- 23 March 2011 | Windsurfing
Consistent and steady winds, clean water surface, sun, beautiful scenery, windsurf shops and tasty food. The perfect ingredients for the ultimate windsurf spot are cooked, but does it really exist? Fortunately, the answer is affirmative.
Planet Earth has placed several outstanding windsurf spots, from Oceania to Europe, from Africa to Asia and America. In the GPS and mobile phone era, there's no need to embark on endless searches. Of course, if you enjoy discovery you can still travel without destiny.
The best windsurf spots in the world deserve to be explored. Traveling with friends and/or family, staying in luxury resorts or camping sites, going for air tricks or speed sailing, everything is good to boost the stoke.
Bonaire is great for windsurfing. Crystal clear waters, steady breeze, white sands and incredible places to stay. Windsurfers should try this Caribbean island, once in the life.
For many, Maui is the Mecca of windsurfing. Despite the sharks, this is one of the best wave spots for windsurfers with extreme weather conditions. The Columbia River Gorge is a wide water arena where young and experienced windsurfers can share their experiences all year round.
Tarifa is the capital of European windsurfing. There are few days without wind near Cadiz, in the South of Spain. The spot is packed with windsurfers, kitesurfers and even surfers. Fuerteventura, in the Canary Islands, is another windsurfer's paradise surrounded by an incredible arid scenario.
In Greece, Karpathos is a great choice. Good to strong winds hit the spot regularly and there's plenty of windsurf shops and schools. Food is great and party animals should have loads of fun.
Sun and wind is an everyday condition in Guincho, Portugal's most windy surf spot. The sand beach is wide and beautiful. You can go for speed sailing or waves and enjoy the hospitality and quality food of the country.
In Western Australia, it's impossible to miss a couple of windsurf spots. The Lancelin Ocean Classic is a downwind marathon held since 1986, while Margaret River pumps an endless left-hand wave.
Luderitz, in Namibia, is a trade mark. Home to the famous Luderitz Speed Challenge, the spot presents a super fast and shallow speed strip for those who seek the best world records.
In the sandy island of Sal, in Cabo Verde, the average 350 days of sunshine a year and the Northeast winds attract windsurfers from the four corners of the world.
Sylt, in Germany, has a mean temperature of 8.5 °C, but the quality of the winds and waves are the reason why windsurfers from Central and Northern Europe hit the road to enjoy its quality winds.