The Cocos Keeling Islands are growing a great reputation as an ideal location for kite surfers and windsurfers alike who are looking for small crowds, lots of space and perfect conditions. The waist deep, warm, flat crystal clear-blue waters offer the perfect conditions for beginners that want to learn kitesurfing in a safe environment. Experienced riders will love the flat and spacious conditions to practice new tricks and to explore the lagoon during long down winders. Make sure to look down once in a while when kiting across the lagoon and you will spot schools of fish, turtles, and black-tip reef sharks.
The best launching spot is from the yacht club which is located at the southern end of West Island. Set-up your gear underneath palm trees and meet local kitesurfers to exchange the latest tricks.
During the tradewind season from July throughout October Cocos offers consistent 15 – 20 knots of cross on-shore winds.
You will be living the dream as you carve up the lagoon. Take a break under the palm trees or enjoy a BBQ at one of the public BBQ grills before heading out for your next session. Alternatively, join Zephyr kite tours which offer a great all-inclusive program for kitesurfing beginners to experienced riders.