Just to the south-east of Honolulu, this can be something of a fickle spot but is excellent when it fires. It is good for surfers, windsurfers and kite surfers, although conditions are probably too challenging for beginners.
This spot is found in a little bay just the north-west of Kahului, and is popular with kite surfers of windsurfers who are intermediate level and better. It's close to all the major facilities including the airport, but it still feels like you are out in a country location.
This spot is in a very picturesque area on the north-east coast of Maui in a place that forms part of a wetlands nature reserve. Kite surfers and wind surfers come here though they need to be intermediate level or better to get the most out of the spot.
This is another of those Hawaiian spots that is shared by surfers, windsurfers and kite surfers alike, although kiters need to have a bit of experience to come here because of the small beach. It has a good atmosphere and is close to town, right in the northern part of Lahaina in fact.
This area sits right in the shadow of the volcanoes on the north-west coast of Maui. The view alone is worth the trip, but when conditions are right you'll find kitesurfers, surfers and windsurfers out here on what can be big waves.
This is something of an unusual spot, as it is located right in the site of a lagoon which is an ancient Hawaiian fish pond. Kiters and windsurfers make the trip here, though they need to be intermediate or better to be able to use it safely and get the most out of it.
This sweetly named spot is just northeast of Kahului, and it is one of a sucesion of good beaches along this part of the coast. You can surf, windsurf and kitesurf here, though a bit of experience is necessary for kiters as the space is limited.
This is a place for everyone, kiters, surfers and windsurfers, and no experience is necessary. As with much of Hawaii, once out on the water you’ll be treated to some spectacular views of the coastline and some excellent deep blue water.
This is a useful little spot just to the South end of Lahaina. It is suitable for windsurfers and surfers of all abilities, while kite surfers will need a little bit of experience before coming here because of the narrow beach.
This is a big wave spot especially popular with surfers but also useable by kiters and windsurfers. It’s easy for surfers and windsurfers and no real experience is required, but kiters need to be experts and able to handle themselves.
Another Hawaiian spot for all water lovers, this catches the winds and currents that come round the northern end of the island. It’s a got a good atmosphere and all types of surfer mingle happily here.
Xantener Suedsee is a lake spot, situated near the town of Xanten in the district of North Rhine Westphalia. It is a very popular spot for kite and windsurfers of all abilities and the lake is also a place that attracts yachts and chartered boats. You do have to pay to use the lake here and there are also restrictions during the summer months.
Fahrensodde is an ocean spot that nestles in a craggy inlet carved out by the Baltic Sea. It is within spitting distance of the Danish border and is incredibly popular with kite surfers, windsurfers and yachters alike. It does get very crowded in the summer so the best months to surf are spring and autumn. It is possible to park on the sail making ground during the day; however there is a small charge. Avoid the swimming zones.
Eurosee is a large lake spot that is very popular with kite surfers and windsurfers of intermediate and expert ability. There are restricted zones as well as some time restrictions which apply here. The winds here can be pretty gusty so it is not really for beginners. There is ample parking right on the grassy stretch that surrounds the lake.
Daenisch Nienhof is located on Germany's north coast looking out towards the Baltic Sea and is popular with both tourists and surfers of all abilities. The season runs mainly from April to November although off season is possible if you are fully suited and booted.
Busum is a fishing and tourist town situated on the north east coast of germany looking out towards the north sea. It is very popular with windfsurfers and kitesurfers and a lot of sailing also takes place in the area. The season runs mainly from April to November.
Aschau is located in Bavaria, Germany looking out on to the Eckernforder Bucht and is a popular destinatinion all year round with ski-ing in the winter and surfing and sailing mainly through April toNovember, although off season is possible with a thick wetsuit, gloves, shoes and mask.
Wittduen Badebuch is located at the far south of the Island just south of the harbor. There is a large lagoon with plenty of room for everyone and is very popular with surfers of all abilities as the winds work well in all directions. The season runs pretty much all year round, although the winters are cold.
Wittdun is located at the southerly point of the Island and serves as the Island's ferry terminal. The town is busy, as with most ferry terminals, and the beach is popular with holidaymakers and experienced surfers. The season is pretty much all year round as long as you are suited and booted accordingly in the cold .
Norddorfer Strand is situated near the northern tip of the Island of Amrum in the North Sea. It is popular with surfers of all abilities due to its combination of shallow waters and strong winds. Watersports are possible during the winter, making this season all year round for this spot.
Amrum is the smallest of the North Frisian Islands laying off the North Sea coast of Germany and is a haven for many endangered plants and animals. It relies on tourism for its main income and is also popular with all types of surfers of all abilities thanks to its shallow waters and good waves. The season is practically all year round.
Bywater Bay is a sheltered little place that has been formed where the water has almost, but not quite, carved its way through the land to create a new island. The resulting channel is good for kitesurfers and windsurfers of all ability levels and it has a nice helpful atmosphere for beginners.
This is a nice secluded spot for both windsurfers and kitesurfers, and takes advantage of the wind and currents that are funnelled up past Vashon Island. It’s suitable for intermediate levels or better and is a place that really feels like you are away from the city and back to nature.
Intermediate and better kitesurfers and windsurfers will find this a good place to take advantage of the winds and currents that come together around the point that juts out into Puget Sound. From here, you’ll get some fantastic views of both downtown Seattle or, if you prefer nature, the Olympic Mountains.
The regulars here know this place as Perfect Peaks, and once you see it is easy to see why. Although it is for experienced surfers only, it gives big, consistent waves that offer a good challenge and a great day out.