Kitesurfing Spots in the North of Madagascar
Kite paradise exists !
Madagascar and more exactly the northern Kitesurfing spots of the country benefit from a particularly regular trade wind regime. Sakalava Bay is one of the windiest kitesurfing spots on the planet.
The Varatraza (trade winds) blows from March to November without stopping. With about nine months of wind in the year and a particularly pleasant tropical climate, Sakalava Bay has everything for a dream kitesurfing holiday!
These wind and temperature statistics are based on data collected over the last few years. They are reliable and can already give you a foretaste of the weather conditions of the northern region of Madagascar.
An immense beach completely clear and a sea bottom made up mainly of fine sand will allow you to learn kitesurfing and ride in optimal safety conditions. With an area of about 2.5 km² and protected by a coral reef, Sakalava Bay is a reassuring spot with a side-on wind that will always bring you back to the beach.
You will be able to progress and gain confidence in all serenity. Sakalava is a perfect place to learn kitesurfing, but also to practice freestyle on flat water and surf reef waves easily accessible.
The Emerald Sea
The French Bay
Just outside Diego-Suarez, on the way to Sakalava, is the Baie des Français which is a virgin kitesurfing spot, huge and still very little sailed here in Madagascar.
The Sugar Loaf which is in the center of the bay makes it a very atypical place. It is the ideal starting point to visit the bay of Diego-Suarez which is the second largest in the world after Rio in Brazil. You will be able to reach the village of Ramena, starting point for the Emerald Sea, passing by ancient shipwrecks.
Located 2 km south of Sakalava Bay, you will be able to ride on a wild spot still very little frequented. We will be able to propose to the confirmed riders an upwind and a downwind lasting about 2 hours to go and back to Andovokonko bay. On the spot, you will find flat, reef waves and a scenery of authentic beauty with the background of the French mountains.