Cape Verde: the perfect winter windsurf location

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Cape Verde: the perfect winter windsurf location

10 paradise islands off the west coast of Africa make up the picturesque nation of Cape Verde. Offering a unique blend of cultures, landscapes, and attractions, Cape Verde is one of the best places for your windsurfing holiday this winter.


With direct short haul flights from the UK and most European destinations, Cape Verde is a dream to reach. The islands of Sal and Boa Vista offer fantastic windsurfing and are ideal for a short getaway or an easy trip with the family. With a sunny climate year round and reliable winds, Cape Verde is the best place to holiday if you are looking to escape the cold weather this winter!


Cape Verde also has a lot to offer non-windsurfing partners, friends or family members or for the odd day when there is no wind. Spend your days exploring the small fishing villages, frolicking in the warm waters at one of the endless array of beautiful beaches, or enjoy an exciting diving or hiking experience – there really is so much to keep everyone entertained.


At Planet Windsurf Holidays we work with two main islands in Cape Verde – named Sal and Boa Vista – which both offer fantastic windsurfing for all skill levels. We work with a number of hand-picked accommodation options in both places – from small locally run apartments to all-inclusive resorts. The Morabeza Hotel in Sal is one of our favourites – with a superb beach front location and the windsurf centre located just next door, this 4-star hotel is the perfect place to stay.


On the island of Sal, the very large bay area of Santa Maria offers plenty of space for training as well as some easy waves for novice windsurfers while more experienced windsurfers should head to Ponta Preta for its great wave!


At Boa Vista the flat water spot at Sal Rei is perfect for learning or improving your skills, while a wide variety of great wave spots can be found all over the island but the main wave area is based at the Boa Vista Iberostar Hotel. The best way to discover the best spots in Boa Vista is with a private guided 4×4 service where you will be taken to a new spot every day depending on the wind conditions and what you prefer. You can even enjoy a lunch barbeque on the beach when you eventually decide you need a break!


It is very important when booking a holiday to Cape Verde to find the right location for your level. The team at Planet are experts in travel to the Cape Verde islands and will ensure that you get the best hotel for your budget and windsurf needs, so contact us today to spend this winter on a windsurf holiday in Cape Verde.