This exciting sport is gaining popularity in the Cayman Islands. With steady winds, warm water, sheltered lagoons and good waves at the reef break, Grand Cayman has ideal conditions for those wanting to learn or practice kiteboarding.
The best season for kiteboarding is November-July when the winds are stronger. There are several kitesurf operations offering instruction from various locations including Barkers Beach in West Bay, Kaibo in North Side and boat based lessons in East End. Some of these also offer “surfaris” for the more experienced kitesurfer.
Kitesurf Cayman, located in Barkers (northeast corner of West Bay), offers private instruction.
Located on sun-drenched Barkers Beach, they offer world-class conditions for beginners to master this sport with confidence. Warm flat waters, expansive open space, and a waist deep teaching area offers first-timers the perfect learning environment. Experienced IKO instructors will help guide you in a fun and easy way. Kitesurf Cayman’s introductory lesson will help you decide if kitesurfing is the sport for you!
Call Jhon Mora at (345) 916 5483 for details or book lessons directly at Waterman Surf Co.
The Sweet Spot, located in the East End, also offers private lessons and camps. Call (345) 925 8129 for more information.
Waterman Surf Co. located in the Galleria Plaza on West Bay Road is a retail shop that specialises in equipment and apparel sales. The kiteboarding operators listed above will occasionally sell new and used gear as well. They stock surf, stand up paddleboard and kitesurfing equipment from Firewire, Al Merrick, Slingshot, Boga, Fanatic, Rogue, Smooth, Mystic, Dakine, 7s and more.