Can Pastilla is a stones throw away from the main airport on Mallorca. It is a mecca for kite surfers and the odd surfer and windsurfer of all levels and abilities. Although there is no particular season, the best times to go are May to September. Although the beach itself gets packed with tourists, there are kite surfing Zones set up. Make sure that you stay within these zones. There is also a kite school with lessons every day, if you are a complete novice and just fancy having a try.
Cala Millor is situated on the north east side of the island and is a very popular spot for wind and kite surfers of all levels and abilities. It is not permitted to surf during the summer months from May to September, so the season is really from October to April. There is ample parking close by.
Arenal is situated on the south eastern side of the island of Mallorca where the Mediterranean has carved out a long sweeping bay in the island. It is a great place for sailing as there is a harbor here, along with surfing, kite surfing and wind surfing. It is good for people of all abilities and levels as there are no real hazards to be found. There is no particular season, but the best months are November, December, January and February when the winter offers great frontal breezes. The summer months do attract crowds of tourists looking to top up their tans, so you may well have to fight for space and restrictions may well apply, so check before you set off.
Playa Del Chanquete is situated on a long stretch of popular coastline about 10 minutes east of Malaga. It is a popular destination for surfers, wind surfers and kite surfers alike of intermediate and expert levels. This spot is not particularly good for beginners because of the strategically placed wave breakers/ groynes that span the length of the beach. Playa Del Chanquete does get pretty crowded during the summer months particularly July and August and there may well be time restrictions imposed during these months so check before you set off. There is plenty of parking around the vicinity also.
Es Pinet is situated in a perfectly formed bay carved out by the Mediterranean
Sea in the south east of the island. It is a popular spot for wind surfers and surfers, although kite surfers do use it also. It is best used by surfers of intermediate and expert abilities and is not an ideal spot for beginners because of the concrete ramp that leads down to the sea. There are time restrictions on this beach between April and October that you will need to be aware of and probably. the best months for surfing here are May to October.
Es Codolls is situated at the southern end of Ibiza in a natural bay carved out by the Mediterranean sea. It is a very popular spot for sailors, surfers, wind surfers and kite surfers of all levels and abilities. You are fairly close to the airport here so kite surfers need to make sure that they are flying away from the airport and not into it. There are restricted zones here during the summer season so these need to be adhered to. There is also ample parking close by. Best months are from October through to April
Situated on the southern coast of the island of Ibiza lies the popular destination of Es Cavallet. This is a stretch of coastline that is great for surfers, wind surfers and kite surfers of all levels and abilities. There are time restrictions in place during April to September that you will need to be aware of so check times at the beach. It gets pretty crowded in the summer especially July and August so it may be an idea to avoid these busy times. Best times are from October through until April.
Situated in the south of the island about a 40 minute drive from the ferry port at Elvissa lies the small beach at Cap Des Falco. It is a good spot for kite surfers and wind surfers of intermediate and experienced levels. It is not a good spot for beginners because of the stony beach The best season is May through to October although it does get crowded in the summer. There is also time restrictions on when you can and can't surf between April and October so keep a look out for this at the beach. There is also ample parking close by
Situated on the north west coast of Ibiza, jutting out on a peninsula, lies the popular water sport destination of Cala Martina. The season here is from October to April as the beach is clear of tourists and the restrictions are lifted. It is used by surfers, wind surfers and kite surfers of all abilities and levels as there are no real hazards to worry about. There is plenty of parking here outside of the summer months and you should be able to pick your spot.
This river mouth is a fairly laid back kind of place, but you'll need to check out conditions before you come here as the waves depend on the sandbanks and their condition. It is suitable for everybody and on a good day is one of the best spots in the north.
This area is one of the fastest-growing in New Zealand, and is also one of the most expensive places to live. It doesn't have the most consistent surf, but when it works the waves are decent and can be quite long. It is suitable for all levels of experience.
This doesn’t break too often, you’re most likely to get decent surfing when a storm is passing through, but on the occasions it does go there are some large sized waves to be had. Outright beginners will probably find it a bit much to handle, but everyone else will be ok here.
This is a place for pros only, or maybe anyone who is happy to take on a break that comes in right beside some big, solid rocks. It’s kind of an eerie place, very secluded, but can catch some decent waves when everywhere else on the coast is just a bit choppy.
This place might not be as good as it used to be, but if you happen to be here when the sandbars are in the right place you are in for a treat. It’s pretty isolated and there isn’t much to do here except surf, fish or bushwalk, so make sure you are happy sitting quiet before making any plans, just in case you need to wait for the surf to come up.
This might not break very often, but when it does it is fantastic spot. If you do find yourself here waiting for the surf, you can spend the time snorkelling, watching the huge variety of wildlife, or just gazing at the fantastic scenery.
Ocean Beach is a little bit more consistent than many of the nearby spots, and is generally still surfable when other places are flat or choppy. It has a really good atmosphere and is suitable for everybody although those with a lot of experience may not find it much of a challenge.
This is one of the bigger waves in the area, but despite this it is still suitable for all experience levels as there is nothing particularly challenging about it. It's a convenient spot as it is right on the edge of a decent sized town and doesn't require too much planning to reach, unlike many of the other North Island spots.
Just to the north of Tacapuna and into Milford is this little spot. It doesn't break very often but can be decent when it does. The location itself is quite interesting, with a volcanic landscape and even some fossilised trees if you look carefully.
Once famous for the controversy surrounding the sinking of the Greenpeace flagship, Rainbow Warrior, this area is now becoming known again for its fantastic marine life. If you are waiting for the surf to break the snorkelling here is excellent. For surfers, it is suitable for all levels of experience.
This is a convenient urban surf spot that is right on the edge of North Shore city in the Auckland region. It tends to be a bit sloppy and isn't all that consistent, but when it works it can give decent sized waves that are suitable for everybody.
This can be a bit of a fickle spot and although it isn't as consistent as many other northern places it is still decent, if small, on its day. There won't be much to challenge experienced surfers, but beginners will like it and it is really convenient too as it is located just in one of the Auckland suburbs.
This could well be one of the most picturesque beaches around, even by New Zealand's high standards. It's a relaxing place to surf with some fantastic views, and is suitable for everybody from beginners upwards.
One of only a handful of big wave spots in New Zealand, this is one for the pros, or at least those who have little or no sense of self-preservation. It tends to break when the tropical storms roll through so it doesn't happen very often but if you are in the area when it does it can be one of the best waves you can surf in the area.
This is a pretty sheltered spot at the mouth of a river, and although it doesn't break very often when it does it gives good consistent waves. It is a place where those who prefer quality waves rather than big waves will feel at home.
Playa D'en Bossa is the main beach on the island of Ibiza so it is very popular with surfers, wind surfers and kite surfers of all levels and abilities. The summer months of May through to September are heavily restricted so you will have to pick your times carefully. Obviously being a tourist destination, it gets packed with sun worshippers and bathers during the summer season. The best times to go are from October through to April when the tourists have gone and there are no restrictions. There is ample parking very close by.