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Surfing, Kitesurfing, and Windsurfing in Goa

Add some more excitement to your vacation, surfing ocean waves

Surfing, Kitesurfing, and Windsurfing
Surfing, Kitesurfing, and Windsurfing
Surfing, Kitesurfing, and Windsurfing

Goa's waves aren't extremely high or very strong like in Australia or Hawaii, but they are stable—from one to three meters. This is a perfect place for beginners. The best place to try some surfing is between Arambol and Calangute and the most suitable time is from April till May. This destination is also known to be a good spot for kite surfers and is suitable for riders of all skill levels. Some other famous kite surfing spots in Goa include Morjim, Arambol, and Ashwem beaches which mainly attract tourists during the dry winter season from October till April.

Wind surfing is also quite popular in Goa. If you are a beginner, you'll be comfortable at Dona Paula beach. This is an ideal location with calm seas and light winds. The best time for wind surfing is in the morning, as the afternoon winds are stronger and attract more experienced windsurfers. Best places for windsurfing can be found on Vagator Beach, Calangute Beach, Palolim Beach, and Baga Beach. The best season for this activity runs from January to March.

Practical info

When should travelers plan to visit Goa in order to surf, kitesurf, and windsurf?

For surfing, the best time of the year to visit Goa is during the summer months from April until May. This is when the waves are the most stable. Kitesurfers should visit during the dry period of October to April. Wind surfers should visit during the best season which is from January to March, preferably in the morning when the wind is less turbulent making it the best option for beginners. Show more

Which are the recommended locations in Goa for surfing, kitesurfing, and windsurfing beginners?

Arambol and Calangute beaches are popular spots for surfing beginners, while Morjim, Arambol, and Ashwem beaches are frequented by kitesurfers of all experience levels. For beginners who want to try windsurfing, Dona Paula is ideal due to its calm seas and gentle winds. Experienced windsurfers, should consider visiting Vagator Beach, Calangute Beach, Palolim Beach, and Baga Beach which have impressive winds ideal for the sport. Show more

What is the average wave height in Goa for surfing season?

Unlike Hawaii or Australia, the waves in Goa are stable, and not too high, making them appropriate for beginner surfers. They average between one to three meters high. Waves are consistent and hit a sandy bottom which adds an extra layer of safety for visitors seeking an enjoyable and worry-free surfing experience. Show more

What are the most sought after beaches for kitesurfing in Goa, and which season is best to undertake the activity?

Morjim, Arambol, and Ashwem beaches are the most popular beaches for kitesurfing in Goa. Typically, between October and April is the best time to engage in this exhilarating sport. During the dry season in this period, travelers can expect steady, mild breezes of about 15 knots with warm water. The scenic views and various photo opportunities along these beaches are also an added attraction for tourists. Show more

What is the best time of day for windsurfing in Goa and what are the top locations for the activity?

The morning is the best time for windsurfing in Goa since the winds are less turbulent and more manageable for beginners. Dona Paula is a great location for beginner windsurfers because of its gentle, calm seas and light winds. Experienced windsurfers, on the other hand, should consider visiting Vagator Beach, Calangute Beach, Palolim Beach, and Baga Beach because of the high winds that can be encountered. Show more

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