Global Kite Spots is a trip planner for kitesurfers
Back in spring 2013 I was thinking about destinations for a kite trip for the summer. I realised there would be places with windy peaks and windy lows during the summer months and needless to say I was looking for a place with strong and consistent wind. To compile a list of possible destinations I had to visit a bunch of spot guide websites assuming I knew what spot I was looking for. Well the problem was, I didn’t know the spot – I knew the months I could travel. Fast forward a couple of months and I can now offer a tool for all kitesurfers knowing when to go, but not where to go.
My name is Martin Sandstrom and I’ve been kitesurfing since 2009. It all started in the cold waters of Sweden and I’ve been hooked ever since. I ride Switch Kites (affiliate link) to support their cause and for their exceptionally good value. I own a watch brand called Gloriousdays (let me know if you want a discount ;)) and I’m nuts about pugs which is a pretty poor choice in a dog if you’re a kitesurfer.
If you decide to go with Switch Kites it would mean the world to me if you’d use my referral code 195888. It means I get a discount on my next upgrade.
Many of the photos you see on Global Kite Spots are kindly licensed under Creative Commons licenses. I mainly source these photos from Flickr.com where you can find the original source. Thy are listed on the Credits page.
Get in touch
You may want to get in touch for a number of reasons. I’m all ears, so just fill in the contact form below and we’ll talk (well, text).
Update or add a region
I’ve only been to a fraction of the regions mentioned on this website, so if you have first hand experience with any of them and think the guide isn’t accurate I’d love to hear from you so we can correct it. New regions, kite spots and general feedback is of course welcome as well.
Share a travel journal/spot review
If you’ve been somewhere and want to share it with the readers of GKS I’d be delighted to work with you to post your story, as I did with Persida. The post must be exclusive for GKS and not promote a specific business.
Promote your local business on GKS
There are a number of opportunities to reach the visitors of GKS in a timely and contextual way. Visit the Advertise page to learn more.