Top 10 Christmas kitesurf holiday resorts

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Top 10 Christmas kitesurf holiday resorts

Some of us look forward to a traditional family Christmas with all the trimmings. Others absolutely dread it. If you fall into the latter category, chances are that by now you’re desperately looking around for a way to get away and avoid the tinsel and tantrums. And what better way to enjoy an alternative festive period than at one of the world’s best kitesurfing destinations?

Of course, Christmas falls in mid-winter, which means that most of the northern hemisphere kitesurf hotspots are similarly chilly but head south and you can enjoy excellent windy conditions and even a spot of sunshine.

Here are ten of the best Christmas kitesurf holiday resorts:



The vibrant South American atmosphere of the traditional fishing village of Cumbuco doesn’t exactly scream Christmas but then that’s the point. Although Brazil is mostly a Catholic country, so Christmas will still be a big deal, albeit in a totally different way. There are amazing kitesurfing conditions suitable for every level of kiter in Cumbuco, plus a wide choice of accommodation to suit a variety of budgets.



Sticking with Brazil, Gostoso is one of the world’s most reliable kiting spots from September through to March, including the Christmas period. There is a really friendly atmosphere and some stunning boutique beach hotels here with great owner-run restaurants so you can still get your delicious Christmas meal!



Perhaps the most well-known kitesurfing destination in Brazil and home to the largest kite school in the world, Jericoacoara is also one of the trendiest beach resorts in the country. So, if you are in the mood for a Christmas party, this could be the place for you.

Cape Verde


Just a short-haul flight from the UK, the ten islands that make up Cape Verde offer reliable winds and near-perfect conditions for kitesurfing. Sal and Boa Vista are our top two favourite islands in Cape Verde – offering great conditions for all levels of kitesurfer and hot sunshine over the Christmas period.



This is a real hidden gem in Peru and one of the most untouched kitesurfing destinations in the world. A huge flat-water lagoon surrounded by a nature reserve keeps things rugged and wild, and with 80% wind reliability throughout the year, conditions are almost always excellent in Paracas.



Imagine stunning white sandy beaches and kitesurf conditions at their best from the start of December. The added bonus of a kitesurf holiday to Zanzibar is plenty of luxury accommodation options for a festive treat and you can even add-on a Tanzanian safari adventure if you really want to enjoy the holiday of a lifetime.



The Caribbean at Christmas sound appealing? Then Cabarete – a great value kitesurf destination with a fun Latin vibe could be for you. It offers year-round winds and great conditions for all levels. It’s also an ideal family destination with lots to do and amazing luxury hotels.



Langebaan in South Africa is perhaps the best kitesurf destination in the world at this time of year, with 95% wind reliability, a vast flat water lagoon, great value for money and world-class food. There’s also the added bonus of easy overnight flights from the UK to South Africa and a negligible time difference.

Cape Town 


Also, an easy direct flight from the UK and with great access to this vibrant and cosmopolitan city, a Christmas break in South Africa makes a refreshing change. And the kitesurfing is pretty good too with wavey conditions and super strong winds. Combine Cape Town and Langebaan with a tour of the country to experience the very best South Africa has to offer.