Calm surfs, expansive, flat waters and ideal wind speeds make the Turks and Caicos one of the most desirable locations in the world for kiteboarding. Whether you come to the islands to learn, or you’re looking for a matchless kiteboarding destination, the beaches of the Turks and Caicos Islands offer perfect conditions year-round. While current kiteboarders need no convincing, those who are new to the sport, or considering taking it up, have the thrill of gliding across smooth water and being lifted by the power of the wind to persuade them. The Turks and the Caicos islands are also home of some of the sport’s leading instructors who, using the latest safety equipment and training, can have you out on the water in a short amount of time. Try your hand at one of the Turks and the Caicos’ most beloved sports the next time you set out on an island adventure.
THE BEST DESTINATIONS FOR KITEBOARDING IN THE TURKS AND CAICOS
Long Bay Beach is unarguably the island’s most popular water playground, combining its east-southeast wind, soft sea floor and shallow waters. This beach is a favorite for new and experience boarders alike, and despite its popularity, remains a quiet, uncrowded beach. The lagoon, or Little Water Cay, is a remote destination, only accessible by boat, offering shallow and deeper waters and ideal for all skill levels. For those exploring South Caicos, East Bay Beach also offers the favorable east-southeast winds, waist-deep water and uncrowded shorelines.
TIPS FOR KITEBOARDING IN THE TURKS AND CAICOS
Lessons are a must when learning to kiteboard. Not only will it lessen your learning time, it will keep you safe as you learn to love this new sport. Be sure to take advantage of rental packages. Many kite rental businesses offer discounted rates for weekly rentals, allowing you more time to master the sport. Then, enjoy the stunning scenery of the island. Perhaps that’s what really makes kiteboarding such a popular sport in the Turks and Caicos – you can enjoy being in and over some of most beautiful waters in the world.