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Singapore is not a typical destination for wind sports. However, it's surrounded by water and has a warm climate. So naturally, many enthusiasts are practicing both windsurfing and kitesurfing on the island-state. The good wind arrives in Singapore with Southwest Monsoon during June-September. However, the best conditions come with Northeast Monsoon from December to March.
Singapore has three clubs specializing in windsurfing located along East Coast Park: People's Association Water-Ventur, Constant Wind Sea Sports Centre, and Aloha Sea Sports Centre. These clubs have rentals, facilities to store sail and board and provide lessons for beginners. Waterfront East Coast Park is Singapore's favorite venue for relaxation and various kinds of sports.
Kitesurfing is also popular at East Coast Park. There is no rental for kitesurfing equipment, but some things are available for purchase. Singapore requires kiters to get a license and register with the Kitesurfing Association Singapore (KAS). Kiting is allowed at East Coast Sea Sports Club, Sunset Bay at East Coast Park, and Bedok Jetty near the East Coast Lagoon Food Village. Changi Beach is a popular spot for experienced kitesurfers, but beginners are not allowed to kite there due to strong currents.
What is the ideal time of the year to practice kitesurfing and windsurfing in Singapore?
In Singapore, the perfect months to practice kitesurfing and windsurfing are December to March or June to September as these months have optimal wind conditions due to the Northeast and Southwest Monsoons. However, these sports are dependent on weather and wind conditions, so conditions may fluctuate on a day-to-day basis. Show more
What locations in Singapore host windsurfing and kitesurfing clubs?
East Coast Park in Singapore has three windsurfing clubs, namely People's Association Water-Ventur, Constant Wind Sea Sports Centre and Aloha Sea Sports Centre. Kitesurfers can enjoy their sport at East Coast Sea Sports Club, Sunset Bay (located within East Coast Park) and Bedok Jetty near the East Coast Lagoon Food Village. Changi Beach is another popular spot for more seasoned kiters. Show more
What options are available for renting windsurfing equipment in Singapore?
People's Association Water-Ventur, Constant Wind Sea Sports Centre, and Aloha Sea Sports Centre are some clubs in East Coast Park, Singapore that offer windsurfing lessons, rentals and storage for sails and boards. Windsurfers seeking equipment can also explore numerous rental shops located around the park. Show more
Where can kitesurfing equipment be bought in Singapore?
While there are not numerous rental facilities for kitesurfing equipment in Singapore, some equipment is available for purchase from shops such as Xtreme Sports, located at East Coast Park. Air & Water, Kitesurfing Singapore and Siksin Surf Singapore are some online stores that offer a diversity of kitesurfing gear for purchase. Show more
What reasons result in the restriction of kitesurfing spots in Singapore?
To ensure the safety of kitesurfers, spots for kitesurfing in Singapore are restricted. To be allowed to kite, kiters must receive a license after registering with the Kitesurfing Association Singapore (KAS). Strong currents make Changi Beach an unsuitable spot for beginners to kite, whilst Bedok Jetty and Sunset Bay offer shallow waters and East Coast Sea Sports Club has limited space, so prior booking is essential. Show more