February 02, 2011
We are proud to present you the first Kite School in Cuba: Cubakiters where you will learn in safety with local expert kiters and with the best equipment: StarKites. Cubakiters is an easy and safe place to start and to enter in the Kite World.
Our main spot is situated in Varadero, on the beach between the International Hotel and the Barcelo Solymar Hotel, which is the best place to learn. Space, warm and low water are the best way to start this sport. It is for everybody!
Varadero is a white huge beach about 25km long and 10km wide. White and soft sand, no corals or grass. Enough space to launch and land. Many Hotels beaches so do not launch directly in front of them where it is packed the most .From the beach closed the Barceló Marina Palace Hotel (the end of Varadero Peninsula) you can launch and kitesurf with north-east wind and hit superb flat water sections on the next small island or you can enjoy 25 km downwind until the end of the Peninsula.
Cubakiters will make you discover spot all around the island of Cuba!
All different spots in Cuba:
Havana – Playas de L’Este / Santa Maria. Sandy white huge beaches at 20 min from the centre of the city. The wind is side on to the beach, coming from East. Sea usually with waves from 1 to 2-2,5 mt or more, depending by the strength of the wind. Wind often present above 10-12 knots, best months October, November (watch out for hurricanes) and April but all the winter is normally windy. In Playa del Este you can easily reach the eastern part of the bay and come back with a 7 km beach-only down wind. Very safe and for everyone. Kites: 12-14 in summer – 7-12 in the winter, depending from the weight of the surfer. Problems: in summer lot of people on the beach.
Name – Las Brisas – a lagoon with outer reef, flat and low. Careful with reef bottom (1mt and less in low tide, 1,5 in high). Little beach but ok to launch.Location – 25 km east from Havana in Varadero direction
Wave – Freestyle
Name : Megano – a nice and large beach, depending from the wind conditions wave from 1 or 4 mts. For beginner-medium wave kitesurfers. Wind direction : North-East. Location : 20 km east from Havana in Varadero direction
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Name: Espigon – renamed from the Havana’s kiters “Little Hawaii” – Little beach close to Brisas spot. Little-Medium waves close to the beach and, with windy conditions, bigger and smooth waves on the outer reef at 1 kilometer from the coast. For beginner-medium wave kitesurfers. Wind direction: North-East. Location : 24 km east from Havana in Varadero direction
You can find small rancho’s along the beach for a good mojito and a quick fish based lunch.