You find this place in a sheltered channel between the mainland and Mustang Island, and the predictable nature of it means that it is suitable for windsurfers and kite surfers of all experience levels, including beginners.
Grapevine Lake is a large reservoir just to the north of Dallas, and is a well known kiting and windsurfing destination. It's worth paying a visit if you are in the area, and the atmosphere here is fairly laid back.
This is the main kite surfing spot in central Texas, although it is also used by windsurfers. Intermediate and above level is required here, but as long as you can handle your kite or sail you’ll have a good day here.
It takes some effort to get out here, but it’s worth it if you have the skill and the bottle to handle it. The largest surfed wave in the world is here, and we’re talking over 20 metres for it. It’s a truly epic spot, the place every surfer dreams of doing just once. If you do ride it, once isn’t enough and you’ll be back.
This is a pretty sheltered place where you'll find that the waves are a lot lazier than they are in other northern areas, especially during the winter. It is suitable for all surfers, although getting access the place is now difficult.
Unlike the Blackrocks spot just to the north, this place is much more fun and is suitable for all experience levels, although the waves can get bigger in the winter and maybe a little bit too much for beginners then.
This is a bit of a local spot. It doesn't break that often, only a few days a year, but if you happen to be nearby when it does then it is well worth a look. It isn't the biggest wave on the island, but you still need some experience to be able to handle it.
This is a pretty consistent break suitable for experienced surfers. It is worth it for the novelty value alone, of riding wave alongside a plane as it floats in to land on the runway at the side of you.
A regular and predictable break, this is a gorgeous spot will suit everybody but the absolute beginners. It is undeveloped and unspoiled, and has an old style feel to it that just makes you want to relax and enjoy every minute of it.
Unlike its baby sister just down the road, this spot is only for the pros when it gets big. The scenery is fantastic, and quite frankly you can easily lose concentration just gazing at that as you ride the wave in.
Big wave surfing was born at this location, and it is still here today. Only experienced surfers need apply as this can be a fearsome wave, not very forgiving if you get it wrong. You really feel the power of nature here, and it will make you feel small.
This makes up part of the trinity of good waves around here, along with Chuns Reef and Jockos Point, so if conditions are right you’ll be able to join them together. It is for experienced surfers only and will take a good technical knowledge to get the most from it – it isn’t a wave you can just jump onto and hope.
Buzo is located in southern Spain in the Cadiz region. It is a popular tourist area with its large sandy beaches and close proximity to Cadiz itself. The area is renown for sailing and it also popular with surfers of all types and abilities. There is no season here with winter surfing being possible if you wear a thick wetsuit.
Vilassar de Mar is situated to the north of Barcelona on the north east coast of Spain and is well known for its local flower market, where carnations are widely grown and sold, as well as being a thriving tourist town. There is some sailing in the area as well as surfing of all types and for all abilities. There is no season here and winter surfing is possible with a thick wetsuit.
Puerto Olimpico or “Olympic Port” is located a short way north from Barceloneta. It was built up for the 1992 olympic games and now contains a stylish marina with some great sculptures along with a few posh restaurants and bars. It is popular with tourists and is a great place for sailing as well as being popular with expert surfers of all types. There is no season here and surfers can ride in the winter provided they are wearing a thick wetsuit.
Premia de Mar is located north east of Barcelona on the north east coast of Spain, looking out to the Mediterranean Sea. It is a popular tourist destination with holidaymakers using it as a quieter alternative to Barcelona. It is also widely used by surfers of all types and abilities.
There is no real season here with surfing being possible all year round if you are wearing a thick wetsuit.
Montgat is located some 10 kms north of Barcelona on the north east coast of Spain, looking out on to the Mediterranean Sea. It is a popular tourist town and also a great place for all types of surfing at all levels. There is no real season here with winter surfing being possible if you are wearing a thick wetsuit.
Mar Bella is a small sandy beach situated a little north of Barcelona looking out on the the Mediterranean Sea. It is actually an official naturist beach and also a good place to kitesurf. There is also some sailing in the area. There is no real season here and all round surfing is possible with a thick wetsuit.
Castelldefels is located about 20 kms south of Barcelona and is well known for its long sandy beach. It also straddles two very different ecological systems – the delta of the River Llobregat with its wetlands and reedbeds and the limestone uplands of the Garraf. It is a place for watersports, sunbathing or a quiet stroll. It is popular with all types of surfers at all levels, although kitesurfing is not allowed from June to September. The season is from April to September although off season is possible with a thick wetsuit.
Cabrera de Mar is located further north of Barcelona on the north east coast of Spain, looking out on to the Mediterranean Sea. It is popular with holiday makers during the summer and also a good place for sailing and for all types of surfing at all levels. The season is pretty much all year round.
Barceloneta is located right in the centre of Barcelona, northern Spain and is directly in front of the harbor. It is well known for its sandy beach and gained the status of best urban beach in the world and third best beach in the world, according to a documentary film on the Discovery Channel back in 2005. It is a popular spot for sailing and windsurfing and kitesurfing, for intermediate to expert level abilities. Kitesurfing is not allowed here during the summer months. The season is pretty much all year round.
Badalona is a port and city in eastern Catalonia in northern Spain, near to Barcelona. It is situated on the left bank of the small Besos River and on the Mediterranean Sea, and is flanked by the Sierra de la Marina mountain range. The spot is popular with sailors as well as surfers of all types and abilities. The season is pretty much all year round.