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Sal Cabo Verde
Great wind chance
99%
28° Air
25° Water

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Spot Description

The island Sal, part of the Cape Verde islands located just off the coast of West Africa, is the perfect winter escape for European kitesurfers. Winds blows most of the year from October until June, and a good variety of spots in the South of the island exists. Although Sal might not be the perfect place for learning due to strong winds and powerful waves, intermediate and advanced kitesurfers will enjoy a perfect blend of freeriding and wave riding.

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Details for Sal
Beach: Kite beach/Shark Bay
I 5 8c01462fb0b343cbbb0dc72348cc80b467b50ffa2c371fa5a30a2c088aa2b24b Kite schools
The world champion in wave riding Mito Monteira runs his own kite school here and offers wave clinics: http://www.mitudjokiteschoolcaboverde.com/ http://caboverde.kiteboarding-club.com/en/ http://www.kitesurfingcapeverde.com/
I 1 77e4666d44d8a5ed1d709668b31fb4c1ae700040135c2bb9c3b4667b34ab1c82 Location
This is the main kite spot suitable for all levels and only 4 km away from Santa Maria. The beaches stretches over several kilometers.
I 2 93fdaf0953d32c43159afd4e568d05ab2b91fde409fd0e489dac2b72ed065ef3 Wind condition
From November until the end of April, the trade wind blows nearly every day side-onshore
I 3 3f9f00e280ed1cf3094e01193787fb9944dc22afff4d561a420394facceab773 Water Condition
small wind waves, suitable for beginners
I 4 b3e0535591c8f44135bffe2860085a7442a17d3be0c1fb404d9443495c388221 Warning
None
I 6 7c078403338e872b7840a005671ab8f45b081002874d896d3511da03b03d0ca9 Accomodation
Plenty of accomodation options are located in Santa Maria
I 7 b74c2c938485ba623881d9603b52b38b92e791d2be3aa6967edf0a98136be058 Distance
Kite schools can arrange pick up from Santa Maria, alternatively, it is just a short 4 km taxi ride
I 8 b9af7e81e7cc9bc0f60440cdfbf17c175c9b53894c78236dbcb2d2fbac11990f Restaurants
Plenty of restaurants options are located in Santa Maria. Kite schools offer food as well.
I 10 0c7994c64245a1ef5deca9768a3069b03b4c18b5763b67355f2977afcb2c62c1 Sports
Surfing, SUP, Boogieboarden, DIving
Beach: Ponta Preta
I 5 8c01462fb0b343cbbb0dc72348cc80b467b50ffa2c371fa5a30a2c088aa2b24b Kite schools
No kite school/equipment rental
I 1 77e4666d44d8a5ed1d709668b31fb4c1ae700040135c2bb9c3b4667b34ab1c82 Location
This is the world class big waves spot - unless you are pro, you might want to experience the waves safely from the beach
I 2 93fdaf0953d32c43159afd4e568d05ab2b91fde409fd0e489dac2b72ed065ef3 Wind condition
Cross offshore
I 3 3f9f00e280ed1cf3094e01193787fb9944dc22afff4d561a420394facceab773 Water Condition
Swell can get as big as 6m. On a good surf day, waves can get up to 300-500m long
I 4 b3e0535591c8f44135bffe2860085a7442a17d3be0c1fb404d9443495c388221 Warning
For pros and kamikaze only
I 6 7c078403338e872b7840a005671ab8f45b081002874d896d3511da03b03d0ca9 Accomodation
No accomodation on the beach
I 7 b74c2c938485ba623881d9603b52b38b92e791d2be3aa6967edf0a98136be058 Distance
It's a short 20 min ride from Santa Maria
I 8 b9af7e81e7cc9bc0f60440cdfbf17c175c9b53894c78236dbcb2d2fbac11990f Restaurants
No restaurants at the beach
I 10 0c7994c64245a1ef5deca9768a3069b03b4c18b5763b67355f2977afcb2c62c1 Sports
Surfing, SUP, boogieboarden, diving
Beach: Santa Maria Bay
I 5 8c01462fb0b343cbbb0dc72348cc80b467b50ffa2c371fa5a30a2c088aa2b24b Kite schools
http://www.surfcaboverde.com/, http://www.titikkitesurf.com/
I 1 77e4666d44d8a5ed1d709668b31fb4c1ae700040135c2bb9c3b4667b34ab1c82 Location
Directly located in Santa Maria in front of the beach hotels, this spot is easy to access and is a safe spot to learn
I 2 93fdaf0953d32c43159afd4e568d05ab2b91fde409fd0e489dac2b72ed065ef3 Wind condition
Mostly side-onshore, offshore at times with gust due to the hotel front at the beach
I 3 3f9f00e280ed1cf3094e01193787fb9944dc22afff4d561a420394facceab773 Water Condition
Flat with occational chops
I 4 b3e0535591c8f44135bffe2860085a7442a17d3be0c1fb404d9443495c388221 Warning
Safe for beginners, however, upwind level is recommended here due to partial offshore wind
I 6 7c078403338e872b7840a005671ab8f45b081002874d896d3511da03b03d0ca9 Accomodation
Plenty of accomodation options at the beach front and central Santa Maria
I 7 b74c2c938485ba623881d9603b52b38b92e791d2be3aa6967edf0a98136be058 Distance
Within walking distance if you stay in Santa Maria
I 8 b9af7e81e7cc9bc0f60440cdfbf17c175c9b53894c78236dbcb2d2fbac11990f Restaurants
Plenty of restaurants options at the beach front
I 10 0c7994c64245a1ef5deca9768a3069b03b4c18b5763b67355f2977afcb2c62c1 Sports
Surfing, SUP, boogieboarden, diving