Kitesurfing in Fiji | A Complete Step-by-Step Guide

Kiteboarding has to be one of the best traveling adventure sports of all time, it’s an incredible vehicle for experiencing the world, and finding places you would never discover any other way.  What is so good about Kitesurfing is anybody can do it, all you need is the wind, and you go where the wind will take you.  The only skill to start is that you need to be a comfortable swimmer, the rest you can learn over a few adrenaline-pumping lessons.  Your level of fitness isn’t a limiting factor either, the greater your physical stamina the longer you can stay out in any given session, so the more you partake in this life-changing spiritual sport the longer you can go without taking a break.

Why sit on the beach when you can learn a new way of life, discover the true beauty of Fiji under the guidance of the winds, that sway the palm trees that line our pristine beaches,  and in the evening enjoy the finest international cuisine and cool refreshing beer to discuss your adventures.

VenueDestinations
1NAMOTU ISLAND RESORTMamanuca islands
2VACALA BAY RESORTTaveuni
3SAFARI LODGESuncoast
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Whether you are a beginner or a pro, Namotu offers an array of kiting opportunities with miles of flatwater for the freestylers kiters amazing waves like Namotu Lefts, Cloudbreak, and Mini-Pools for the wave riders.

If you’re interested in learning to kite or perfecting your wave riding, check out one of Ben’s Kite Weeks where gear, instruction, photography, and more are all catered to the kiter.

Of course, you are welcome to come and kite here anytime with winter months providing the best chance of trade winds (May-Sept). 

Whether you’ve always wanted to try kiteboarding or you are already an addict, you will find Taveuni a Kiting Paradise! From flatwater riding behind the reef over a sandy bottom with no coral heads about, to kickers and waves offshore, to a world-class surf break just a short boat ride away – Taveuni has it all. 

Our KITE FIJI school caters to first-time beginners and advanced riders. Private lessons with our IKO certified instructor will help you advance very quickly and have you up and riding in no time. We provide all modern, safe equipment for your lessons. If you do not need lessons just bring your own gear and enjoy every windy minute.

Safari Lodge takes you to off-shore reefs, upwind launching points for awesome down-winders, all supported by our kiting boats. If you’ve experienced you can either kite from the beach directly in front of Safari Lodge or jump into our support boats and enjoy the deep water at Kite Point If not our learning spots offer long flat shallow areas.

Kite Point – Let us take you to our “kite point” situated on a sandy beach, where you can pump, launch and rip. We’re serious about providing fun and good-off water facilities and will make sure you have an unforgettable day. 

Sandbar Downwinder – Our windy months are April to late December, with steady onshore trade winds just made for kiting.

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