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Cape Verde
kitesurf features
1-2m waves
2m+ waves
launch space 20m+
kite-in kite-out accomodation
destination ratings
nightlife 4/5
beginner friendly 3/5
family friendly 3/5
flat water 2/5
not crowded 5/5
other activities 4/5
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cost rating
breakfast + bed + dinner
wifi at the destination
# of restaurants in the area

season overview

foil wind is more than 8 kts
wind for big kites is more than 12 kts
freeride wind is more than 17 kts
big air wind is more than 22 kts
air temperature
water temperature

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New! The room map includes both airbnb and hotel options in Sal, Cape Verde. For the best kitesurf holidays, we recommend staying within walking distance of the main kitespot when possible.

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Destination info

Contributor content provided by Roderick Smith at Surf Cabo Verde

Destination Overview: An all-around destination that’s great for family and friends. There’s consistent sun, no snow, an incredible friendly ocean to swim in, a yoga studio that will surprise you, diving, and more. Being one with the sun and the sea, what more could you ask for? There’s also a friendly local population and safe village to hang out in at night.

Kitespot(s) Overview: The primary teaching spot is kite beach. The wind here is more side-onshore and can be wavy, but it is excellent for all levels. There is the Bay of Santa Maria as well. This is for intermediate to advanced kiters as the wind is more side-off shore. Punta Preta bay offers flat water, but more off-shore wind. The water is enticing and warm; just watch out for the turtles on your way out!

Other activities & things to do: Yoga:, I highly recommend this place. Diving, surf, windsurfing, sailing trips, quad tours, reading, sleeping, dancing… this is an island paradise!

Best beginner spot(s) in the area: Kite beach. But be wary of deep ocean conditions.

Best flat water spot(s) in the area: Bay of Punta Preta.

Best wave spot(s) in the area: The reef on the outside of Kite Beach, Punta Preta (for more advanced wave riders).

Downwinders: Kite beach to Bay of Santa Maria.

Significant wind patterns: Trade winds blow from November until the end of May. The wind is generally North East.

After-kite drinks or other notable bars & restaurants: Sooo many! Santa Maria village is 3 roads and full of places to eat, drink, and dance.

Local intel by Surf Cabo Verde
Surf zone was established 20 years ago, making us really experienced at what we do, yet still young enough to ensure the experience is safe and fun. We only offer private and semi-private lessons from beginner to advanced level. If you can kite here, you can kite anywhere in the world.

Wind forecast

Current wind and weather forecast at Sal, Cape Verde. To see best months to kite foil, freeride kiteboard, and for big air, see “season overview” at top. You may have to slide map up to see kitespot.

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