Kiteboarding / Kitesurfing in Playa del Este, Havana, Cuba

Skill Level:
Best Wind Directions:
East, Northeast
Best Style:
Freestyle, Wave
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.

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.