Top kitefoiling spots for 2020

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Top kitefoiling spots for 2020

Kitefoiling is the most exciting and fastest-growing sub-category of kitesurfing. In fact, 2020 might be the year it makes the leap from niche to the mainstream. With this in mind, we have decided to divulge our top kitefoiling spots for 2020. We’re confident you’ll be seeing more and more kitefoilers here in the years to come, so book your trip now to beat the crowds.

Pointe d’Esny, Mauritius


Located on the south-east coast of Mauritius and blessed with a stunning white sandy stretch of beach, Pointe Desny is a peaceful area with untouched beauty. Here you will find the largest lagoon on the island, fringed by tropical vegetation and close to the picturesque village of Mahebourg. The light to moderate winds make it an ideal spot for getting into kitefoiling, and with few crowds, this adds to the appeal. Peak season is between June and September, but the wind blows all year round. The newly renovated Preskil Island Resort is a fantastically affordable choice in Pointe d’Esny with amazing facilities for families.

West Portugal


Cabedelo Beach lies at the mouth of the Lima River, in the Viana do Castelo region of West Portugal. The port’s breakwaters offer protection, creating a large baby of deep flat water that is foiling heaven, although there are some good waves spots further down the coast if you want to get some wave kiting in too. The wind is one of the most consistent in Portugal – no mean feat given its exposure to the Atlantic. Peak season is between May and September. Warm conditions and a short flight from the UK all add to its appeal for kitefoilers. Planet is also offering a kitefoiling clinic in Portugal in September for anyone looking to improve their skills with expert foiling instruction from some of the world’s best.

Soma Bay


Just 45 minutes from Hurghada International Airport, Soma Bay is surrounded by sea and lined with sandy beaches. Despite having some of the best kiting conditions in Egypt, with reliable winds and a huge lagoon, it’s still relatively undiscovered. The Abu Soma side of the lagoon offers side-onshore winds and shallow waters that are great for those learning how to kitefoil. This May, head to Soma Bay with Planet and enjoy an epic kitefoil camp that will have you up and riding and performing tricks in no time! 

Cape Verde


With ten islands, each with its own personality and varying kiting conditions, Cape Verde is perhaps the ideal winter kitefoiling spot. It’s just a short-haul flight from the UK and offers reliable wind conditions and warm temperatures. Two of the main islands are Sal and Boa Vista, with plenty of local charm and resort accommodation. There’s also plenty on offer for non-kiters, making it a great family choice.



Thankfully avoiding the worst excesses of Greek island tourism, Lemnos offers superb kitefoiling conditions throughout the summer months. Reliable winds and warm temperatures combine with flat water. Keros bay is the best-known kiting spot, with shallow waters and a sandy bottom. There is also fantastic villa-style accommodation available nearby at the Keros Blue Hotel.



With 70 to 80% wind reliability throughout the year and a huge flat-water lagoon, Dakhla is a real kiting paradise. Even in low season the wind still blows, and the unique landscape of Western Sahara all adds to the mystery. Perfectly flat water with large shallow areas make it great those getting into kitefoiling, and an increasing choice of accommodation and amenities is making travel easier.