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SUP in Varadero, Matanzas, Cuba

Skill Level:
All
Best Period:
October to February
Cuba nestles at the crossroads of the Caribbean. Whether you are a nature lover or a culture vulture, it is certain that Cuba will enchant you with its unparalleled beauty. Havana is the capital city of Cuba and the largest one in the Caribbean with many places of historical interest, including castles, museums and cathedrals. The climate here is classified as tropical, with an average temperature of 69.8°F/21°C in winter and 80.6°F/27°C in summer.

Varadero is a popular tourist destination that is situated on the Hicacos Peninsula. The location provides long and wide beaches with white sand and crystal clear waters. For those looking for fun and adventure, Varadero accommodates almost any kind of watersport, including sailing, scuba diving, windsurfing and kitesurfing. Stand Up Paddling is also a great option here.

The spot is facing the Gulf of Mexico and is appropriate for practitioners of all abilities and experience levels. The swell sizes start working at less than 1 m/3 ft and the optimum wind direction is from the north and northeast. You should know that the location provides medium waves.

In addition, the best period to visit this spot is from October to February and the average water temperature is around 27 °C/80.6 °F in summer and around 24 °C/75.2 °F in winter. Finally, the peninsula hosts a wide range of hotels, resorts and guesthouses. Note: be careful of rips.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Havana
145km/90.1mi, 1h 52mins
Head north to Avenida Paseo. Continue straight on Avenida de La Independencia. Turn right at Avenida Salvador Allende. Turn left on Padre Varela. Sharp left to stay on Padre Varela. Turn right at Avenida Maceo / Avenue Carlos Manuel Céspedes (Avenue del Puerto) / Calle 1ra/CD/Av Del Puerto / Desamparados / Malecon / Malecón. Continue to follow the CD. Continue along Via Monumental. Take the exit on the left onto Vía Blanca. Continue to CD. Turn left into Calle 260. Continue along Calle 272. Keep left to continue toward Calle 129. Turn left into Calle 129. Open turn right to stay on Calle 129. Continue towards Carretera Central de Cuba / General Betancourt. Continue to follow the Carretera Central de Cuba. Slight left at Via Blanca / Carretera de Varadero / Circuito Norte. Continue to follow the Via Blanca / Circuito Norte. Continue to Autopista Sur. Turn right on Avenida Las Americas. Turn right at Avenida Las Americas. Turn left.
BY AIR
Jose Martí International Airport,
156km/97mi 2h 4mins drive
BY TRAIN

The main train operator in Cuba is Ferrocarriles de Cuba, that serves all the provincial capitals. Unfortunately, the official website does not exist.

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Schools

If you are interested in trying out this amazing sport in this spot press the request button so as to give you more information and prices.

BOOKING REQUEST
Kiteboarding Discovery Course Level 1 – 3 hrs, Cayo Guillermo
/ Ciego de Avila, Cuba

Description: At this level, you will practice various skills on land that will transfer to the water for the next level. Skills covered include assessing the wind and the physical location, using the safety systems, managing proper equipment set-up, and first control of the training kite. Controlling Trainer Kite on air.

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195
2 person / 175€ - 3 person / 130€ - 4 person / 110€
SUP Rental, Guardalavaca-Holguin
/ Cuba, Holguin

SUP Board – 1 hr – 23€

SUP Board – 2 hrs – 37€

SUP Board – 4 hrs – 55€

SUP Board – 1 day – 70€

SUP Board – 2 days – 90€

SUP Board – 3 days – 125€

SUP Board – 4 days – 150€

SUP Board – 5 days – 175€

SUP Board – 6/7 days – 200€

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23
Kiteboarding Intermediate Plus Course Level 2 – 9 hrs, Havana
/ Cuba, Havana

Description: At this level, you will practice various skills on land that will transfer to the water for the next level. Skills covered include assessing the wind and the physical location, using the safety systems, managing proper equipment set-up, and first control of the training kite. Controlling Trainer Kite on air. Landing and takeoff Kite Position of the Kite in the window, Relaunch the Kite from the water, Basic body rag in both directions, Advanced management of a kite end power zone. Bodydrag in downwind and upwind, Bodydrag with a board, Theory of water starting, Evidence departure from the water, Self Rescue.

 

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495
2 person / 435€ - 3 person / 405€ - 4 person / 375€
Kiteboarding Intermediate Course Level 3 – 12 hrs, Guardalavaca-Holguin
/ Cuba, Holguin

Description: At this level, you will practice various skills on land that will transfer to the water for the next level. Skills covered include assessing the wind and the physical location, using the safety systems, managing proper equipment set-up, and first control of the training kite. Controlling Trainer Kite on air. Landing and takeoff Kite Position of the Kite in the window, Relaunch the Kite from the water, Basic body rag in both directions, Advanced management of a kite end power zone. Bodydrag in downwind and upwind, Bodydrag with a board, Theory of water starting, Evidence departure from the water, Self Rescue. Departure from the water kiteboarding short distance, Change direction, Kiteboarding in all directions.

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610
2 person / 510€ - 3 person / 480€ - 4 person / 450€
Kiteboarding Intermediate Course Level 2 – 8 hrs, Havana
/ Cuba, Havana

Description: At this level, you will practice various skills on land that will transfer to the water for the next level. Skills covered include assessing the wind and the physical location, using the safety systems, managing proper equipment set-up, and first control of the training kite. Controlling Trainer Kite on air. Landing and takeoff Kite Position of the Kite in the window, Relaunch the Kite from the water, Basic body rag in both directions, Advanced management of a kite end power zone. Bodydrag in downwind and upwind Bodydrag with a board Theory of water starting Evidence departure from the water.

 

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460
2 person / 400€ - 3 person / 360€ - 4 person / 310€
Kiteboarding Discovery Plus Course Level 1 – 6 hrs, Havana
/ Cuba, Havana

Description: At this level, you will practice various skills on land that will transfer to the water for the next level. Skills covered include assessing the wind and the physical location, using the safety systems, managing proper equipment set-up, and first control of the training kite. Controlling Trainer Kite on air. Landing and takeoff Kite Position of the Kite in the window, Relaunch the Kite from the water, Basic body rag in both directions, Advanced management of a kite end power zone.

 

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375
2 person / 305€ - 3 person / 265€ - 4 person / 240€
Kiteboarding Single 1 hr Course, Havana
/ Cuba, Havana

Description: At this level, you will practice various skills on land that will transfer to the water for the next level.

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85
2 person / 80€ - 3 person / 65€ - 4 person / 60€
Kiteboarding Discovery Course Level 1 – 3 hrs, Havana
/ Cuba, Havana

Description: At this level, you will practice various skills on land that will transfer to the water for the next level. Skills covered include assessing the wind and the physical location, using the safety systems, managing proper equipment set-up, and first control of the training kite. Controlling Trainer Kite on air.

 

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195
2 person / 175€ - 3 person / 130€ - 4 person / 110€
SUP Rental, Havana
/ Cuba, Havana

SUP Board – 1 hr – 23€

SUP Board – 2 hrs – 37€

SUP Board – 4 hrs – 55€

SUP Board – 1 day – 70€

SUP Board – 2 days – 90€

SUP Board – 3 days – 125€

SUP Board – 4 days – 150€

SUP Board – 5 days – 175€

SUP Board – 6/7 days – 200€

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23
Kiteboarding Intermediate Plus Course Level 2 – 9 hrs, Guardalavaca-Holguin
/ Cuba, Holguin

Description: At this level, you will practice various skills on land that will transfer to the water for the next level. Skills covered include assessing the wind and the physical location, using the safety systems, managing proper equipment set-up, and first control of the training kite. Controlling Trainer Kite on air. Landing and takeoff Kite Position of the Kite in the window, Relaunch the Kite from the water, Basic body rag in both directions, Advanced management of a kite end power zone. Bodydrag in downwind and upwind, Bodydrag with a board, Theory of water starting, Evidence departure from the water, Self Rescue.

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495
2 person / 435€ - 3 person / 405€ - 4 person / 375€
Kiteboarding Intermediate Course Level 2 – 8 hrs, Cayo Guillermo
/ Ciego de Avila, Cuba

Description: At this level, you will practice various skills on land that will transfer to the water for the next level. Skills covered include assessing the wind and the physical location, using the safety systems, managing proper equipment set-up, and first control of the training kite. Controlling Trainer Kite on air. Landing and takeoff Kite Position of the Kite in the window, Relaunch the Kite from the water, Basic body rag in both directions, Advanced management of a kite end power zone. Bodydrag in downwind and upwind Bodydrag with a board Theory of water starting Evidence departure from the water.

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460
2 person / 400€ - 3 person / 360€ - 4 person / 310€
Kiteboarding Intermediate Plus Course Level 2 – 9 hrs, Cayo Guillermo
/ Ciego de Avila, Cuba

Description: At this level, you will practice various skills on land that will transfer to the water for the next level. Skills covered include assessing the wind and the physical location, using the safety systems, managing proper equipment set-up, and first control of the training kite. Controlling Trainer Kite on air. Landing and takeoff Kite Position of the Kite in the window, Relaunch the Kite from the water, Basic body rag in both directions, Advanced management of a kite end power zone. Bodydrag in downwind and upwind, Bodydrag with a board, Theory of water starting, Evidence departure from the water, Self Rescue.

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495
2 person / 435€ - 3 person / 405€ - 4 person / 375€
Kiteboarding Discovery Course Basic 2 hrs, Guardalavaca-Holguin
/ Cuba, Holguin

Description: At this level, you will practice various skills on land that will transfer to the water for the next level. Skills covered include assessing the wind and the physical location, using the safety systems, managing proper equipment set-up, and first control of the training kite.

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145
2 person / 115€ - 3 person / 85€ - 4 person / 70€
Kiteboarding Discovery Plus Course Level 1 – 6 hrs, Cayo Guillermo
/ Ciego de Avila, Cuba

Description: At this level, you will practice various skills on land that will transfer to the water for the next level. Skills covered include assessing the wind and the physical location, using the safety systems, managing proper equipment set-up, and first control of the training kite. Controlling Trainer Kite on air. Landing and takeoff Kite Position of the Kite in the window, Relaunch the Kite from the water, Basic body rag in both directions, Advanced management of a kite end power zone.

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375
2 person / 305€ - 3 person / 265€ - 4 person / 240€
Kiteboarding Discovery Course Level 1 – 3 hrs, Guardalavaca-Holguin
/ Cuba, Holguin

Description: At this level, you will practice various skills on land that will transfer to the water for the next level. Skills covered include assessing the wind and the physical location, using the safety systems, managing proper equipment set-up, and first control of the training kite. Controlling Trainer Kite on air.

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195
2 person / 175€ - 3 person / 130€ - 4 person / 110€
Kiteboarding Discovery Plus Course Level 1 – 6 hrs, Guardalavaca-Holguin
/ Cuba, Holguin

Description: At this level, you will practice various skills on land that will transfer to the water for the next level. Skills covered include assessing the wind and the physical location, using the safety systems, managing proper equipment set-up, and first control of the training kite. Controlling Trainer Kite on air. Landing and takeoff Kite Position of the Kite in the window, Relaunch the Kite from the water, Basic body rag in both directions, Advanced management of a kite end power zone.

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375
2 person / 305€ - 3 person / 265€ - 4 person / 240€
Kiteboarding Intermediate Course Level 3 – 12 hrs, Havana
/ Cuba, Havana

Description: At this level, you will practice various skills on land that will transfer to the water for the next level. Skills covered include assessing the wind and the physical location, using the safety systems, managing proper equipment set-up, and first control of the training kite. Controlling Trainer Kite on air. Landing and takeoff Kite Position of the Kite in the window, Relaunch the Kite from the water, Basic body rag in both directions, Advanced management of a kite end power zone. Bodydrag in downwind and upwind, Bodydrag with a board, Theory of water starting, Evidence departure from the water, Self Rescue. Departure from the water kiteboarding short distance, Change direction, Kiteboarding in all directions.

 

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610
2 person / 510€ - 3 person / 480€ - 4 person / 450€
Surf Course Mini 3 hrs, Havana
/ Cuba, Havana

Description: During this course you can learn the water safety technique and how to impost a wave ride.

 

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110
2 person / 90€ - 3 person / 70€ - 4 person / 50€
SUP Rental, Cayo Guillermo
/ Ciego de Avila, Cuba

SUP Board – 1 hr – 23€

SUP Board – 2 hrs – 37€

SUP Board – 4 hrs – 55€

SUP Board – 1 day – 70€

SUP Board – 2 days – 90€

SUP Board – 3 days – 125€

SUP Board – 4 days – 150€

SUP Board – 5 days – 175€

SUP Board – 6/7 days – 200€

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23
Surf Course Basic 6 hrs, Havana
/ Cuba, Havana

Description: Once the technique is learned, you can try how emotional is riding a wave at the time you learn the balance and upwards managing techniques of your surf board.

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170
2 person / 140€ - 3 person / 110€ - 4 person / 90€
Kiteboarding Single 1 hr Course, Cayo Guillermo
/ Ciego de Avila, Cuba

Description: At this level, you will practice various skills on land that will transfer to the water for the next level.

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85
2 person / 80€ - 3 person / 65€ - 4 person / 60€
Kiteboarding Single 1 hr Course, Guardalavaca-Holguin
/ Cuba, Holguin

Description: At this level, you will practice various skills on land that will transfer to the water for the next level.

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85
2 person / 80€ - 3 person / 65€ - 4 person / 60€
Kiteboarding Intermediate Course Level 3 – 12 hrs, Cayo Guillermo
/ Ciego de Avila, Cuba

Description: At this level, you will practice various skills on land that will transfer to the water for the next level. Skills covered include assessing the wind and the physical location, using the safety systems, managing proper equipment set-up, and first control of the training kite. Controlling Trainer Kite on air. Landing and takeoff Kite Position of the Kite in the window, Relaunch the Kite from the water, Basic body rag in both directions, Advanced management of a kite end power zone. Bodydrag in downwind and upwind, Bodydrag with a board, Theory of water starting, Evidence departure from the water, Self Rescue. Departure from the water kiteboarding short distance, Change direction, Kiteboarding in all directions.

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610
2 person / 510€ - 3 person / 480€ - 4 person / 450€
Kiteboarding Discovery Course Basic 2 hrs, Cayo Guillermo
/ Ciego de Avila, Cuba

Description: At this level, you will practice various skills on land that will transfer to the water for the next level. Skills covered include assessing the wind and the physical location, using the safety systems, managing proper equipment set-up, and first control of the training kite.

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145
2 person / 115€ - 3 person / 85€ - 4 person / 70€
Kiteboarding Discovery Course Basic 2 hrs, Havana
/ Cuba, Havana

Description: At this level, you will practice various skills on land that will transfer to the water for the next level. Skills covered include assessing the wind and the physical location, using the safety systems, managing proper equipment set-up, and first control of the training kite.

 

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145
2 person / 115€ - 3 person / 85€ - 4 person / 70€
Kiteboarding Intermediate Course Level 2 – 8 hrs, Guardalavaca-Holguin
/ Cuba, Holguin

Description: At this level, you will practice various skills on land that will transfer to the water for the next level. Skills covered include assessing the wind and the physical location, using the safety systems, managing proper equipment set-up, and first control of the training kite. Controlling Trainer Kite on air. Landing and takeoff Kite Position of the Kite in the window, Relaunch the Kite from the water, Basic body rag in both directions, Advanced management of a kite end power zone. Bodydrag in downwind and upwind Bodydrag with a board Theory of water starting Evidence departure from the water.

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460
2 person / 400€ - 3 person / 360€ - 4 person / 310€