Kitesurfing in New Caledonia
The New Caledonian lagoon is a grand-scale playground for all water sports enthusiasts and a great destination to practice flat-water sporting disciplines. Freestyle, kitefoiling, racing, wave riding, freeriding...New Caledonia is a true kitesurfer’s paradise. The island abounds with unbelievable spots with ideal conditions, no matter your level.
Perfect kiteboarding spot
With 120 days of wind per year, New Caledonia attracts adventure water sports fans from around the world. Picture the largest lagoon on earth, dreamy deserted islets, amazing surf, warm waters, a semi-tropical climate and spectacular scenery…an unforgettable journey awaits you !
Around the reef’s passes and along the lagoon’s perimeter, enjoy perfect conditions for windsurfing, kitesurfing, surfing and standup paddleboarding.
Since coral formations are very close to the surface of the water, big-wave spots should be ridden by experienced kitesurfers. Come discover all the assets New Caledonia has to offer to kiteboarding fans !
Big-wave amateurs should head to Dumbea, about 10 nautical miles from Noumea, where you can enjoy world-class breaks. The spot is just stunning. As you ride the Pacific Ocean, admire amazing views of Grande Terre and see the majestic silhouette of its mountain range outline the backdrop.
Taxi boats and a number of transportation professionals offer to get you to the best spots so you can enjoy a day –or more- of splendid riding. If you feel like resting and indulging, cruise the lagoon, its reefs and wild islets. Bouts d’Brousse specially caters for windsurfing and kitesurfing amateurs…if you want to spend a few days on your favorite spot, that won’t be a problem !
Magical Ilot Maitre
Only minutes from Nouméa by boat, Ilot Maitre is located amidst a protected marine reserve. Around the islet, you will enjoy ideal kitesurf and freestyle conditions. No matter the wind’s direction, Ilot Maitre is always an amazing, barely believable spot. Talk about ideal conditions !
Located in Bourail, Poé Beach is famous for its unique setting and conditions. Here the lagoon is immense and shallow, reflecting a myriad of vivid hues. Both Kitesurfers and surfers love the spot. The beach is also very popular for camping.