When an adventure sport looks as impressive and high-octane as kitesurfing does to the uninitiated, it can be tough to know where to start when giving it a go for the first time. Well, aside from taking on the help of a qualified instructor, you can help yourself by picking one of the best kitesurfing spots for beginners, that is, one which has conditions which make it easier to learn.
Here are our recommendations of kitesurfing spots for beginners, which will most commonly be those with a calm, shallow teaching area such as a sheltered bay or lagoon. These areas also often have less in the way of obstacles around, namely swimmers, beach goers and other kitesurfers, giving you the space you need to progress. Big waves and deep water are best saved until you have advanced above true beginner level, as are gusty wind conditions – less strong, more consistent winds are more conducive to progression.