Best time to visit Cyprus

Surfing

Catch the wind and ride a Mediterranean wave

No matter your level of proficiency in surfing, visiting Cyprus will inspire you to accept the challenge from the sea and stand up on a surfboard.

Cyprus weather is suitable for surfing almost throughout the whole year, but if you want to be sure that winds are blowing the right way, schedule the trip for autumn or spring, namely March and November. This is when the West and North coasts of the island receive excellent exposure to all Mediterranean swells.

Kitesurfing and windsurfing are also quite popular thanks to a strong southwest wind. If you are a beginner, it's better to try it in the summer when the wind is more steady. However, in the summer you are not allowed to kitesurf in public beaches, only in special areas. The wind during the colder months is more sporadic, varying from 17knts up to 23knts. But the beaches are deserted, prices are much lower and the sea is still warm so many kitesurfers and windsurfers prefer the colder season.

Depending on your experience, there are several spots you can choose from. Beginners are recommended to learn surfing near the gentle Venus Beach, where waves are usually measured between one and two meters. For intermediate surfers Helios Beach would be the most suitable with its 50 to 300 meter long waves. In case you are more than confident in your abilities, then head towards the West coast to Cripplers Beach. You will get there your dose of adrenaline.

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