From the exotic Caribbean beaches to the most remote spots in Asia, kitesurfing in February is guaranteed!
Are you getting tired of the winter blues and needing a vacation during the month of February? Then you can go kitesurfing during February and enjoy the thrills of riding the wild sea! On top of that, you will be able to enjoy the amazing local culture, beaches, and a lot of sunlight in most of the kitesurfing destinations!
One of our favorite places in February is obviously our home spot in Sri Lanka, but the world doesn’t end here. That is why we bring you a guide with different recommendations where to kite in February
February falls under the main kitesurfing season in most of the popular destinations – So if you are planning to go kitesurfing, then you will be going at the right time! Furthermore, you will also have plenty of options to choose such as Cape Town, the Caribbean Islands, Sal, Boa Vista, and so on! So if you are looking for the best kitesurfing destinations February, then you will not have any shortage of choices!
Now, let’s take a quick look at why you should go kitesurfing in February before we can look at the actual list of kite spots in February!
Why Kitesurfing in February?
Why should you choose February for kitesurfing out of all the months in a year? Take a look at some of the reasons:
When compared with the December and January, the month of February is more affordable for a kitesurfing vacation. From accommodations to flights and everything in between, you will have to spend less money!
In my opinion, this is one of the best and most compelling reasons for choosing February for your next kitesurfing vacation!
Most people prefer to go kitesurfing during December and January, which means that you will encounter less crowd during February! So if you want to make some meaningful memories while kitesurfing in a tropical country, then there’s no better month than February!
Furthermore, less crowd means that you will be able to focus more on kitesurfing and improving your skills rather than trying to prevent collision with other kitesurfers or even waiting for your turn!
In my opinion, February is also a good month for kitesurfing during the winter season if you are planning to go with the family! With fewer people, you will be to enjoy and explore a lot more as well!
Now you might be thinking that there must be a catch for why February is more affordable than December and January… In reality, the kitesurfing conditions are almost similar in February as those in December and January!
So while spending less money, you will be able to enjoy great conditions such as consistent wind, warm weather, and more fun!
The winter season is usually at its peak during December and January… And when February comes, the intensity of the winter becomes less, and people anxiously wait for summer, which is still a few months away! But in most kitesurfing spots, you will be able to enjoy good temperature and a lot of sunlight!
So if you want to escape the winter season and want to get an early taste of summer, then book a kitesurfing vacation in February!
Best Kitesurfing Destinations to Visit in February
Are you planning to book your kitesurfing vacation in February but are not sure where to go? Have a look at our best kitesurfing destinations in February:
1. Union Island (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines)
In February, the Union Land of Sait Vincent and the Grenadines is one of the best kitesurfing destinations! This island offers the true Caribbean spirit along with amazing beaches and almost crystal-clear water. In fact, the water is so clear that you will be able to make amazing videos and pictures of your visit!
Furthermore, a lot of famous brands and pro kiteboarders also prefer to visit this place for their annual video and photo shoots which speaks for the popularity of this place!
If we talk about wind speed, it is usually around 15 to 25 knots on most days and remains consistent throughout the winter season. If we look at the statistics, no wind days are only witnessed a few times during the winter season, which means you will be able to kitesurf during February with no problem whatsoever!
And you will be able to book flights and resorts quite easily at affordable rates too… As you know, a lot of people prefer to book their visits to the Caribbean during December and January – So by opting to go in February, you will be able to escape most of the crowd!
2. Sal (Cape Verde)
Are you still wondering where to kitesurfing in February? Then you can visit Sal which is located in Cape Verde and is rapidly gaining popularity among wind sports enthusiasts!
This country is located in the West African region and offers enjoyable water temperatures with perfect winds – Basically, the two things (wind and water) that one needs for kitesurfing are in abundance in Sal! So if you are thinking of escaping the brutal European winters, then February can be a good month to visit the Sal (Cape Verde).
For those who love wave riding, there are also a lot of opportunities due to the presence of different waves. And with the availability of multiple spots, the free riders will also have a lot to do here!
If you are coming from Europe, the flight to the Island of Sal will take approximately 6 hours, and once you land here, you will be guaranteed consistent and strong winds till April!
During February, the water temperature on the Island of Sal is around 20° C, and wind speed remains consistent at around 12 to 35 knots.
3. Cuyo Island (Philippines)
The 3rd spot on our list is Cuyo Island which offers great kitesurfing conditions during February. In fact, many people believe that it is the windiest place on the Island of the Philippines! And since it is a small Island, you can avoid the usual crowd and even the usual parties for which the Philippines is famous!
So if you just want to feel the cold breeze while you are surfing on your kiteboard, then you need to visit Cuyo Island in February!
In Cuyo Island, the best season for kitting is Amihan, which starts in November and ends in April. So if you visit Cuyo Island in February, you will be in the middle of the kitting season and wouldn’t be missing out on anything!
If we talk about the wind situation on Cuyo Island, it remains within the 20 to 35 knots range… This wind speed is ideal for kites of around 7 – 9m in size, but you can also get a 13m kite if that’s what you want!
Although there are a few no-wind days on Cuyo Island, it is a rare exception and doesn’t happen often!
4. Kalpitiya (Sri Lanka)
Kalpitiya is known for its consistent winds for pretty much the whole year, including February! That’s why our home spot kitesurfing spot manages to find its way into every recommendation! In fact, many kitesurfers believe that it is one of the best kite spots for both seasons (winter and summer). And since February falls into the winter season, you can also include Kalpitiya in your list of places to visit!
It doesn’t matter if you want to learn to kitesurf or you want to show off your tricks to others; Kalpitiya has everything you need! This place has flat, shallow water, which makes it perfect for learning… On top of that, there are also numerous safety boats that ensure that one can learn to become a solo rider!
5. Geraldton (Australia)
You can reach Geraldton within 6 hours from Perth, and during February, it is also considered a great spot for kitesurfers and windsurfers alike. The beauty of this port city is that it offers numerous places to kite – So you will have a lot of variety and tons of places to feast your eyes on!
To ensure a great kitesurfing experience, you can bring a 5m or 6m kite with you, which is ideal for the conditions in Geraldton.
As for the wind speed in Geraldton, Australia, it is around 12 to 35 knots during February, which is ideal for any type of wind sport!
6. Cabo de la Vela (Colombia)
You may not have heard yet, but Cabo de la Vela is one of the best flatwater kitesurfing spots in the world. Located on the northern part of Colombia, trade winds reach the Colombian coasts with full force in the month of February, reaching 20-25 knots on average. If you are a flat-water lover, you can’t miss it. An authentic indigenous atmosphere and the best Colombian vibes are guaranteed in this exotic destination.
This Caribbean destination is relatively cheaper than Union Island or Aruba. Furthermore, if you like backpacking and adventure, you will love it!
7. Walvis Bay (Namibia)
The best way to enjoy kitesurfing and nature in February is in Walvis Bay, where the wind meets the wildest life to offer you an unforgettable kiting experience. Another incredible flat water destination awaits you in Namibia, one of the most authentic places in Africa. If you are still learning, Walvis Bay is a beginner friendly spot and if you already do tricks or freestyle, even better. Walvis Bay leaves no one indifferent!
8. Mui Né (Vietnam)
It’s no coincidence that Mui Né is on our list of the best kitesurfing spots in February, as you have an 80% chance of catching good windy days. Although it is not the only place for kitesurfing in Vietnam, this destination has become one of the favorite places in Asia during the winter months. If you are a wave lover, and up to leisure and nightlife, this is your next kitesurfing destination in February.
9. Los Roques (Venezuela)
Have you ever dreamed of paradisiacal kitesurfing destinations and crystal clear waters? Well, Los Roques is one of them. With more than 40 km of the Caribbean and an exotic setting, this destination is on our list of the best flat-water kitesurfing destinations on the planet. From December to April you will find steady and constant daily winds, and, of course, February is not an exception.
Just because Barbados is last on our list, doesn’t mean it’s the worst. There are so many places to kite in February that we simply cannot put them all in the first place. Actually, Barbados offers perfect conditions for kitesurfing in February. The trade winds arrive clean to its coasts during this month. With beautiful warm and crystal-clear waters make it a dream destination for kitesurf lovers. The best part? Barbados fits all levels, from beginners to advanced, including wave lovers.
Although December and January get all the fame during the winter kitesurfing season, let’s not forget that February also offers the same conditions as these two months. And what’s even better is that this month is more affordable than December and January too!
Another great thing about February is that the temperature starts to become more moderate as we approach the summer season in most of the famous kitesurfing destinations!
However, there is one thing you should keep in mind though… You should decide which kitesurfing spot you want to visit during February ahead of time. This will give you plenty of time to find great accommodations and even cheaper flights. Although February is not a peak month as December and January, planning ahead of time will save you from a lot of headaches so that you can focus more on kitesurfing!
And if you have found some other spot besides the five mentioned above, then make sure to do your proper research first… The most important thing you should look at is the wind speed during February, which should be ideal for kitesurfing.
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