Loissin is located on the Baltic coast of northern Germany and is popular with tourists as well as being a great spot for windsurfers and kitesurfers. The area is also widely used for sailing. The season is mainly from April to November although off season is possible with a thick wetsuit, gloves, mask and shoes.
Kuehlungsborn is a seaside resort on the Baltic coast of north Germany and is also the largest spa resort in Mecklenburg. It has an elongated beach and a promenade and is very pouplar with holiday makers. The area is well know for its sailing and it is a good spot for surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing, being suitable for all levels of ability. The season runs mainly from April to November although off season is possible if you are fully booted and suited.
Kaegsdorf is located on the Baltic coast of north Germany and is popular wih tourists. The area is also widely used for sailing as well as kite surfing, windsurfing and surfing. The season runs mainly from April to November but all season is possible if you wear a thick wetsuit, gloves, mask and shoes.
Hohen-Wieschendorf or High Wieschendorf is located on the beautiful natural Baltic coast of north Germany and is becoming increasingly popular with tourists due to its lovely beaches and good summer weather. The area is widely used for sailing as well as for all types of surfing. Its shallow waters make it suitable for all levels of ability. There is no real season here although the winters are very cold.
Graal-Mueritz is located on the north coast of Germany and is a great spot for sailing as well as for surfing, wind surfing and kite surfing. It also gets very crowded in the summer months with beach goers. It is a spot best suited to experts as there are lots of wave breakers. The season is practically all year round, although you do need to be fully suited and booted in the cold winter months.
Gahlkow is located on the northern coast of Germany looking out onto the Baltic Sea and is a popular spot for sailing and kitesurfing and wind surfing of all abilities. The surfing season runs from April to October although off season is possible with a thick wetsuit, mask, gloves and shoes.
Eckwardenhoerne sits on the Jadebusen (The jade Estuary) that has been carved out by the North Sea. It is a popular place for sailing and surfing. In recent times this place has been closed to wind and kite surfers. It is not a good spot for beginners because of the wave breakers placed at various intervals along the beach. The season runs from April to October and in June, the Jadebusen holds a tall ships regatta which gets very crowded so restrictions apply. There is parking available, but it can be limited.
This is another Ana Moana spot that will appeal to all levels of surfing experience. It is likely to be a challenge for beginners who may find the overheads hard to manage, but everyone else will find it to be a good fun spot.
Surfer, kitesurfers and windsurfers all enjoy coming out here. It is a nice little wave suitable for all ability levels, and while it might not present a challenge to anyone except outright beginners it is still a fun place to be.
This is a very consistent spot suitable for all levels of experience and is found in the south west corner of Honolulu. Access isn’t easy, but if you're willing to make the effort you will find it is a solitary spot where you can surf all day without any hassle.
Named because it sits right in front of the largest concession stand in Ala Moana, this is a spot for experienced surfers only. It is close to a few other good spots and you’ll find a mixture of locals and tourists out surfing.
This is a spot for everybody, experienced or not, and as it is in Honolulu you will find the crowds to be a mixture of locals and tourists. It has a good friendly atmosphere and is a worthwhile place to spend a day.
This is a big wave spot that suits professionals or those with little or no sense of self-preservation. You need to be technically very good to ride here, as the wave wedges against the wall of the takeoff point, but if you are capable enough it is a cracking place to be.
Simssee is a small lake in Bavaria located between Rosenheim and the much larger Chiemsee. It has its own sailing club and is also popular with wind and kitesurfers of all abilities. There is no real season here although warm sunny days in July and August are probably best avoided as the spot gets jam packed with visitors.
Fohr is the second largest of the Frisian Islands located in the province of Schleswig-Holstein lying just off the North West coast of Germany. This whole area is a Mecca for water sports enthusiasts such as sailors, surfers, kite surfers and wind surfers of all levels and abilities and Nieblum is no exception. There is no real season here, but be aware that it does attract crowds from April right through to October. So you might need to fight for your spot. There is plenty of parking at the beach, although there may well be a fee during the height of the season.
Located on the western tip of the Island of Fohr, this spot is a popular destination for sailors, windsurfers and kite surfers alike, of all levels and abilities. There is no real season here, but like most spots on the Island, it does get pretty crowded during the height of the summer. There is plenty of parking close to the beach, but parking fees are in place during April to September.
Wyk South Beach sits on the south western tip of the island of Fohr. It is a popular spot for wind surfers, kite surfers and sailors of all abilities. There is no real season here but like most beaches on this island, it does get pretty crowded during the summer months. The best months for water sports are from March to May and September through to November.
This fantastic lake spot is situated in Southern Bavaria close to the Austrian border. It is a reasonably popular spot for kite and wind surfers alike of all abilities, although it does get extremely crowded with tourists and bathers in the summer. Therefore it is probably best to avoid this area during the height of the season the best times to go are spring and autumn when the crowds have gone. If you can go on a weekday rather than a weekend, then you may be able to pick your spot.
Ambach is on the east side of Lake Starnberger and is a popular tourist destination. There is a lot of sailing and fishing in the area as well as it being a good spot for windsurfers and kitesurfers. There is no real season here although the summer months get very crowded and are probably best avoided.
Feldafing is on the west shore of the Starberger See and is directly opposite Rose Island. There is a ferry service operating from Feldafing to historic Rose Island from May to October. Feldafing is used by windsurfers and kite surfers and its shallow waters make it a great spot for beginners although it is only worth going here when easterly winds are blowing. There is no real season although the summer months are very crowded and probably best avoided.
Starnberger See is Germany's fourth largest lake situated in Bavaria and is widely used as a recreational area for the nearby city of Munich. The lake is about 21 kms from north to south with a width of around 3.5 km and is popular with windsurfers, kitesurfers and sailors alike. There is no real season here although summer gets packed with holiday makers and kitesurfing is best avoided at those times.
This is strictly a beginner’s wave, and you don't find many of those in Hawaii. It is very consistent, and is a decent place to learn to surf although access to it is limited. It has a good atmosphere and everybody is here to learn.
This is an epic big wave spot, with perfect peaks and huge barrelling waves. You will often see photographers out here, taking snaps of the pro's as they hit some of the best waves Hawaii has to offer.
This is a nice little spot that is suitable for all surfers, including beginners. Unlike its more famous and more challenging big sister Makapuu, this is in a sheltered cove which means the waves are much easier to handle.