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Kitesurfing and Windsurfing in Cyprus

In Cyprus, you can enjoy warm water year-round and occasional strong winds

Best time: May–October (all year round)

Kitesurfing and Windsurfing
Kitesurfing and Windsurfing
Kitesurfing and Windsurfing
Kitesurfing and Windsurfing
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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.

Practical info

What is the best time of year for kitesurfing and windsurfing in Cyprus?

Cyprus is known for its peak season of kite- and windsurfing, which is from May to October when westerly winds are at their strongest. Experienced kitesurfers, however, prefer the fall and winter months when there are easterly winds blowing at 17-23 knots. The perfect time for kitesurfing and windsurfing in Cyprus also varies depending on the location. Show more

Which kitesurfing locations near Limassol are considered the best?

Paramali Beach and Advimou Beach are two of the best kitesurfing locations near Limassol that offer unrivaled experiences. Paramali Beach is found on the southwestern coast of the island and has placid and shallow waters, ideal for beginner-level kitesurfers. Advimou Beach, which is situated adjacent to Pissouri Village, has consistent wind conditions, thus, suitable for both novice and experienced riders. Show more

What times of year will kitesurfers experience bigger waves at Ladies Mile Beach and Curium Beach?

Bigger waves can be expected in the winter around Ladies Mile Beach and Curium Beach with east winds being quite prominent. As early as November to December, the east winds can start blowing, culminating in January and February with 16-20 knots on average. Bigger waves can also be experienced in the fall and spring when the weather occasionally strengthens gusts of wind. Show more

Where can one find windsurf shops as well as other equipment rentals and lessons in Larnaca and nearby?

Windsurf shops are ubiquitous in Larnaca and nearby areas like the Makenzy Beach and Nicosia Windsurfing Club. The Nicosia Windsurfing Club offers instructions and rental options for windsurfing, kite surfing, and SUP. Makenzy Beach has a school that provides lessons and equipment rental and is also a frequented spot for water sports. Show more

Which spots in Paphos are considered the best for windsurfing?

The most outstanding windsurfing locations in Paphos are Helios Bay, Potima, Latchi, Geroskipou Plage, and Polis. Helios Bay has consistent wind and remarkable waves, which makes it an excellent option for experienced riders. Potima is perfect for newbies, providing opportunities to engage in the sport with flat and shallow waters. Latchi is considered a mecca for freestyle and slalom windsurfing boasting fantastic conditions. Geroskipou Plage, on the other hand, is perfect for beginners and intermediate-level riders due to the excellent waves and consistent onshore wind, while Polis offers excellent wind conditions and crystal-clear flat water. Show more

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