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.

So right there and then I decided to build and offer a tool for all kitesurfers who knows when to go, but not where to go.

Martin Sandstrom. Photo by Jonas DahlGlobal Kite Spots is a one man band. My name is Martin and I did my first, sketchy board start in 2009, in the cold waters of Sweden. I’ve been chasing wind ever since.

Nowadays I travel the world, explore kite spots and write about them. I own a watch brand called Gloriousdays and I’m a digital product designer by trade.

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.

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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.

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