Are you the kind of traveler who yawns at the thought of snowboarding down a black diamond? Do you get bored thinking about parasailing yet again? then it’s time to think about a kiteboarding vacation. Here are some sunny destinations to keep in mind.
1. Nabq Bay, Egypt
Get ready to pick up some speed, kitesurfing at Nabq Bay. The wind is steady and strong, so you shouldn’t have any trouble pulling off some slick moves as you glide across the water. When you need a break, Nabq Bay offers world class snorkeling and plenty of historical sightseeing.
2. Dreamspot Eco Kite Lodge, Sri Lanka
You’ll need to make reservations to check out this beautiful kiteboarding resort, but if you want a chance to get a crash course in kitesurfing, then this remote location in the Sri Lankan wilderness might just be your best bet.
3. Tarifa, Spain
This Spanish kitesurfing capital boasts around 300 days of sunshine every year, which makes it one of Europe’s most popular kiteboarding destinations. Sure, it might be a bit crowded during the summer, but Tarifa is also about as perfect a spot as you could hope for.
4. Maui, Hawaii
The Hawaiian destination is known as perhaps the best kitesurfing spot in the entire world. There’s even a specific beach named Kite Beach, that is perfect for kiteboarding. Even if you’re a kitesurfing rookie, there are plenty of chances to learn in Maui.
5. Ulcinj, Montenegro (ul-cinch)
This nine-mile stretch of pristine beach in the beautiful Mediterranean country of Montenegro is a great location for veteran and amateur kitesurfers alike. Not only is Montenegro an affordable Mediterranean option, but the Ulcinj locals have a worldwide reputation for being extremely welcoming to tourists.
6. Taveuni Island, Fiji
Everyone from beginners to seasoned pros will find some kitesurfing opportunities at Fiji’s Taveuni Island. The wide open expanse of the islands lets rookies get their feet wet while still offering plenty of room for seasoned veterans to tackle more challenging terrain should they so desire.
7. La Ventana, Baja California
If you’re hoping to try out kitesurfing and you’re not sure you’d like an entire vacation focused on the sport, then head to La Ventana, Baja California’s scenic, little beach town that’s always offering a full array of beach-friendly activities. The kitesurfing is great, but so is the snorkeling, diving, fishing, and lounging.
8. Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Feel free to bring the whole family to Grand Cayman in the beautiful Cayman Islands. It is filled with activities designed to soothe every visitor. Meanwhile, you can enjoy the steady winds and gorgeous waters on the back of your kiteboard.
9. Tatajuba, Brazil
Rookie kitesurfers will find themselves delighted by the offerings at Tatajuba, Brazil. The shallow water location also lends the region a steady stream of wind that makes for some safe and exciting kiteboarding opportunities. Perhaps best of all, the location isn’t as crammed with tourists as a lot of others, which means you can really stretch out and enjoy yourself.
10. Jupiter, Florida
You don’t even need to leave the contiguous United States to get some great kitesurfing action under your belt. Jupiter is one of the state’s most beloved beach towns, which means there are also plenty of restaurants and attractions that are sure to keep you busy.
Have you ever tried kitesurfing?