Sal Island, Cape Verde
Santa Maria, Sal, Cape Verde
17 - 25th February
Ten islands makes up the Cape Verdes two hours south of the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean. The main island of Sal is where this yearâ€™s competition will run and in general it offers kitesurfing conditions for all levels with average winds of force four to five every day.
Find side-onshore wind and small wind waves on the windward, east side of the island. At Santa Maria on the south coast youâ€™ll find flatter water for freestyle. In the southwestern corner of the bay there is a wave spot for experienced riders with offshore wind. However, the real deal for experts is the pure world-class wave spot - Ponta Preta - which offers a very fast wave that can get huge with cross-offshore winds. Itâ€™s special!
Competitive kitesurfing is making a long-awaited return to Cape Verde this year!
2018 will be the debut year for the GKA Kite-Surf World Tour in Cape Verde!