The ultimate guide with the best kitesurf spots where to kite in June
June is a great month for a kitesurfing trip. Did you know than in June there are extraordinary kite destinations to enjoy kitesurfing to the fullest? The summer is about to start and you can´t wait to jump into the water, we know how is this feeling. For that reason, we have created this guide with the best kitesurfing spots where to kite in June. Are you wondering where can you kitesurf in June? Without further ado, let´s see the best spots to kite in June
Best kitesurf spots in June
The wind for kitesurfing in Kalpitiya blows very reliably, with an average of 20 knots between May and September, with peaks of up to 30 knots. It also has the season from mid-December to mid-March, in which the wind blows especially in the afternoon, and the sea shows extraordinary shades of colours. It also coincides with the high season to see dolphins. There are several kitesurf spots in a few km around.
Some of the most recommended spots for Kitesurfing are:
– Kalpitiya lagoon, the perfect spot for beginners and freestylers.
– Puttalam Lagoon. Huge lagoon of 30km by 15km with perfectly flat waters, ideal for long downwind or kitesurfing around small islets and sandbanks.
– Indian Ocean: go out to the ocean to look for waves or do longboards.
– Laguna Kappalady: in front of the Elements Hotel. Flatwater and not connected to the sea.
About 20 or 30 minutes by car from the town of Dakhla, there is a massive lagoon with unbeatable conditions for windsurfing or kitesurfing: flat water, free of obstacles and you can do much of it on foot. It is ideal for beginners or those who want to get new manoeuvres. Besides, there are numerous spots, some with waves, outside the lagoon. The desert climate offers right temperatures and reliable winds practically all year round with a constant force 4-6 in the winter months and up to force 7-8 in the central summer months. And all this in a spectacular natural setting still unspoiled, ideal to disconnect from the world.
Cabarete is the Mecca for those who practice or want to learn Kitesurfing. The breezes do not forget the coast for a single day of the year, the weather conditions are perfect for practising this sport, and the prevailing schools have made this community the capital of Kitesurfing in the Caribbean.
For this reason, the beaches of Cabarete become a meeting point for colourful kites and an informal atmosphere, especially in the afternoons, when the wind blows with more force. People come here from all over the world; the atmosphere is entirely international. As if it were a ritual, inexperienced and professionals congregate to practice and improve their skills, and for those who do not decide on sport, they need to enjoy the show.
Cabarete has practically a single central street, there are not many shops, but you can walk around and savour the cosmopolitan and at the same time relaxed atmosphere of the Dominicans who frequent this town; a mix between the sporting environment of kitesurfing and the high society of Santo Domingo that comes to spend the weekends.
At night, the beach is covered with a hundred little lights illuminating the tables to dine on the sand. We were so comfortable that we didn’t want to leave! … And the way to extend it was to have a few drinks with our friends, escorted by the live music of a girl with a prodigious voice and Latin rhythms. Carmen and Eric have been living in Cabarete for 25 years and living the north by their hand was a gift; thank you, friends, for your hospitality during these days!
During the day we squeeze the 35 degrees of heat in Óscar’s cabin. The house, with a wooden porch open to the breezes, is located on top of a hill facing a river, where we bathed for hours. The Yásica river saw us descend through its meanders and refresh ourselves. At the same time, Óscar, a historian, gave us a review of the history of the country, understanding the origin of the Tainos, the tension with the Caribs and the resounding turn with the conquerors.
The Kitesurf spot is located in a small fishing village called Paje, in the southeast, a quiet and characteristic place known for having one of the most beautiful beaches in East Africa. The wind during June to October blows in a southeast direction, and from December to March it blows in a northeast direction. All levels of kitesurfing (from beginner to expert) have a place to have fun in Zanzibar. The Spot has two large lagoons with white sand beaches, flat and shallow water. In the first lagoon, you can only navigate when the tide is high. The second lagoon offers excellent conditions for both beginners and advanced and Freestyle lovers. Outside the reef, from July to September, there are right wave conditions, but they are only recommended to all those more expert kitesurfers. The months from December to March and from July to September are the most reliable as far as the presence of the wind is concerned. Each period has a different wind: – From June to September: the cross-shore wind known as Kusini predominates and blows from the south with an average of 15 to 20 knots. In the afternoons sometimes it rises even a few more due to a thermal effect. – From December to February: the Kaskazi wind prevails, blowing between 15 and 20 knots although the direction is more changeable.
Essaouira, in addition to being of great cultural interest and having all the magic of a small Moroccan city, has one of the best sailing conditions near the peninsula. Being able to combine a wind or kite vacation with a complete experience is undoubtedly one of the most favourable points of this destination.
Essaouira beach is a 4km bay that extends from the town’s medina. The trade winds accelerate in Essaouira due to a local effect. In the most summer months, from June to August, it can go up to f8, which demands a reasonable level, especially in Kitesurfing. The sandy bottom and the first meters where you can still walk offer safe access to the sea.
In summer, the wind on some days the wind can reach up to f8, which requires an adequate level of kitesurfing. For this reason, in summer, the introductory courses take place first thing in the morning when it is not yet blowing in its fullness.
Conditions vary according to the part of the beach. Beginners and freestyle lovers will enjoy the windward area more, that is, the one closest to the medina, since the waves are smaller. As we head downwind, the waves increase in size, especially in spring and fall (1-2 m). in any case, they are waves with a sandy bottom and well-spaced, which is not a dangerous spot.