Kitesurfing Spots: Best destinations where to kite in January!

 

What better way to start the year with a kitesurfing trip in January

Do you want to do something exciting during the dull winter season? Then escape the cold and head towards kitesurfing spots to get sun exposure, enjoy great beaches, and the thrill of kitesurfing! During the winter season, one of the best months for planning a kitesurfing holiday is January!

January is the month when it is winter all over Europe and pretty much the rest of the world. However, the winter season tends to be colder in the USA, European countries, the UK, and so on. On the other hand, tropical countries tend to have more moderate temperatures during January!
This moderate temperature allows one to enjoy water sports without worrying about freezing to death… And when we are talking about water sports, then what’s better than surfing the waves on a kiteboard? The sport of kitesurfing gives you the freedom to surf the waves like a truly wild spirit!
But before we look at the best kitesurfing destinations January, let’s explore why January is a good choice for your next kitesurfing holiday!

 

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 5 Reasons Why January is Good for Kitesurfing

Let’s look at the top 5 reasons why you should head towards kite spots in January:

Main Kitesurfing Season

Although kitesurfing is enjoyed throughout the year, the month of January is, without any doubt, one of the peak seasons! And this month is famous among kitesurfing enthusiasts for all the right seasons – From winds to waves, you get the perfect blend of everything during January!

First Month of the Year

Let’s not forget that January is the first month of the year, during which people are committed to keeping their New Year resolution and are full of energy! So if kitesurfing is on your to-do list for a while, then January should be the month of your choice!
During the first month of the year, you can go on a kitesurfing trip and create good memories that will last for a long time!

Escape the Cold

Most of the kitesurfing destinations during January are those which offer a warmer temperature during the winter season! Although the temperature will not be the same as during the summer, it will be way better than what you would expect from a European country!
You can enjoy amazing beaches with a lot of sunlight which adds to the overall kitesurfing experience!

Consistent Winds

From Sri Lanka to the Caribbean to the Philippines, you can enjoy consistent and guaranteed winds on most days! And if we look at the places such as Antigua and Barbados, they offer more than 80% days with wind during January!
Basically, if you go to any of the popular and best kitesurfing destinations January, you will not have to worry about slow or no winds!

Best for All Kiters

We all know that a lot goes into a good kitesurfing vacation, and you would be surprised to know that during January, the conditions for kitesurfing are ideal for all kiters alike (new and professionals)!
So it doesn’t matter whether you are still new or have been kitesurfing for a while; you can enjoy the thrills of kitesurfing without waiting for winds or perfect conditions! 

As you can see, there are excellent reasons why to kitesurfing in January. Now, let´s see some of our recommendations!

 

Best kitesurfing destinations in January

 

Are you wondering where to kitesurfing in January? Then have a look at these great spots:

 

1. Kalpitiya (Sri Lanka)

 

In the Asian region, one of the best kite destinations you can find is Kalpitiya! This spot is present in Sri Lanka and offers a perfect blend of good and consistent winds. On most days in January, you can expect winds of around 12-17 knots. And the probability of wind speed of around 17-23 knots.
So, in a nutshell, you can expect around 12-17 knots of winds on most days which can go up to 25 knots as well!
Besides good and consistent winds, Kalpitiya also offers flat, shallow water during January with safety boats as well in case you need some assistance. The presence of these safety boats can help you become a good kite rider in no time!
And if you are going with the whole family to enjoy kitesurfing during January, then you are also in luck… There are numerous resorts and hotels which offer family-friendly accommodations! We invite you to stay in ours, obviously! 

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where to kitesurf january - Kalpitiya

 

2. Cuyo Island (Philippines)

In the beautiful country of the Philippines, one of the best places to visit during January is Cuyo Island! In fact, many kitesurfers call it the windiest place in this Island country!
During January, the wind speed in Cuyo Island is around 12-17 knots which can go as high as 23 knots as well! However, there are also days when the wind speed is around 23 to 35 knots in Cuyo Island during January. So if you are someone who loves strong winds and are planning to go during January, then Cuyo Island is also a great choice!
And while you are in the Philippines enjoying kitesurfing, you also get exposure to a different and vibrant local culture which adds to the overall experience!

 

january kitesurfing destinations - cuyo island

 Cuyo island, is another excellent destination in January

3. Barbados (Caribbean)

Barbados is an independent Island country in the Caribbean and, over the years, has emerged as a thriving kitesurfing destination. During January, the wind speed is around 12 to 23 knots which is more than ideal for kitesurfers of all levels! On top of that, it is a tropical Island and offers warm temperatures even during the winter season, which is a major plus.
Additionally, you will find clean waves and turquoise water, which makes it perfect for all types of kitesurfers, sailors, freedivers, and all surfers! So if you want to try some other water and wind sports, then you can enjoy those too in Barbados!
Basically, all types of kitesurfers will find ideal conditions in Barbados during January, such as wave riders, free riders, and even freestyle!
Did I mention that ‘The best left’ is an iconic wave break which is also one of the reasons why Barbados got its fame? Yes, you get that, too, on this island!

 

where to kitesurfing january - barbados

 

4. Uruau (Brazil)

During the month of January, the wind speed in Uruau is usually around the 12 to 35 knots range which is ideal for kitesurfing. But the thing which makes this tiny village in Brazil so famous is its continuous blowing wind throughout the day and night!
This good and consistent wind speed means that every type of rider can enjoy kitesurfing. If you are a new surfer, you can work on improving your skills. And if you already know the ropes of kitesurfing, you can work on learning new tricks!
And despite being a tiny village, there is pretty much everything a kitesurfer would need here, such as good accommodations, amazing food, and wave spots! 

In addition to Uruaum, there are countless kitesurfing spots in Brazil and it is among the best kitesurfing destinations in the world.

 

where to kite januray - uruau

5. Sao Vicente (Cape Verde)

The next kitesurfing spot on our list is Sao Vicente from Cape Verde – This is also a great spot to visit during January and offers you the authentic and true experience of this country! Furthermore, this is still an uncrowded and wild place which further adds to the appeal of Sao Vicente!
The primary kitesurfing season in Sao Vicente is from December to June… So if you are visiting during the month of January, you will get the ideal conditions, such as consistent winds and wave riding opportunities!
Although beginners can learn kitesurfing in the Sao Vicente, the presence of waves means it will not be a good choice for those who have never even stepped foot on the board! But if you are up to the challenge, you can get to enjoy the thrills of Cape Verde!
During January, the average wind speed in Sao Vicente is around 12 to 35 knots which is ideal for kitesurfing or any other wind sports. And if we talk about the temperature during the colder months, it is usually around 18° C to 23° C. In short, the temperature will be within the normal range, which means you can focus on kitesurfing rather than getting cold!

 

sao vicente an amazing destinations to kitesurf january

 

Conclusion

As you can see, there are numerous options to choose from during the month of January, such as Cape Verde, Brazil, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, and even the Caribbean! The best part about all of these spots is that they offer near-perfect kitesurfing conditions during January – In fact, this month is during the main kitesurfing season in all of these spots, so you will be able to meet plenty of other surfers too!
And since January is the first month of the year, many people plan their trips during that time period as well. So if you want to go kitesurfing with the family, then January can be a great time too! In almost all of these spots, you will be able to find good accommodations. On top of that, there is also a lot to explore in these areas, such as good people, amazing food, and tons of places to visit!
One thing you would need to be wary of is booking your flights and accommodations in advance… Since it will be the peak holiday season in general, making last-minute reservations might get difficult! So if you are planning to go kitesurfing in January, then it will be a good idea to do your research properly and book everything ahead of time!

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