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Traveler’s Guide to Kitesurfing in BVI

November 21, 2023 | The Aerial, BVI

Steady trade winds, pristine beaches, and calm turquoise waters make the British Virgin Islands ideal for kitesurfing. For these reasons and others, the BVI is considered a paradise for an array of action-packed watersports.

In the British Virgin Islands, kitesurfing is a must-do activity for anyone looking for an active vacation, regardless of experience level. So, if you’re looking for an unforgettable watersports experience in a tropical paradise, consider taking kitesurfing lessons in the BVI.

What Is Kitesurfing?

Kitesurfing, or kiteboarding, is a wind-powered water sport that combines surfing, paragliding, and wakeboarding components to propel a rider across the water. It consists of a board and a kite to help you glide across the water while harnessing the power of the wind. 

With some self-assurance, you can begin to ride your board across the water and execute jumps, spins, and fast maneuvers. Kitesurfing calls for skill, balance, control, and the ability to navigate waves in motion. It’s a high-intensity sport for any individual who appreciates a heart-pumping and action-packed experience. 

Why Go Kitesurfing in the BVI? 

Due to the region’s warm climate, beautiful beaches, minimal ocean swell, and steady cross-shore winds, adventure seekers worldwide come to the BVI to experience kitesurfing. Flat waters and gentle wave activity in many areas around the islands make the BVI a kiteboarding paradise. 

The BVI is perfect for novice and expert riders due to its consistent trade winds. The windiest month in the BVI is July, with average hourly wind speeds of 16 miles per hour. The calmest month is October, with average hourly wind speeds of 12 miles per hour.

The BVI is also fortunate to have a year-round tropical climate. The island’s warm but pleasant months are December through March when the average daily temperature is around 26 °C (79 °F). May through October, the weather heats up, and daily temperature averages are around 29 °C (84 °F). These temperatures are perfect for slipping into your swimming gear and getting out on the sea.

Best Places to Kiteboard in the British Virgin Islands

There are kitesurfing spots in the British Virgin Islands that are suitable for all skill levels. From the flat and calm waters of Anegada, located 12 miles north of Virgin Gorda, to the more challenging conditions in places like Sandy Spit, there are places for every kitesurfer to enjoy.

Many wellness resorts, including our health and wellness resort on Buck Island, provide exclusive access to some of the best spots in the Caribbean for kitesurfing and later soaking up the benefits of a saltwater infinity pool.

If you are looking for a release of dopamine and a fun water adventure, the following are some of the most well-known kitesurfing spots in the British Virgin Islands: 


Anyone will tell you that Anegada offers some of the best conditions in the world for kitesurfing. The north shore of Anegada, where the Anegada Beach Club is located, is the perfect place for kitesurfing, especially for beginners. 

Beginner riders may also want to check out Keel Point, as the flat water is excellent for practicing new tricks. More advanced riders can head out to the reefs in search of waves. 

Either way, calm waters, long stretches of sandy beaches, and a beautiful secluded location make Anegada the perfect place to focus on nothing else but the Caribbean Sea and your board. To reach Anegada, visitors will generally take a boat or ferry from Tortola.

Eustatia Island Beach

On the outskirts of the protected Eustatia Sound, steady east-northeast trade winds and calm waters make Eustatia Island Beach an excellent destination for beginner to intermediate kitesurfers. 

Located to the northeast of Virgin Gorda and accessible only by boat, this spot offers kitesurfing conditions that are tide-independent alongside postcard-perfect beaches. This is one kitesurfing spot not to be missed.

Sandy Spit 

Beautiful Sandy Spit Island, located off the small island of Jost Van Dyke, provides excellent kitesurfing conditions. The offshore wind makes this spot ideal for intermediate to advanced riders. Also, since kitesurfing at Sandy Spit doesn’t depend on the tide, kitesurfing riders can enjoy a whole day of kitesurfing bliss. 

One small tip: Sandy Spit is known to get crowded with boats and beachgoers toward the middle of the morning and afternoon. It’s best, therefore, to plan a kitesurfing trip early in the morning or late in the day.

North Sound Virgin Gorda

Perfect wind and gorgeous ocean views make Virgin Gorda’s North Sound a popular destination for kitesurfing. It also is a great place for both novice and experienced riders because of its steady northeast trade winds and serene shallow waters, which are protected by the Eustatia Reef from west to east. 

Located on the northern tip of Virgin Gorda and considered one of the most beautiful regions of the Caribbean, this is a great spot for kitesurfing enthusiasts and also a great area to enjoy watersports of all kinds.

BVI Beach for Kite Surfing

Rejuvenate and Reconnect

Kitesurfing is a great way to connect to nature and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the British Virgin Islands. It is also an excellent activity for getting your heart pumping in a challenging but fun way. 

Those looking for a little more action after a day basking below the coco palms on the beautiful beaches of the British Virgin Islands can head out for a kitesurfing session or two. Whether you are an expert or a novice, a slice of kitesurfing paradise awaits you in the BVI!