Where to go Kitesurfing in January?

Start the year the way you mean to go on, with a fantastic kite trip to create memories that will last forever! It’s a great way to shake off those winter blues if you live in the Northern Hemisphere too!

The Caribbean is usually on fire in January, regular trade winds mean places like Union Island and Aruba are almost guaranteed wind. Don’t overlook places like Barbados and Antigua, which both boast over 80% windy days in January. Sri Lanka and the Philippines are working too, Kalpitiya and Cuyo Island are worth consideration with exceedingly consistent winds. Head to Cape Verde for waves, Sal, Boa Vista and Sao Vicente will all be delivering the goods, and of course, Western Australia is still on fire at this time of year for wind. Lancelin, Geraldton and Margaret River will all have great waves too!

It’s tough to make a decision, as humans we are pre-programmed not to be good at it, that’s why we have made this one easy. Use our incredible filters to choose from using the wind, waves, flat water, water temperature, nightlife and even the standard of the Internet and make the right choice for your next kite trip!

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Kitesurfing Travel Guide - Union Island
Kitesurfing Travel Guide - Union Island
Union Island

The JT Pro Center kitesurfing spot of Union Island in the Grenadines is one of the top kitesurfing destinations of the moment from November to July winter season. The island has a lot of charm with the real deep Caribbean spirit far from all of the usual all-inclusive resorts. The trade winds blow between 15 to 25 knots 24/7 with…

Kitesurfing Travel Guide - Aruba
Kitesurfing Travel Guide - Aruba
Aruba

This island is any kiters dream... with her crystal clear turquoise waters, white beaches, and constantly strong trade winds all year round, you can call Aruba a kitesurfing paradise! Besides kiting, there is an unlimited amount of activities you can do when you are exhausted from all the action on the water. After a stunning sunset every day, there are…

January Wind: 12-35 kn - View Stats
87.8%
Kitesurfing Travel Guide - Kalpitiya
Kitesurfing Travel Guide - Kalpitiya
Kalpitiya

Kalpitiya is the new best kite destination in Asia, both in winter and summer. Kalpitiya offers a variety of huge flat spots with strong and consistent wind. The main spot is perfect for learning with flat shallow water and safety boats ensuring the best conditions to become an independent rider. As kitesurfing is very new in Kalpitiya, the area is…

January Wind: 12-35 kn - View Stats
87.4%
Kitesurfing Travel Guide - Cuyo Island
Kitesurfing Travel Guide - Cuyo Island
Cuyo Island

Cuyo Island is supposed to be one of the windiest places in The Philippines, and it is one of those places you need to visit. The small island and the fantastic, privileged location makes it a unique place in the world. If you are looking to get away from it all, avoid the usual parties that can be found elsewhere…

January Wind: 12-35 kn - View Stats
85.8%
Kitesurfing Travel Guide - Sal
Kitesurfing Travel Guide - Sal
Sal

Cape Verde is gaining more and more popularity amongst kitesurfers, and for a good reason! This small west-African archipelago is blessed with perfect winds and enjoyable air and water temperatures; making it the ideal escape from brutal European winters! It is an excellent destination if you want to get started with wave riding, different waves and different spots for all…

January Wind: 12-35 kn - View Stats
84%
Kitesurfing Travel Guide - Boa Vista
Kitesurfing Travel Guide - Boa Vista
Boa Vista

If you’re looking for the perfect getaway vacation that involves water, beaches, water sports and a serene nightlife, you can’t get any better than Boa Vista! It is the must-go-to-location for beach and water lovers. Boa Vista is located on the eastern side of the Cape Verde Islands and is the third largest island in the group. Boa Vista, which…

January Wind: 12-35 kn - View Stats
83.8%
Kitesurfing Travel Guide - Sao Miguel Do Gostoso
Kitesurfing Travel Guide - Sao Miguel Do Gostoso
Sao Miguel Do Gostoso

Sao Miguel Do Gostoso is a kitesurfing paradise yet to be known by many. Imagine the best wind conditions in Brazil but without the crowds. Enjoy the adventure of northeast Brazil, a quiet and safe region, full of like-minded good people. Hundreds of kilometres of wild beaches and dunes to travel with your buggy, epic downwinders, lagoons, waves, and more.…

January Wind: 12-35 kn - View Stats
82.2%
Kitesurfing Travel Guide - Barbados
Kitesurfing Travel Guide - Barbados
Barbados

Barbados offers conditions ideal for all water sports lovers. Consistently howling trade winds with beautiful, warm turquoise water and clean waves make it a playground for kitesurfers, stand-up paddle boarders, surfers, sailors, scuba divers and free divers. Regardless of your kiteboarding style, Barbados offers conditions for all; from freestyle, freeriding and wave riding. A lot of visitors get hooked on…

January Wind: 12-35 kn - View Stats
80.5%
Kitesurfing Travel Guide - Antigua
Kitesurfing Travel Guide - Antigua
Antigua

It’s no secret that Antigua has been a major kiteboarding destination for over a decade now. The island is renown for being the birthplace of kite legends like Andre Phillip and his protégé Jake Kelsick. Ever since the release of the hit kite film Autofocus, all eyes have been on Dre and the local crew who consistently pump out high…

January Wind: 12-35 kn - View Stats
79%
Kitesurfing Travel Guide - São Vicente
Kitesurfing Travel Guide - São Vicente
São Vicente

São Vicente is a wild and uncrowded place, and it will give you the flavour of the true, authentic Cape Verde. December until June is the best kite season as the wind blow consistently almost daily. If you're into wave riding, then Cape Verde is the place for you! In one bay, you can choose, cross- shore, cross-onshore and cross-offshore conditions…

January Wind: 12-35 kn - View Stats
76.6%
Kitesurfing Travel Guide - Uruaú
Kitesurfing Travel Guide - Uruaú
Uruaú

Ninety kilometres south of Fortaleza, the tiny village of Uruaú is famous for its 24-hour blowing wind! The wind is perfect for riders learning new tricks, improving their skills or beginners wanting to progress. Even though Uruaú is a tiny village, it has everything you'll need as it is close enough to Fortaleza but free from any city stresses! The…

January Wind: 12-35 kn - View Stats
76.1%
Kitesurfing Travel Guide - Geraldton
Kitesurfing Travel Guide - Geraldton
Geraldton

Geraldton is a port city about 6 hours north of Perth; it’s long been a favourite with windsurfers due to the consistent wind conditions during the summer season. Now kiters are starting to venture North and enjoy the strong winds and amazing waves that grace this stretch of coastline. With plenty of places to kite in the area you’ll never…

January Wind: 12-35 kn - View Stats
74.6%

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