CABO VERDE – SAL ISLAND KITING – ALWAYS WIND – A PARADISE FOR KITERS

 General information about kiting in Cape Verde – SAL ISLAND

Cape Verde Listeni/ˌkeɪp ˈvɜrd/ (Portuguese: Cabo Verde, pronounced: [ˈkabu ˈveɾdɨ]), officially the Republic of Cabo Verde, is an island country spanning an archipelago of 10 volcanic islands in the central Atlantic Ocean. Located 570 kilometres (350 miles) off the coast of Western Africa in front of Senegal, the islands cover a combined area of slightly over 4,000 square kilometres (1,500 sq mi). Three (Sal, Boa Vista and Maio) are fairly flat, sandy and dry; the others generally rockier with more vegetation

  • Wind always constant and persistent
  • beaches for intermediate kiters and beaches with high waves for experts kiters
  • wind-conditionsand temperature even in winter  ideal
  • attention to who gets apartments: the main problem is the supply of water if you are not staying in organized structures (about 10 hotels)
  • Easy to rent equipment in the centers of Kite

The best kite spots

Santa Maria is located in the south of the island of Sal, is located in a bay where are the best spots placed on the tips of the bay.

  • Ponta Leme The conditions at this spot are best, most stable , the wind is not affected by the houses of the city, when it enters from the ground ( NE) . From the tip going all ‘ inside of the bay the water is flat.If you exit out of the tip of the bay , offshore you’ll find 4 meter waves where you can jump.
  • Ponta do Sino to get there by kite with two edges of slack or you have to use a pick-up service that will carry you and will come to resume at the end of the kite session, obviously you have to agree times and the amount to spend. This spot is for anyone who wants to wave , left waves , when the sea current comes from north -east, up to two meters , a lot of fun where you can try everything from surfing the waves or  just jumps.
  • Ponta Preta a mile on the southwest side of the island  (if you step to the beach is about 4 kilometers) , known for its right waves. You will find many Pro- Kiter. The Spot is very radical with waves between two and three meters that are formed just a few meters from the tip where there are rocks . Attention is easy to break the equipment !!

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annual WIND & WEATHER STATISTICS IN santa maria – sal – impressive !!!

Month
of year
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec SUM
01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 1-12
Wind
probability>= 4 Beaufort (%)
83

86

85

88

93

82

58

52

59

68

74

73

75

AverageWind
speed

(kts)

15

15

15

15

15

14

12

11

12

12

13

13

13

Average
air temp. (°C)
24
23
24
24
25
26
27
28
29
29
26
25
25
Wind
directionDistribution

June(%)

Wind direction distribution Santa Maria/Sal June

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