The island of the Mediterranean, Cyprus has excellent conditions for water sports, including windsurfing and kitesurfing. These sports are getting more popular every year. Summer is considered to be the peak season for kite- and windsurfing, with westerly winds blowing the strongest from May to October. However, there are many days during summer months that are still and breathless. Moreover, summer is a beach season in Cyprus, thus some spots tend to be too crowded. Many professional kitesurfers in Cyprus prefer fall and winter months when east winds can blow at some 17–23 knots. The best time for windsurfing and kitesurfing in Cyprus also depends on the specific location.
Kitesurfing spots in Cyprus
There are quite a few kitesurfing spots close to Limassol. Paramali Beach and Advimou Beach are great locations to learn to kitesurf. Ladies Mile Beach and Curium Beach have smaller waves in the summer but big waves in the winter, since they are exposed to east winds. Closer to Larnaca, kitesurfers and windsurfers favor Mazotos, Pila, and Kitemed Beach.
Windsurfing spots in Cyprus
Windsurf shops are abundant in Larnaca and nearby destinations. The Nicosia Windsurfing Club offers windsurfing, kite surfing, and SUP lessons and rentals. Makenzy Beach in Larnaca is another popular spot for water sports with a school and equipment rental. East of Larnaca, Ayia Napa promises excellent windsurfing along a scenic coast.
In Paphos, windsurfing is popular at Helios Bay, Potima, Latchi, Polis, and Geroskipou Plage.