Best place in Cape Verde to Kitesurf
Kitesurfing in Cape Verde is a topic which raises a lot of questions. First of all, a lot of people wonder what the best island is for a kitesurfing holiday in Cape Verde. Among all the islands of Cape Verde, you can kitesurf in São Vicente, Sal and Boa Vista. So which is the best island in Cape Verde to kitesurf?
Let’s start with the general weather conditions for kitesurfing in Cape Verde. From mid September the wind in Cape Verde goes up to an average of 6 m/s (strong 4 Bft). This means you have good kitesurf days in Cape Verde with good winds with at least 5 Bft, but not always in this period. From December on until the end of April you almost have a wind average in Cape Verde of 8 m/s (5 Bft). This is where the kitesurfing fun starts in Cape Verde. Within this period you have a lot of days which are filled with wind to blow your kite.
Of course it is also nice to have a nice temperature when you are kitesurfing. And kitesurfing in Cape Verde, oh no it is cooler to say “I am kitesurfing in Cabo Verde”, brings te expectation of nice blue water, white beaches and a warm temperature. So what is the average temperature in Cape Verde?
Over the course of the year, the temperature in Cape Verde varies from 19 °C to 30°C. The temperature in Cape Verde is hardly lower dan 17°C and higher than 31°C. So in the kitesurf season with wind the average daily temperature of 22°C. In the not-kitesurf-season the average temperature is 27°C.
So temperature and wind wise, Cape Verde is an excellent destination to kitesurf. But the question remains which Cape Verdean island is the best island for kitesurfing in Cape Verde?
All the islands offer goods spots and one of the most popular places in Cape Verde to kitesurf is Sal (Kite Beach). But, since Mitu has a kite location right at Kite Beach Sal, it got overcrowded and we hear all the people complaining about kite accidents, people arguing and yelling.
Hence, if you are looking for a quiet and peaceful spot, then kitesurfing in São Vicente is really the best option to go for. São Vicente is not being overcrowded yet. The downside is that getting the best kite lessons or kitesurf holiday on São Vicente is not guaranteed. And this is where we come to help.