Kiteboarding / Kitesurfing in Matanzas, Varadero, Cuba

Skill Level:
Beginners And Intermediate
Best Wind Directions:
North, Northeast
Best Period:
February, March And April
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.

Matanzas, also called the City of Bridges, is the capital of the province of Matanzas. The city is well-known for its poets, sights of historical and cultural interest and Afro-Cuban folklore. On the east side of the city lies an excellent kitesurfing spot, especially for beginners and intermediate kiters.

The sandy, sheltered beach is usually crowded with windsurfers, surfers and bathers, but you still have enough space to launch and land your kite safely. The best wind direction is from the north and northeast, blowing between 10-15 knots/18.5-27.7 kph. In addition, the best months for winds are February, March and April. Furthermore, the average water temperature is around 27 °C/80.6 °F all year round.

Keep in mind that there are kite-surfing schools and shops, in case you need help or equipment. Finally, Matanzas caters a variety of hotels, restaurants and bars to relax and have fun after a performance of your favorite sport.