Our Top 10 Winter Windsurf Destinations

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Our Top 10 Winter Windsurf Destinations

If there is one piece of advice we can give anyone thinking about booking their winter windsurf holidays it’s BOOK EARLY. The sooner you book the better price you will get and the more options will be available. So whether you’re thinking about a windsurf holiday over Christmas/New Year or February Half-Term (or any dates in between) give our experts a call on +44(0)1273 921 001 and we can advise you on the best winter destination for you. YOU MUST BOOK EARLY FOR 2017 DUE TO VERY HIGH DEMAND!


1. Langebaan, South Africa

Our TOP Winter destination with 95% wind reliability and huge flat water lagoon. Amazing value for money, world class food, wine and service. Easy direct overnight flights from the UK, with small time difference, makes even one week holiday viable. Massive range of tour add-ons. Planet are South Africa tour specialist with our own staff in resort.


2. Dakhla, Morocco

A Planet favourite! A unique yet perfect multi level spot with 70-80% year round wind reliability. Access to a vast flat water lagoon from your accommodation as well as 4 wave spots with 30 minutes. A great range of room choices from shared chalets to superior VIP luxury rooms with all mod cons. One of the world’s most dramatic windsurf locations, perfect for adventurous singles.


3. Sal & Boa Vista, Cape Verde

A quick 5 hour flight from the UK making it the most wind reliable short haul winter destination. A great mixture of kiting spots, great for first time to advanced wave riders. Can be a challenging spot for beginner but Planet work with excellent kitesurf schools in Sal & Boa Vista. Beautiful beaches and charming small beach front hotels.


4. Cabarete, Dominican Republic

Weekly direct flights from the UK (Gatwick and Manchester). Great fun ‘latin’ vibe, perfect for friends or single travellers looking a great time. Almost all year around wind! Great variety of conditions for all levels. Opening of much needed luxury beach from accommodations in recent years. Great value for money compared to other Caribbean Islands.


5. Lac Bay, Bonaire

One of the best windsurf locations in the Caribbean! For beginner or improver windsurfers it simply does not get any better than this. A consistent on-shore wind, shimmering turquoise 82 degree water and no wetsuit required. The bottom is white sand with virtually no rocks or other underwater obstructions to step on or kick.


6. Gostoso, Brazil

One of the world’s most reliable wind spots from September to March. Very friendly and vibrant latin american atmosphere. Great community atmosphere. Stunning small beach front hotels. Brilliant windsurf centre.


7. Sotavento, Matas Bay, Corralejo, Fuerteventura

Only a short flight from the UK and now especially popular with clients looking for other options to Egypt & Turkey. Spots range from super flat shallow lagoons to full on wave riding spots. Great variety of accommodation for all budgets. Lots of restaurants, shops and nightlife in town if you want it, easy to avoid if you don’t. You MUST BOOK EARLY as accommodation options are booking up really fast.


8. Pacasmayo, Peru

Pacasmayo in Northern Peru is home to the longest wave in the world, and in our opinion, is one of the best windsurfing spots on the planet! You can find bigger waves in places like Maui and Mauritius, but in terms of reliability and perfect set up it really does not get much better. Imagine set after set after set rolling and peeling for almost 1km !


9. Orient Bay, St Martin

In the heart of the Natural Reserve of Saint Martin on the Galleon fabulous windsurf spot on a beautiful protected lagoon, a must to discover and perfect Windsurfing. The centre is just a minute’s drive, or 20 minute walk, to Orient Bay where you will find excellent restaurants and beach bars for lunch. The lagoon of Galion Bay provides perfect conditions for beginners as well as beach / water start training and first jibes.


10. Mui Ne Bay, Vietnam

In Vietnam, winds simply howl at Mui Ne Bay, situated near Phan Thiet. This is one of the windiest places in Vietnam and you can enjoy excellent windsurfing almost any time of the year. The temperatures are quite constant in these parts so you will be warm and comfortable throughout the year.