Kitesurfing... Speed & Airtime
I’ve never tried kitesurfing myself and, all things considered (family, kayak fishing, and aches and pains that never go away), I probably never will. But that doesn't stop me from marveling at the speed and airtime this new wave of windriders are getting in what seems to be the rage sport.
As it is for wind surfing, Kailua is a great place to pursue kitesurfing and, on every island, you’ll find decent to great windsurfing as well as kitesurfing. Most important is to know your wind directions, wave conditions, and bottom contours (reefs and depths).
Remember, for windsurfing and kitesurfing, sideshore winds are best for performance, onshore winds are the safest, and offshore winds can easily blow you out to sea!
Visit our Hawaii Beach Safety Tips"page for a quick overview of these factors and be sure to consult with Hawaii windsurfing and kitesurfing shop operators to determine where you’d have the most fun!
If you're looking to learn to windsurf or kitesurf there are many options. One I'd highly recommend is Endless Adventures Hawaii. They offer lessons in windsurfing and kitesurfing, as well as SUP (stand-up paddling) lessons and tours, and surfing lessons!