Kitesurfing Waves in Indonesia

Kitesurfing Waves in Indonesia

Lakey, Sumbawa, Indonesia

the remote Indonesian island turned out to be a total winner. The spot is famous for surfing, while the wind is blowing almost perfectly side-shore, making it great for kitesurfing too.

The two hour drive vom Bima airport to Lakey leads through villages and hills and you get already a feeling on how remote the spot is. Lakey itself is a 2 kilometer beach strip, with one surf spot after the other. Nungas is the place for kitesurfing.

Best season for kitesurfing for wind and waves (www.magicseaweed.com) is August to October, which happens to be the hottest and driest months (www.meteoblue.com) of the year. 

You will find lots of places to stay on Airbnb and Google Maps while personally, we can recommend Nungas Heaven and the Rock Pool Home Stay.
We tried a couple restaurants, our favorite is Fatmah’s and right next to it the Ship Wreck.

If you are interested in wave clinics, there are two excellent options: Kite Surf Wave Clinics and Indo Kite Camp, both run by professional kite surfers.

Lake Zürich Kitesurfing

Lake Zürich Kitesurfing

First time Kitesurfing on Lake Zurich

Autumn storm Fabienne terminated the amazing Swiss summer with a large low pressure system, hitting Switzerland on Sunday, September 27.
With a perfect timing, the wind kicked in late Sunday afternoon, just early enough for a two hour amazing kitesurf session…

Brazil 2017

Brazil 2017

Brasil 2017

Great three weeks kitesurfing in Prea, Brazil. Consistent wind, maybe a little lighter than usual, still mostly on 7 meter kites, a few times 9 meter, even a few days with light wind.

Staying at Vila Prea was again the perfect choice. Super nice bungalows and great food, the beach just a few meters from the pousada.

Kitesurfing El Medano, Tenerife, Spain

Kitesurfing El Medano, Tenerife, Spain

El Medano 2017

Two weeks kitesurfing vacation in El Medano on Tenerife, the biggest Canarian Island. The vulcanic island’s rocky coast doesn’t offer too many spots for watersports, so the bay of El Medano is pretty much the only option on the island.
According to www.windfinder.com, the wind ist strongest in July and August. During our two weeks, we still had days with light or almost no wind – rather exceptional for this time of the year.
The bay itself with its large sandy beach is a nice area to launch your kite, there is a strong shore break on many days.
The water is very choppy and usually lots of people on the water. The schools are teaching along the shore, so playing in the shore break with a directional board is unfortunately not an option.
Live webcams of the kite beach let you check the current conditions anytime.

Waves at Kanaha

Waves at Kanaha

Big Waves on the North Shore

A massive swell has hit Maui’s North shore last Tuesday, the 14 foot swell created really big waves also in Kanaha. The wind was on the lighter side, so minimum 9m kites were necessary. The big sets were scary, we were mostly trying to find the smaller ones to play with.

A Day at Kanaha

A Day at Kanaha

…with strong wind and decent waves, captured by the Kanaha Web Cam on the Life Guard Tower. The cam is online during daylight hours here on Maui i.e. 11.p.m until about 5 a.m. in Europe.