Kitesurfing looks awesome in the pictures. Turquoise water, bikinis, and board shorts. A lot of kiteboarders actually enjoy this kind of pleasant environment. In reality, an equally large amount of kitesurfers, unfortunately, live and kite in countries with no tropical temperatures, and that makes packing for the beach trip even more important. Here is some […]Kommentera
Kitesurfing in Finland - The kitesurf and travel blog
Kitesurfing in Finland is not the easiest. Because here is not that many days with wind, and not so many good beaches near to where people lives. The most of the people lives in the Helsinki-region, and in Helsinki there is no good kitebeach at all. There is a small one with a lot of stones, called Lauttasaari, Laru or Drumsö, where you can kite in winds from southeast. There is also Kallvik, or Kallilahti where all winds from south and west works, but besides of those mall ones, there is nowhere to kite in Helsinki.
100 kilometer to the west from Helsinki there is a small city, Hanko, or Hangö, that have a couple of good beaches that works in almost every wind-direction.
If continue following the coastline to the west and north, we find Pori, where the beach Yyteri lies. That is a little north from the city Turku. That is a quite long beach that works in every kind of wind from the west.
If we continue north, following the coast, we comes to Storsand, a great beach between Vaasa and Kokkola. That beach is one of the best when there are wind from the North-west. There is also nice waves.
When continuing further north, 100 km above Storsand, there is a place called Lohtaja. That is, if you ask me, the best location for kitesurfing in Finland. There are about 5 km of beach, with both waves and flat water, and it works in every western wind, from south to north. And the best part, it is completely empty. There are never any people there because of the location. To get there you have to drive through a military area on small bumpy roads, and because of that there are never any swimmers there. Excelent kitespot!
When continuing north, we comes to Kalajoki, where you find a good beach with some campings and restaurants on, and a surfcenter as well. That place works in western winds.
Further north there are as well some good spots in Oulu, like the Island Hailuoto.
The reason why I write about kitesurfing in Finland is that I live here and have to use the spots there is. And the spots on the west coast are far from crowded, so welcome everyone!