It never rains in Sal. From October to June, trade winds blow almost every day. From December to April, there are exceptional wind and wave conditions; the coldest months are from December to March. During this period, it is 22 to 25 degrees during the day and 18 to 20 degrees in the evening. The water temperature reaches 21 to 23 degrees Celsius. A 3mm wetsuit or shorty is recommended if you usually feel a little cold. The other months of the year are warmer, you can ride wearing a boardshort only. The Kite Beach spot lends itself to kitesurfing all season long, whether you are a beginner or an expert, freestyle or wave. From December to April, Cape Verde offers a multitude of spots for kitesurfing in the waves. Whether you’re already an expert in strapless, or you want to learn how to ride your first wave with a directional board, the many spots on the west coast are perfect for all levels.
You must have a valid passport at least 6 months after the date of travel.
When you arrive at Santa Maria airport, you will have to pay a visa of 25 euros in cash or with credit card.
On Sal Island, you can pay in Euros and Cape Verdean escudos. At ATMs, you can withdraw escudos with Visa, Mastercard and Maestro.
No vaccines are required to travel to Cape Verde.
It is strongly recommended to drink only bottled water in the Cabo Verde archipelago.
Santa Maria is a safe destination. You can walk alone, day or night, and be completely safe. The Cape Verdeans are welcoming, smiling and have a great sense of hospitality. Nevertheless, Cape Verde remains a third world country and it is strongly advised not to leave your belongings on the terrace at night (even upstairs) and to close your windows when you sleep, as there are many robberies.
Odile, your expert for kitesurfing trips in Sal (Cape Verde)
Odile is Swiss. Passionate about kitesurfing, she decided to settle permanently in Cape Verde in 2010 and opened a club there. You will spend your kitesurfing holidays with her small and motivated team, composed mainly of French-speaking locals. You will be totally immersed in the of Santa Maria (Sal) kitesurfers lifestyle.
“For me, traveling is about discovering a country and coming back home enriched by its way of life and culture. I will make you discover the incredible beauty of the ocean in Sal, Cape Verde, and all the activities related to the ocean. If one day the wind doesn’t blow, I will offer you to discover the seabed diving or snorkeling, or why not a big game fishing trip, or simply discover the whole south coast of Sal during a downwind in SUP (stand up paddle).”