After taking a long hard look at what the world of kitesurfing has to offer, you’ve come to the conclusion that you definitely want a piece of the kite-based action. You can’t really put your finger on it but you’re now overwhelmed by the urge to get in the water, while attached to the necessary kitesurfing equipment, and use the wind to satisfy your thirst for adrenaline. But, of course, now you need a place to do this. Sure, you could try it in your garden pond but that might end up disturbing/killing a load of domesticated fish (nobody wants that). And so, branching things out so that the question covers a wider area than just your back garden, where exactly are the best places to go kitesurfing in the UK?
From its most northerly tips in Scotland to its overhanging toenails in Cornwall, the UK is bursting at the geographical seams with excellent kitesurfing locations. You might have noticed, if you’ve looked at a map recently, that the UK is an island. This means the UK has way more coastline than, for example, the landlocked Central European country Hungary. Now that’s not intended to do Hungary down, we’ve got a lot of love for Hungary, it’s just stating a difference regarding the availability of coastline that’s suitable for kitesurfing.
Factor in strong North Atlantic winds and some first-rate teaching facilities, and you’ve got yourself a destination in the UK that’s effectively tailor-made for kitesurfing. Oh and, while we’re at it, Ireland is not too shabby either. Surfers! Grab your kites, and assemble.