It isn’t a big wave here, but then you’re in Alaska and have to what you get and be grateful for it. Actually, it’s not a bad spot and it provides a decent break, right by the city, and it’s suitable for all experience levels.
You usually find lighthouses in places that are difficult to handle, but in this case the area is suitable even for beginners as long as they don’t go out too far. Kitesurfers and windsurfers both find this to be a decent spot
Philorth is a village situated close to Fraserburgh and is used by all types of water sports enthusiasts, particularly, surfers, windsurfers and kite surfers. Like most places in the north east the prime season runs from October to April. Because of its fairly gentle conditions it can be used by beginners and experienced alike.
Pennan is a tiny fishing hamlet situated in the Moray Firth. It is mainly used by surfers and windsurfers of all levels. Parking isn’t normally a problem; however it does get busy in the height of the summer as the village is one long seafront. Best season is October to April
This is a good all round centre for all types of water sports including windsurfing, kite surfing and catamaranning. On the whole the conditions are flat water and the sailors and locals are very friendly.
This place has it all, and whether you are into surfing, windsurfing, catamaran sailing or kitesurfing the conditions will suit. Simply put, if you’re in the area you’d be stupid to miss out on a trip here, and lack of experience is no barrier either as it’s a big, safe area.
This is a classic windsurfing location with good wind and water in beautiful surroundings. Kiters can come out here, but only during quiet times - kite surfing is not possible at weekends due to the large number of swimmers.
This is an excellent place for all abilities of wind and kite surfer, as it provides great conditions with well thought out facilities. If all places were this friendly and well thought out, we’d be laughing.
There aren’t very many kiting or windsurfing spots that are away from the coast in Alaska, but this is one of them and it’s suitable for those with a bit of experience. It’s a freshwater lake and it’s fantastically isolated, just you, the water and the land in sight.
Just a bit further west than the Dutch Harbor spot, this is good for intermediate and better windsurfers and kiters. It’s a nice friendly spot in some of the most spectacular surroundings you are ever likely to see., and it’s within easy reach of a couple of other places if it doesn’t take your fancy.
There are some places that make you feel you’re the only person on the water for miles around, and some where you really are the only person for miles around. This is one of the latter, and it’s a good spot for windsurfing or kiting, though it isn’t suitable for beginners.
By Alaskan standards, this is a small bay looking across to the built up area of Valdez city. By almost everyone else’s standards, this is a wide open space in a beautiful bay, with just the line of a small city across from you. It’s a kiting and windsurfing spot, and everyone from beginners up can find it a good place to be.
This beach is right where Mineral Creek meets the river, and as with most Alaskan places it feels wild and remote although the town of Valdez is only a short drive away. It’s a place for both kitesurfing and windsurfing, though it isn’t suitable for beginners.
Also known as Gustafson Spit, this is just at the south end of Homer Airport and is suitable for kiters and windsurfers who are intermediate level and better. It’s an enclosed bay and provides consistent wind.
Alaska has to be one of the last unspoilt wilderness areas in the USA, if not the world, and coming here for the stunning scenery alone is well worth the trip. Of course, if you’d rather kite instead of stare at the scenery, this river mouth provides a good location for intermediate and experienced kiters.
Also known as ‘Guards’ by the locals, this is a very consistent spot but the waves are heavy and can be dangerous if you aren’t experienced enough to manage them. Beginners just shouldn’t even think about it, unless they like being dragged ashore and having the water pumped out of them.
This is gorgeous spot for surfing, right in the heart of the National Seashore or, if you prefer, the High Dune Wilderness. It’s suitable for everyone and frankly with scenery like this you can forgive it not having the best surfing in the area.
This is a nice beginners surfing beach, in a location that’s a bit quieter than most other Long Island spots. It’s at its most consistent in the fall, but spring and summer are also decent times to be out here.