The pristine winds and waves of Trinidad and Tobago
- 28 November 2013 | Travel
Trinidad and Tobago is becoming one the greatest destinations for windsurfers and kiteboarders. With its exotic and fabulous beaches, favorable winds and vibrant culture, the island country enjoys dominant northeast trade winds.
Located off the northern edge of South America, lying just off the coast of northeastern Venezuela and south of Grenada in the Lesser Antilles, Trinidad and Tobago is definitely worth a visit.
Not only avid kiteboarders will enjoy this destination, but also all levels because the waters and the wind are a perfect combination for whoever ventures out to experience it. The Minister of Sport is clearly investing in kiteboarding and windsurfing activities.
Alongside with the International Kiteboarding Organization (IKO), the local authorities are determined to promote safe kiteboarding for all local citizens, young and old as well as for their beloved tourists.
Trinidad and Tobago may well be the next up and coming kiteboard destination in the Caribbean Sea.
Tobago has a huge full horseshoe-shaped barrier reef, in the southern part of the island that creates eight breaks and waves.
These reef waves are about 1.5 miles away from land and are peeling like a proper wave should. The wind direction works in tandem with these waves.
Inside the reef is a very calm and perfect environment for wave riding, freestyle, distance and endurance riding. The reef makes it possible for this island to yield all genres of kiteboarding most of the year, starting in December through July.
The height for wind and waves is December through April. After April, the wind will fluctuate until July. July through November is a rainy season with stormy conditions.
The popularity of kiteboarding is growing in Trinidad and Tobago in areas such as Pigeon Point and Lambeau. The most popular spots include: Tobago, Manzanilla, Mayaro. Los Iros, and Moruga.
Trinidad and Tobago has 1.3 million people, and it is one of the wealthiest and most developed nations in the Caribbean. The island country's capital is Port Spain.