The Turks and Caicos Islands lie in the Lucayan Archipelago and are a British Overseas Territory consisting of eight islands: West Caicos, Providenciales, East Caicos, South Caicos, North and Middle Caicos, Grand Turk and Saly Cay. Only East and West Caicos are uninhabited. Apart from a superb tourist destination, they are also well-known as an offshore financial center. The climate of the islands is classified as marine tropical, providing relatively consistent temperatures throughout the year.
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Kiteboarding / Kitesurfing in Long Bay, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos
With crystal, clear waters and white-powdered beaches, Providenciales is definitely a world class watersport destination. Long Bay is the predominant kiteboarding site, not only in Providenciales, but also in the whole Turks and Caicos islands.
Favored with shallow waters and steady winds, between 15 knots/27.78 kph and 25 knots/46.30 kph throughout the year, the location provides great conditions for this exciting sport. The ideal wind direction is from the southeast and the optimum period to visit the beach is winter. In addition, the water temperature varies between 24 °C/75.2 °F and 30 °C/86 °F.
Long Bay is an excellent spot to learn how ride waves or just improve your technique, due to flat waters and lack of currents. Keep in mind that it is usually crowded on windy days, but this is not a problem, as there is enough space to launch and land your kite. Finally, there are many kiteboarding schools operating close to the site, where you can arrange lessons and gear rentals.