Riding waves under rainbows….. What else can I say about this place. The amazingly beautiful island of Mauritius situated off the coast of East Africa is by far one of the best wave spots on earth for kitesurfing waves. If you are a beginner to riding a surfboard (as I was when I arrived) or a seasoned pro, Mauritius will not disappoint as the conditions around the south east coastal area of Le Morne are like nowhere else.

With 4 different breaks (Little Reef, Manawa, Chameaux and One Eye) all accessible from the same launch area, stunning tropical scenery and…

So you like flat water? Anything more than a ripple on the water and you call it a choppy day? Well if this is you, I suggest you head to Safety Bay (aka. The Pond) in Western Australia. By far one of the flattest water places with epic strong winds brought in every afternoon by the Fremantle Doctor (more on this later). The only thing that will stop you kiting here is you wanting to watch the Pro’s ripping it or you have kited so hard you can’t sheet in anymore.

This little bay in the south west of Australia…

By far one of the best kite launch spots in the world with its large, fine sand exposed sandbars that also makes for some of the best flat water spots I have ever kited.

When the summer (December — February) north easterly winds kick in on the east coast of Australia, this region turns into a dream place for kiting. The sun on your skin, the warm water and the consistent winds that are present almost every afternoon make this place a must to visit on your world kite adventures. …

A place where the wind and the waves come together to create some of the greatest kiting conditions you will ever experience. No wonder this is the birth place of the sport I so truly love.

It has been a place where I have wanted to visit since starting kiteboarding over 2 years a go and it did not disappoint. The crystal clear blue waters of the pacific mixed with a thermal gradient wind fueled by the trade winds that hit the islands of Hawaii made this a kite destination that I will always remember.

Cabarete… a little town on the north coast of the Dominican Republic that is known by many as one of the funnest places to come if you are into wind sports.

Not many places in the windy world have a community like Cabarete. Windsurfers have been coming to this town since the 80’s and since the birth of kite surfing, a whole new generation of wind lovers have to started to come.

The beautiful Red Sea has some of the bluest waters that you will find on this planet and it also delivers wind 300+ days a year. These two factors make it one of the best places to visit if you are kiter.

Quick Location Overview: Windy Months: March — October (but they say they get 300 windy days/year) Air Temperature: 25–40°C (77–104°F) Water Temperature: 21–28°C (70–82°F) Water Flatness: Flat along the bay beaches and ocean chop in the open bays Beach/Ground Type: Sandy with coral in certain areas Wind Direction: NNW — NNE Wind speed: 16–28knts Wind time: Morning to…

A place not many have traveled to or thought of as a kitesurfing location but this island in the north of the Aegean sea is a must if you want to avoid the European summer crowds but want great wind, clear blue Mediterranean water and sandy beaches.

Keros Beach
Keros Beach
Keros Beach, Lemnos Greece

Quick Location Overview: Windy Months: June — September Air Temperature: 26–32°C (79–90°F) Water Temperature: 20–24°C (68–75°F) Water Flatness: Flat (North-end Keros Beach), ~30cm chop elsewhere in bay Beach/Ground Type: Sandy Wind Direction: N — NE Wind speed: 16–25knts Wind time: Morning to early afternoon (6am — 3pm) Wind Expectations: 5 out of 7…

San Francisco and Silicon Valley is well known as the place to be if you are a tech entrepreneur as it draws people from all around the world. But, you might not be aware that it is also home to one of the most consistent, strongest wind areas in North America making it a fantastic place to kite in the Summer season.

Sherman Island, launch/landing area

I am going to focus on one spot in particular, Sherman Island. It is based in the Sacramento Delta just over 1 hour East of San Francisco. This tidal brackish water location is one of my favorite places…

Western Australia is well known for being one of the world’s best kitesurfing destinations and the Houtman Abrolhos (Abrolhos Islands) is the jewel in the crown. It is made up of a chain of 122 islands, and associated coral reefs, in the Indian Ocean off the west coast of Australia. This small patch of coral reefs and cays has some of the most beautiful water in the world to kite.

Abrolhos Islands, credit Rick Pryce

The Abrolhos Islands lie 60kms west of Geraldton, on the Western Australian coast. These wind swept coral cays were made famous in 1629 when it…

A remote area on the west coast of Sri Lanka where you will find nothing but coconut palms and blowing winds. What more could a kiteboarder want.

Kitesurfing Lanka Camp

Kalpitiya is a small village on the western coast of Sri Lanka. Well known for its coconut production and fishing communities. The village sits on the edge of the large tidal lagoon called Puttalam Lagoon that offer flat water, chop and small waves that covers most bases for freestyle riders.

Ken Macken

Modern day MacGyver minus the mullet. Startups, kiteboarding, traveling and all out tech lover.

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