See our overview article on kiteboarding for general information.
Making up by far the most land mass in the Turks and Caicos, the causeway connected islands of North Caicos and Middle Caicos offer tremendous potential for experienced kiters. There are countless beach, wave and wetland spots waiting to be explored.
As is the case throughout the country, the most predictable and consistent wind is the east southeast trade winds. The islands typically experience this wind on and off over the year, but it’s usually a bit more pronounced and regular in the winter months.
Squalls and regional storms occasionally cause different wind directions, which make north and west coast locations a bit more viable. However, these winds are uncommon and unpredictable.
Due to the wind typically being offshore at many beaches and to the remoteness of most spots, we don’t recommend North Caicos and Middle Caicos to new kiters. There’s often simply no one around to help if you get into difficulties.
If you’re beginning the sport, Long Bay Beach on Providenciales is the safest and easiest place to practice.
Unfortunately, there’s very little technical support for kiteboarding on North Caicos and Middle Caicos. Providenciales is definitely the home of kiteboarding in the country. Lessons, kite downwinders, rentals and repairs can be arranged from one of the local kite schools on Providenciales, but costs will be higher.
If you’re looking to pick up the sport, you should seriously consider staying on Providenciales and learning at the unparalleled kite spot of Long Bay Beach.
North Caicos and Middle Caicos offer a huge array of locations for the skilled kiteboarder, and we recommend simply renting a vehicle and exploring until you find something you like. The road layout over both islands is quite linear, and if you start at Sandy Point on North Caicos (where the Providenciales ferry lands), check out the Whitby and Horsestable beaches, and then continue on through Middle Caicos, you’ll get a good idea of what’s viable on the two islands.
Below are some of the spots worth considering.