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If you’ve got the funding and the time to travel and windsurf the world, where would the best places to windsurf be? Konaboards has narrowed down some of best places to windsurf worldwide and explains why they’re so special.
Hawaii, USA – One of the first places where the locals were originally found to be surfing on flat custom-made boards and one of the birthplaces of modern surfing is a definite destination for windsurfing. You can find the perfect waves and wind here to take you to new windsurfing heights especially in May to October. From novice to professional, you can find conditions that suit any level. On Maui, Ho’okipa and Kanaha beaches are the go-to windsurfing site for professionals and mid-level windsurfers looking to up their game. Beginners would have an easier time getting better at the sport at Kihei or Lahaina beaches. On Oahu, windsurfing novices will enjoy Kailua Bay and the pros will want to go to Maunalua Bay. Those are just some of the most popular spots in Hawaii for windsurfing. There are several beaches around the different Hawaiian Islands people can windsurf on. Just ask the locals and windsurf business owners for advice on their secret best spots to windsurf.
Baja California, USA – This is one of the places where the windsurfing board was developed. La Ventana, Baja Sur, and Los Barriles are excellent places to go especially the latter, Los Barriles. If this is one of the places that inspired windsurfing, then it will inspire you to excel and improve in the sport too. March to November are peak times for windsurfing in California.
Red Sea, Egypt – You can go windsurfing almost every day at this location especially in the northern parts. The mountains that surround this sea creates strong winds – great conditions for windsurfers. Just remember stay in areas where it’s deemed safe by your embassy.
Mui Ne, Vietnam – Ganh Beach, Suoi Nuoc Beach, and Rang Beach (Mui Ne Beach) situated in the coast of southeast Vietnam has great water and wind for windsurfing. Rang Beach is the most popular destination in Vietnam for windsurfing as it competes for some of the nicest conditions in the world for the sport. The bonus is that it’s not as crowded as the Hawaiian windsurfing destinations. If you’d like to have a relaxing vacation while enjoying the sport, this is the place to go. You’ll have plenty of ocean to yourself to surf.
Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao in the Caribbean – This is the beginner windsurfer’s paradise. There are a lot great launch areas and the winds are not too difficult for novices. There are times and areas where it’s windier and the waves are at peak height for the professionals to come out and enjoy. The general warm weather and the stunning views aren’t too shabby either.
Lake Arenal, Costa Rica – If you’re looking for a thrill, this is it. You’ll be windsurfing at the bottom of an active volcano. The windsurfing community thrives on the steady strong winds available on the lake. The lake is roomy and large due to the dam that has been built to generate electricity for the country.
Fuerteventura, Spain – Continuous strong Atlantic winds make this popular European vacation destination a windsurfer’s paradise. A lot of windsurfing competitions are held here for that reason.
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