Brombachsee is split into two lakes aptly called “big” and “small”. Water sport enthusiasts generally head for the Grosse (big) Brombachsee which is just under 13 kms in length. It is mainly used by wind and kite surfers and indeed sailors of intermediate and professional abilities. Brombachsee can get fairly busy during the height of the summer, so the best times to go are spring and autumn, although there is no particular season here. However, if you like your surfing a little less packed it might be better during the week.
Ahrenshoop is a small seaside town that sits on the Baltic shoreline a short ferry ride away from the Swedish mainland. It attracts its fair share of water sport enthusiasts, especially wind surfers, kite surfers and surfers of expert or professional levels. This is definitely not a spot for novices due to the strong currents and the wave breakers that spread out from the beach. The season is from March to November, with spring and autumn months being better suited.
Translating as Canoe Beach, this has long been a popular watersports area and now you get surfers, windsurfers and kiters out alongside the canoes. Conditions are easy for all, so beginners are welcome, and it’s got a good atmosphere.
This is a pure kitesurfing beach, but it’s good for all experience levels. As usual on Hawaii, it’s in fantastic surroundings and has an easy, laid back atmosphere that makes coming here a pleasure rather than hard work.
This is a good big wave spot that should only see experts out on it, or those with some sort of desire to be pounded and half-drowned. For those who can manage it, it’s a great place to be and offers consistent conditions that are good for surfers, windsurfers and kitesurfers alike.
As its alternative name of Kite Beach suggests, this is a great spot for kitesurfers although you’ll often find windsurfers out on the water too. It isn’t for novices though as the launch can be difficult.
Popular with surfers due to the big waves that can be found here, this is also a decent spot for kitesurfing and windsurfing. It needs a bit of experience to handle though, so it isn’t really suitable for beginners.
Sylt is the largest and most northerly of Germany's North Sea Islands and is joined to the mainland by the Hindenburg Causeway. It is regarded by many as one of the places to go and be seen and has plenty to offer everyone. Buhne Kampen is situated on the north west coast of Sylt and enjoys fairly constant surf but challenging conditions make it only suitable for intermediate to experienced surfers. The season runs from April to November.
Ahlbeck is located on the south east coast of the Island of Usedom and Poland is just a stone's throw away. In fact, many German tourists attracted by the cheap prices cross the border to visit the large outdoor market which stretches almost to Swinemuende. Ahlbeck is popular with surfers of all type and sailors with the season running from April to November.
Wilhelmshaven is an ocean spot with fairly consistent conditions, It is used by surfers, and windsurfers alike, however because of its sporadic gusty wind , it is not recommended for kitesurfers. This spot is best in the spring and autumn as the beach can get packed with tourists in the height of the summer.
Falkensteiner Strand is a small bay on the Kieler Forde which is the main ferry route to Sweden. It offers a great place for kite surfers, windsurfers and sailors of all levels to come and hone their skills. There is no particular season here and it is possible to surf all year round. It does however have a restricted area in the summer for tourists.
Haffkrug is just one of a selection of surfing spots in the Lubecker Bucht region of Northern Germany. Facing out onto the Baltic Sea it offers good conditions for wind, kite and surfers alike of all levels and abilities. Facilities here are good, and although there is no particular season, the beach does get pretty busy with tourists in the height of summer so swimming zones are set up and there are fees to access the beach.
Schwansee sits on a natural inlet that has been carved out of the coast by the Baltic Sea. Due to its close proximity to Denmark and Sweden this is a popular spot for water sport enthusiasts. It is a good spot for windsurfers, kite surfers, surfers and sailing enthusiasts of all levels and abilities. The season is mainly April to November.
Sierksdorf sits on the edge of the Baltic coast about 40 minute's drive from Neustadt. It is best used by kite surfers and wind surfers of intermediate and expert abilities because of the wave breakers and groynes that are scattered around. There is no particular season, although it is recommended that you stay vigilant in the summer as the beach can get packed with tourists looking for a bit of sun.
Situated on a stretch of coast where the estuary meets the Baltic Sea Travemeunde is popular with surfers, kite surfers and windsurfers. The main season is April to October but be aware that during the summer months swimming zones are set up. It is best used by surfers of intermediate and expert abilities. There are also time restrictions.
Neuhof is situated on the Island of Rugen and lies on the Grosser Jasmunder Bodden which a kind of flat lagoon consisting of a mixture of freshwater tributaries and salt water from the Baltic Sea which makes it suitable for surfers of all abilities and yachters. The season runs from April to November although it can be extended if you don't mind the cold of the winter.
Surfers, windsurfers and kitesurfers all vie for space on this gorgeous little beach on the northwest of the island. Beginner surfers will be fine here, but kite surfers need a bit of experience to handle the small beach and the crowds that go with it.
Kiters and windsurfers will both be seen out here, and it’s ok for all ability levels. The area is in the Makena State Park, and the surroundings are just awesome – once out on the water and looking back towards the shore, you’ll wonder why you bother with ugly cityscapes elsewhere.
Everybody and their dog seems to head here, as it’s a good spot for everything and is easy so even beginners can have a fun day out here. It has a good atmosphere and everybody just seems to get on with it, unlike many other popular mainland spots where it gets a bit territorial.
This might not be the best kiting and windsurfing spot in Hawaii, but it’s still better than many other places and well worth visiting if you are in the area. It’s suitable for intermediate levels and above.
On the northwest of Big Island, this is suitable or intermediate or better kitesurfers and windsurfers. The atmosphere is good and the locals are friendly, so check with them for advice before heading out.