Kitesurfing in Cayman Islands
Kitesurfing or kiteboarding is a water sport that is performed on the surface of the water and uses a sail and the wind as a motor to generate the necessary momentum to move over the water on a small surfboard or kiteboard, similar to wakeboarding.
Kitesurfing is one of the fastest growing water sports in the world. Snowboard fans have found great similarity in kitesurfing and have adopted it as the equivalent of snowboarding but in summer. Kitesurfing is for all ages and is as accessible as it is addicting.
In Cayman Islands you can take lessons and learn a new sport while enjoying the holidays. Kitesurfing is fun and generates a lot of adrenaline. It is very common to see instructors and people jump on the docks and ride at high speeds on the water.
If you are determined to take classes, many operators offer lessons in West End, East End and Kiabo in Grand Cayman. Classes generally last two and a half days, allowing time to do other activities while experiencing one of the most adrenaline-fueled adventures on offer in the Cayman Islands. Many operators offer a free transfer service from hotels to where the lessons are taken.
Many Kiteboarders usually do the sport in South Sound or on Spotts Beach, they can be seen from the shore or from the beach behind the cemetery on Sound Road. The waves on the south side of the island are usually more irregular and allow for higher jumps.
Kitesurfing spot in Cayman islands
Most of the kiteboarding takes place in the southeast coast of Grand Cayman where the wind blows cross onshore. The kitesurfing spot consist in a 5 mile lagoon and the water is 5 meters deep. This sand bar is a very easy and safe spot to learn kitesurfing. There are no obstacles in this lagoon, and with such a large kiting spot, there is enough space for everybody to kitesurf!
There is a reef 1 mile off shore, which follows the kiesurfing spot the whole way around. Outside the reef you will find some nice waves which break over the reef and are perfect for more advanced kitesurfers, and as an introduction to waves for intermediate kiters. The whole of the lagoon inside the reef consist in flat water. In this kitesurfing point the wind is cross-on shore during the whole way.