Kitesurfing is getting more and more popular among water sport lovers who are keen on feeling their body and senses aligned with the waves and the wind. There are many great spots for kitesurfing around the world, and everyone will have different opinions on what makes a spot good. But if you are traveling around South-East Asia and you are looking for an exotic destination to learn or to practice, these 5 destinations are highly recommended.
- Mui Ne, Vietnam
Do you fancy practicing kitesurfing on the South China Sea? Mui Ne has a quiet and windy 6km beach with coconut trees that would do the job. You will also find a fishing village next to it for your after-session lunch, with fresh fish and seafood grilled on barbecue by locals. If you still have some energy, you can always go sledging down the red dunes, fun guaranteed! When looking for a course, Source Kiteboarding & Lodge is a very good option.
- Boracay, The Philippines
A lot of people know Boracay for its stunning white sandy beaches and its party places. It is also why it has become more and more popular in recent years among tourists. What people might not know is that on the other side of White Beach, the party and luxury accommodation area, there is a little piece of heaven for kitesurfers called Bolabog beach, which offers some of the best kitesurfing in Southeast Asia! The windy season is during the dry, winter months. As a bonus you will also find friendly natives and great nightlife on this beautiful island. We recommend Isla Kitesurfing to get a course or rent gear. Great atmosphere, great people.
For more info about kite surfing in The Philippines read Kitesurfing on Bohol
- Hua Hin, Thailand
Only 200 kilometers from Bangkok sits the windy beach of Hua Hin, a popular holiday resort among Thais. The city is therefore pretty authentic. Hua Hin is not the best kitesurfing destination for beginners, as the water can get pretty choppy. But if you want to get deeper into your practice, this long sandy beach is ideal, not to mention the tasty Thai food you could get after an intense morning/afternoon session.
- Sanur, Bali
Bali is not only about surfing (yes, it is a world renown surf spot indeed), but it is also about kitesurfing. Sanur, with its flat water and onshore wind is a great spot for both beginners and experienced kiters. A number of kite surfing schools operate from Sanur, so you won’t have any problem to take lessons or rent equipment there. In addition to this, this resort hosts an international kite festival each July. There is no excuse not to be original and go kitesurfing in Bali!
- Kuantan, Malaysia
On Balok beach you will find perfect wind conditions from December to March, but you can come here all year to practice kitesurfing. Kuantan is a pretty big city, where you will find, in addition to water sports, a good nightlife, plenty of malls, and even an airport. It might not be the most exotic spot but it is still very enjoyable for kite lovers.