Top 5 Kiteboarding Location On Prince Edward Island

Top 5 Kiteboarding Locations on PEI

PEI Kiteboarding, North Shore, Cavendish,

 

This guide contains the hidden gems, secret launches and best places to Kiteboard on Prince Edward Island we have found in our 15 years of kiteboarding experience. We are giving away the local secrets so that you can make your trip to PEI one that you will remember forever. Here is what to expect from this informative guide!

  • Our top 5 Kiteboarding Locations PEI has to offer.
  • Optimal Wind Directions for each location.
  • Launch Areas , where to park and where to rig your kite.
  • Best places to grab some Food after your session.
  • Any extra Tips to get the most out of your stay.
Lucas Arsenault, Kiteboarding Kite Point, Malpeque Bay, Prince Edward Island

#1 Kite Point – Malpeque Bay, Kensington

Home to our Kiteboarding School and the best place to take a lesson or practice those freestyle tricks. Also the most well-known kiteboarding spot on the island, with consistent Southernly winds, shallow waters perfect for learning, and a top-notch local kiteboarding atmosphere.

  • Wind Direction – South / South East / South West / North (gusty). Kitepoint is ridable on almost all direction except an Easterly wind. Wind builds throughout the day and usually stays until sunset. Live Forecast
  • Launch Area – Large cut grass area at the end of Princtown Rd, drive past Malpeque Bay Kayak Adventures, park on the right facing North, kite rigging on the left, likely to see lots of kites on a windy day. Please roll your lines and be respectful to the locals kiting here!
  • Extras -Checkout Paradise Island Downwinder. Trust us this is worth the read.

 

PEI Kiteboarding, Victoria By The Sea, Prince Edward Island, Kiteboarding Lessons

#2 South Shore – Victoria By The Sea

Sand bar heaven, amazing sunsets over looking the Confederation Bridge, and epic Hydrofoiling is what you can expect from the south shore. With a diverse location depending on the tides the south shore is one of the top on our kiteboarding location list.
  • Wind Direction – South / South West winds are best.  The wind picks up around sunset and at tide changes from low to high to add more knots to your ride. Live Forecast
  • Launch Area – Large grassy launch area at the park on the Causeway Rd before the bridge into Victoria By the Sea , be sure to watch for tourists and give us a call or email if you are planning to ride here. Its in the backyard of our instructors and we are always happy to help!
  • Food – Check out the Lobster Barn or Beachcombers in the small village of Victoria a short 3 min drive down the coast.
PEI Kiteboarding, Kiteboarding Lesson, Cabot Beach, Prince Edward Island

#3 North Shore – Cabot Beach Prov Park

Wave Action, Epic Ocean Riding, and a huge beach launch, give the diverse and challenging conditions of Cabot Beach a great experience to kiteboarders looking for a more advanced and wavy experience.

  • Wind Direction – Strong North Winds / NW or NE is best. Live Forecast 
  • Launch Area – Beach launch, you can park at the Cabot Beach provincial park area and walk your gear across the boardwalk to rig on the beach. Be sure to watch out for beach traffic!
  • Tips – There is a remote island and wave break a solid 20 min upwind tack, you can land your kite on and take a break, also bring a surfboard!

PEI Kiteboarding, Kiteboarding Lessons, Brackley Beach, Prince Edward Island

#4 Robinsons Island, Charlottetown

Staying in Charlottetown but want to ride close to the city. Robinson Island Provincial Park is your best bet for scoring some wind. The location is Kite able on the inland in southern winds, and ocean side on north winds, Robinsons Island is a stunning location that we always swing by .

  • Wind Direction – South / South East / South West – Inland side, North / North East / North West for ocean side. Live Forecast 

  • Launch Area – We recommend by passing the main beach and heading west toward the Robinson Island Trail head, park before the bend to launch on inland side, park at end of the bend for a short walking path to the ocean side.

  • Food – Check out the Dunes on the war home for some fine dining or hit up one of our favorite spots in Charlottetown Salt & Sol.

PEI Kiteboarding, Kiteboarding Lessons, Basin Head, Surrey, Prince Edward Island

#5 East End – Basin Head, Surrey 

When things line up here you can get some AMAZING surf. Seriously we aren’t lying, a strong 2 day Easterly wind can create epic sandbar reefs that result in perfect curling wave breaks. If these conditions lined up daily PEI would become the next Atlantic Canada surfers paradise.

  • Wind Direction – Easterly / South East is best to score an epic session here. Live Forecast

  • Launch Area – Large beach launch at Basin Head Provincial Park, we recommend rigging your gear on the beach, and keep an eye out for sharp oysters!

 

  • Apr 05, 2021
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