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7 perfect spots to learn kitesurfing

You wanna learn kitesurfing, but you don’t know where to go for the best conditions? We decipher 7 spots to start kitesurfing 🔍

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Located 1h30 north of Lisbon, a short hour from Nazaré, and 30 minutes from the famous surf spots of Peniche, the Óbidos lagoon offers ideal conditions for starting kitesurfing and progressing in complete safety. 😌

Flat water = you don’t have to worry about waves.
• Shallow & enclosed water  = less impressive and safer.

The best time to kite in the Obidos lagoon is from April to October.

Lost in the middle of the Camargue, Beauduc is a legendary kitesurfing spot. It offers a huge beach for kitesurfers. The spot offers ideal conditions for learning, with room for everyone.

Beauduc is a spot that has to be earned, but is well worth the detour. You’ll have to brave its famous bumpy road before you reach your destination.

Big spot = lots of space, which is handy for beginners, as it minimizes the risk of putting your kite in someone else’s. 🤪

The spot of Beauduc works all year round.

best kitesurfing spot to learn kitesurf

The Dakhla « lagoon » is in fact a huge expanse of water 40 km long and 18 km wide.

The size of the lagoon varies according to the tide (it’s Atlantic) and sailing conditions.

→ At low tide, it’s extra flat and sort of basins form. It’s a real paradise (but of course there’s less room).

→ At high tide, there are areas of flat water close to the coast and a more or less strong chop in the middle, which is ideal for practicing jumping in more choppy conditions (for kiteboarders who are already more experienced).

Morocco offers reliable conditions for kitesurfing, with 300 days of wind a year.

Advantages :
Flat water = you don’t have to worry about waves.
Steady wind = easier to learn how to handle the kite.

The best time to kite in Dakhla is from February to October.

The kite spot of Icarai de Amontada is located 2h30/3h drive from Fortaleza (190kms), in northern Brazil.

Icarai is a lively fishing village known for its French community. The spot is considered a wave spot. At low tide, the spot can be a little flatter.

Steady wind = easier to learn to handle the kite.
During the season, you have very little chance of encountering windless days.
• Plenty of space on the spot.

The best time to kite in Brazil is from July to December.


Mauritius offers very reliable wind conditions from June to October, and Le Morne is a large, flat, turquoise lagoon paradise.

To learn to kite in Le Morne, beginners learn at the tip of the bay, ideal for learning with a constant wind and a body of water where you have a foothold.

Steady, reliable wind.
Shallow water.

The best time to kite in Le Morne is from June to November.

The Anegada spot is well worth the detour. The trade winds are constant from December to July, with average speeds of 17 to 22 knots. With its immense white sand beaches, there’s unlimited space for setting up, launching and landing kites.

Courses take place inside the reef with shallow turquoise waters and a wave-free plane.

Steady, reliable wind.
Shallow and flat water.
Plenty of space.

The best time to kite in Anegada is from December to July.

The Kalpitiya spot is located in the north of Sri Lanka (2 hours from Colombo airport) and offers a huge playground. Experienced windsurfers can have a blast in the Indian Ocean, while beginners can easily get started in the Kalpitiya lagoon. The water is flat and 28 degrees.

Wind conditions in Sri Lanka are exceptional, with almost 8 months of wind a year. The main season runs from May to October, but the wind also blows very well from December to March.

Exceptional wind conditions.
Flat water.
Plenty of space.

The best time to kite in Kalpitiya is from May to October.

Here’s a roundup of our best kite spots to learn kitesurfing safely and efficiently.

The most important thing for us to remember when choosing your spot is to choose one with flat, shallow water and stable wind conditions. 👌🏻