Venezuela Kitesurfing - The Flat Water Island Archipelagos.
This Caribbean group of islands off the North coast of South America, make up the best Venezuela kitesurfing destinations. They all have gently sloping beaches with lagoon butter flat water and winds which really blow all year round. 'Consistent wind' is this place's middle name.
Venezuela Kitesurfing: Kitefacts Best winds: All year Wind Conditions: 15-30 knots Water Temp: Boardshorts/Bikini Water Type: Flat water riding delight Weather: dry, warm to hot Nightlife: mellow island life Languages: Mainly Spanish, but English is ok.
Coche Island kites
The Capital, Caracas is where you will arrive in Venezuela - it doesn't have a great tourist reputation, so its best to keep going to your destination - on to Margarita, Coche or Los Roques.
Margarita Margarita island is the biggest spot to head to. Porlamar airport on Margarita is the best to connect to as its be most developed of the islands here and most developed for kiteboarding. It has good places to learn or just go out and kite for the experienced kiter. Well stocked kiting stores are available and accommodation will also suit the budget or more affluent kiter.
Ilsa Coche Coche is pretty close to get to by boat of ferry from Margarita or fly direct from Caracas. Coche has really great flat water as you will see in the video below of Jeremie Tronet. The wind is offshore creating the flat conditions but rescue is available if needed. There are plenty of pousadas in to stay right on the beach in and other more upmarket accommodations too.
Los Roques Los Roques Archipelago is another group of islands north of the Capital Caracas about 200 miles northeast of Margarita. These islands have about 1500 permanent inhabitants living in Gran Roques mainly, and with no big hotel chains or anything that goes along with it, Los Roques is a little touch of heaven being so untouched. Los Roques is full of little islands and shimmering sandbars to explore for kiteboarding that you won't know where to start!
From Caracas, flying into Gran Roques can be tough and unpredictable getting flights but its worth the trip. Its a short 40 minute flight north from Caracas.
As a National Marine park since 1972 the tranquility of this place has been preserved and should remain unspoilt - many tourists come here to see the beauty of the untouched reefs. So go as an 'eco-kiter' and leave only your footprints in the sand and your stoke on the water!
There is awesome flat water here and other islands like Bird island to explore for kiting and are accessible for day trips.
Other Activities: As these islands aren't the most populated, things are a bit limited compared to the rest of the Caribbean. Enjoy the snorkelling over the shallow reefs, catch a boat ride and go swimming with the dolphins.
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Margarita and lsla Coche Margaita at El Yaque is very gusty as the wind comes over the mountain.
- Very choppy, no waves, nothing coming.
- Pressure to beginners from advanced …