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Where to live and kite warm water everyday?

Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:38 pm
by michaljagniatkowski

beginning of 2018 I plan to spend 5 months in a remote tropical location suitable for kitesurfing, what spots would you recommend as worth doing some research on? my main criteria

- good wind, warm water
- stable, decent internet connection,
- would be really good if a place is somewhat developed and busy/touristy as I intend to travel solo and dont want to be stuck in a location thats super quiet and where not much happens

- bonus points if the place is in africa, is beautiful, has amazing wildlife, has waves to surf, has decent visa policy

also, i spent 2 years in asia and 2 in central america so ideally i would want to go somewhere new

my ideas so far

cabarete - seems like possibly it has it all, you can kite you can surf, looks like its quite popular travel destination and can get busy (maybe too busy?), thoughts on that?

looks like there are few other caribbean locations that can also be pretty attractive, barbados? antigua? havent looked much into how life would look in those and other places, if anyone has any experience they can share about carribean in general that would be great

but my dream destination would be somewhere in africa as its a continent i've never got the chance to visit and the wildlife there has to be amazing, the whole place i imagine must feel like a different world. trouble is that some epic kite locations seem like have really not much to offer beside kiting, at least in terms of everyday life. friends recommended me diani beach and paje in zanzibar and after looking up closely these seem very underdeveloped and simple places good for 2-4 weeks kite-intense holiday but could possibly feel boring to someone travelling solo staying there longer. also internet could be shitty
theres also cape town as one of the famous destinations for 'digital nomads' but kiting in wetsuit puts me off, plus they have 30 days visa policy so thats an inconvinience

all ideas and comments are very welcome, thanks

Re: Where to live and kite warm water everyday?

Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:02 am
by vanart
Hey michal,

I am with you on Zanzibar - looks sweet!

What about La Ventana or Los Barriles in Mexico I've spen 2 months there and planning to drive there soon again with vihicle fool of gears.
The season is from Nov to the end of March... Best wind I have ever seen.

Re: Where to live and kite warm water everyday?

Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:37 am
by gmb13
Hi dude,

Have you had a look at the Canary Islands?


Re: Where to live and kite warm water everyday?

Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:08 am
by wrogu
Cape Town.