight to Cancun and then bus to Tulum o Playa del Carmen. From Cancun to Isla Blanca only renting car. From Cancun to Holbox bus and then ferry. From Playa del Carmen to Cozumel by Ferry . From Cancun to Progreso, a bus to Merida city (about 35 US) and a taxi or bus to Progreso town or, take
a flight to Merida city and take the a bus for
16 pesos or a taxi for 250 pesos (about 20 US)
Other activities: Mexico has a lot of Native history so do not leave without Visiting the Mayan ruins, in Dzibichatun, close to Merida, or in Tulum o Chichen Itazan!! kayak with flamingos in Holbox! The diving is great! The second largest
barrier reef in the world is highly recommended, Playa del Carmen, Isla Blanca
and Tulum beach where you can also kite and enjoy the Cenotes for swimming and
diving in a nice fresh water hole, cavesswim with the "ballena tiburon" and enjoy paradise beach. Also visit Cozumel Island, kayak in the mangroves and check
out local shopping.
Currency: 12 Mexican Pesos = 1 US (rates could
Language: Spanish but many people speak
Little history: Spanish conquer the Maya's and ruin everything... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yucat%C3%A1n
Electricity: 220 with two flat legs plug
Dinking water: do not drink water from the
tap!Get a bottle of water always.
Food: enjoy traditional Mexican food,
Guacamole, tacos, burritos, great Margaritas and Tequila!
Accommodation: There some hostels at about 10
dollars a night. There are also a few cheap hotels 150 - 250 pesos Cancun, is very commercial and touristic easy to find accommodation. Playa del Carmen, very Hippie so you get options from deferments budgets Tulum, a little more expensive if you stay on the beach . if you stay on town you need to rent a car or take the local bus. Holbox, has beautiful hostels at good price and very clean no asphalt on the street all sand!!! Progreso, you can stay in the Kite Beach Yucatan
villa in front of the beach for 65 dollars per night
A multi-spot holiday offering pristine crystalline waters, lagoons and bays…
Kiteboarders can ride a different spot everyday!
Intermediate and advanced kitesurfers have the perfect playground to
choose from in the Grenadines: flat protected waters, reef waves and
downwinds that are etched into your memory forever. Gliding over turtles
and manta rays in these waters is surely in the cards!
The archipelago of the Grenadines is located in the south of the Caribbean, in the southern portion of the Windward Islands.
Within the 150 sq mile territory, the main island is St Vincent. In
the lower 2/3 you’ll find the Grenadines, the smaller chain of islands
stretching south from St Vincent to Grenada.
The Grenadines are comprised of over 32 islands and cays, 9 of which
are inhabited. All are volcanic in origin, deeply embayed with inlets
where clear aquamarine waters shallow up the finest sandy beaches.
Kitesurfing in the Grenadines
The trade winds blow from December/January to June, stronger winds
generally between January and March. In the beginning of the season the
wind direction is NE passing gradually to E as the season progresses.
Generally, the wind is stronger in the morning but it’s not unusual
to have some weeks when it blows more then 25 knots, day and night.
The temperature is almost always about 30c, with a water temp that stays around 28c…making it a wetsuit free spot all year.
Union island´s mountainous outline greets visitors with a striking
and picturesque array of green peaks and ridges. Clifton is a nice kite
spot to stretch your legs on the day of arrival. It will delight you
with turquoise shallow waters, protected by reef. Frigate Bay is just
around the corner, an amazing flat water spot that works with easterly
Happy Island – Union Island
The Tobago Cays
Known as the jewel of the Caribbean, this National park is a group of
small, deserted islands surrounded by a lively horseshoe reef. This is
the place to swim with the turtles and enjoy a great snorkeling session,
checking out the magically diverse ecosystem under the water…all this
after a good kite session of course!
I dare you to see the 225 different fish species in these waters!
The only island you are authorized to launch or land your kite is
Jamesby. You need to go upwind of Baradel to find some fun waves to play
with. You can also cruise to Petit Tabac to check out the reefs for a
more serious surf session. If the wind is light, the dinghy will take
you upwind with your launched kite from Baradel Beach…or you can always
launch your kite from the boat that you came with!
Petit Tabac is a small deserted island where the Pirates of the
Caribbean was filmed. It´s a beautiful day-anchorage for an epic
kiteboarding session. From here you can reach very good reefs, and if
the conditions are right you will explore some fine waves.
The smooth Salt Whistle Bay is the place to anchor. Just a few meters
away from the boat on the windward side is the best all-around kitesurf
spot in the Grenadines.
It’s perfect for the intermediate kiter with side-on wind, reef and a
sandy beach that allows kiters to play. If the anchorage is fairly
empty, you can also go for an excellent flat water session in the bay.
If you still have some power in your legs, walk to the top of this
one road island to see a stunning view (especially at sunset) of the
neighboring islands. A jaunt over to Dennis´s Hideaway for a nice meal
and a Pina Colada is always a good day’s end.
Salt Whistle Bay Anchorage
This tiny, desolate white sandy-beached island is a great resting
spot during a session. Drop your kite and just enjoy the view of all
that surrounds you. Remember to bring your ice chest ashore with a few
From Mopion you can go up to discover waves on the north side of
Petit St. Vincent. PSV is a private island, allowing you to come ashore
for a nature walk and their jazzy beach bar.
Relaxing between sessions at Mopion
How to Get There
There are several low cost options flying into UNION. Fly in from the
U.S., Canada or Europe with a stopover in Barbados, Grenada or St.
Lucia. The best stopover option is Barbados.
Fly from the U.S. to BARBADOS via Jet Blue, American Airlines, Air
Jamaica, Delta or US Airways. Fly EUROPE to BARBADOS via British Airways
or Virgin Atlantic from the United Kingdom; Condor out of Germany.
a boat is the very best way to get around to all the kite spots. Fully
enjoying all the different islands and making the most of your time is
the ultimate…not to mention waking up in a new spot to launch your kite
all through the week!
Union island is the place to stay if you want to be land based. You
will find two main hotels, Bougainvilla and Anchorage. There are also a
few small guesthouses in Clifton.
The JT Pro center owned by pro-rider Jeremie Tronet takes care of
Anchorage reservations. He offers beach houses at the kite spot and can
organize boat excursions as well.
His website has plenty of useful information about the
Grenadines…offering package kite lessons for beginners, advanced
training and kite clinics.
In Union you can find international and local cuisine. For an amazing
pizza, check out Marie at Ciao pizza. For a very well priced delicious
lobster, sautéed conch, and local Caribbean dishes visit Big Citi just
in front of the colourful fruit market. Captain Gourmet offers café
style dining and great espresso for breakfast and lunch.
In the Tobago Cays, the local boat boys will arrange a beach bbq for you with the fresh catch and ice cold drinks.
More options are available… these are just the favorites!
Happy Island will serve you up a fresh made rum punch with reggae
tunes flowing at sunset. This tiny island made from conch shells is a
I.E.´s new bar, D´Spot is a fun hangout to watch all the small planes land just in front of your bottle of local beer.
Twilight, just down the street from Anchorage pumps the music at night giving you a chance to groove.
The JT Pro Center organizes a full moon kiting party every month that
is a must if you plan your trip when the moon shines bright.
Bring your reef shoes and an extra set of your favorite board fins
$1 U.S. = $2.67 E.C. (Eastern Caribbean dollar-fixed exchange rate)
Saint Barthelemy, a smallislandin thenorthernAntilles in the french Caribbean, with beautifulbeachesandasuperbsitefortheidealintroduction tokitesurfing.
crystal clear, warm waters and steady winds!
The island maintains its natural warm and peace by discouraging the
cruise ships crowds and big “all inclusive“ hotels. It is rather a quiet
exclusive place. Most buildings are only two stories, with colorful
flower boxes and charming gingerbread style architecture.
In the lagoonofGrand Cul de Sac, a sandbarexposed to thewind is the perfect kite spot flat shallow protect and windy!.
The beach of Grand Cul-de-Sac is the easiest beach in the Caribbean for
learning to sailing, windsurfing and kitesurfing as it has a reef which
closes off the entire bay. The current that passes outside the reef here
also carries the migrating whales and dolphins.
wind condition and Kitesurf and windsurf spots!
In the Caribbean the winds blow always from north to east occasionally southeast
St. Barth has consistent winds averaging 18 knots in the winter. In February the winds reach up to 21 knots.
With the air temperature averaging in 26C (79F) and the water
temperature about 24C (75F) you can forget about your wetsuit. Although
you can kite or windsurf pretty much anywhere, the eastern part of the
St. Barth island is the best to kitesurf and windsurf.
The winds blow onshore into the bays, which are protected by multiple reefs. The waters are calm and shallow; ideal for beginners. Grand Cul de Sac is the most popular beach by both kite and windsurfers because of its glass-like smooth and turquoise waters. Toiny beach is another favorite windy beach for those who want to experience some “bump and jump” conditions. Windsurfing rentals and instructions are available. no kite surfing rentals available, but they offers lessons.
Also the Bay of Flamands is really good kitesurf spot waves when the swell is coming from north - north east. In the Bay of St John is allow windsurf but not kitesurf for safety because there is the airplane runaway.
To get to St. Barths
fly to St. Maarten (St. Martin) and take a short ferry ride and arrive
in Gustavia. Or take a 15 minutes flight to St. Barths
airport (SBH) with WinAir airlines.
In the middle of the caribbean paradise we can find a perfect kite surf spot in tha island of Barbuda
Spanish Point is a Landmark, located about 46 kilometers north of Antigua in Barbuda island, the best way to acces to this premiun spot is by boat coming from Antigua
Barbuda es una isla que se independizo en 1981 del Commonwealth
Capital : st John's
Idioma oficial: ingles
Moneda: EC - Easten Caribbean ( 1 US= 2.6 EC)
Clima: air 22 to 30 C , and 27 C in the water, no wetsuit need
Electricity: 110 w
Season and Wind
the best season is between December and August,
when you will find Spanish Point's kitesurf weather at its best: 22-27
days with wind-speeds of 14-18kt from northern and a swell of 1.8 m at a
period 10 secs from eastern directions.
A visit between September and
November also makes a good kitesurf holiday at Spanish Point, but you
probably will find acceptable kitesurf conditions only on 17-18 days per
month. Kitesurf Weather then will most likely be 17 kt from northern
and a swell of 1.6 m at a period 10 secs from eastern directions.
Kite spots in Barbuda
1) Two foot bay Beach is located 1 km north of The Caves near a Cove called
Fishing Creek, 60 km north of Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda. wind-speeds of 18 kt on 270 Kitesurf Days per year.
on shore wind and waves a lot of shallow reef
2)Low bay beach Low Bay Beach is located 3 km north of Codrington near a Bay called Low
Bay, 57 km north of Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda. wind-speeds of 18 kt on 266 Kitesurf Days per year
swell of 2 m at a period 10 secs from eastern directions. Average daily
highs will be found between 26 and 29°C beneath some clouds.
the wind is off shore and the water flat
3)Coca Point beach(private) and Spanish Point(for everybody)
Cocoa Point Beach and Spanish point are located 6 km north of Dulcina near a Bay called
Gravenor Bay, 46 km north of Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda.
wind-speeds of 18 kt on 270 Kitesurf Days per year
Unfortunately no kitesurfer has reviewed Cocoa Point Beach yet, so we
cannot tell, if this is a safe and recommendable kitesurf spot and how
much fun you could expect from kitesurfing in which style at which skill
level at Cocoa Point Beach. Before kitesurfing at Cocoa Point Beach,
please talk to locals if they know of any restrictions regarding
the wind is side of shore and the water flat.
4) perfect flat water in the pound but is not allow to kite in the pound
Nice video to enjoy courtesy of CHARLOTTE CONSORTI pro kitesurf speed champion and Bruno Dubosq.