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Kiteboarding / Kitesurfing in Playa del Este, Havana, Cuba
Playa del Este is situated on the north coast of the island, close to the capital city. It is a very popular holiday destination, not only for its proximity to Havana, but also for its amazing beach. Long, wide and sandy, it welcomes watersport enthusiasts from all over the world. Kitesurfing is a favorite sport here.
The best wind direction is from the east and northeast and usually ranges between 10-12 knots/18.5-22.2 kph. Keep in mind that summer has light winds, but they can be thermal. In fact, the ideal period for winds is winter. In addition, the average water temperature is around 27 °C/ 80.6 °F all year round.
Playa del Este is suitable for kiters of all skill levels. Although it is usually crowded, there is still enough space to launch and land your kite. Finally, there are kite-surfing schools and shops, in case you need help or equipment. Be careful of jellyfish and localism.