Popular Kite Spot The Point (Paracas Bay)

The Point (Paracas Bay)

Paracas • Peru Peru
288
windy days
/ year
Water type
sea
Beach type
sand
Crowd
none, reasonable
Rider level
all
Tide dependent
no
Waves
none

Overview

‘The point’ as it’s known in Paracas, is the most accessible high-wind spot in Peru, and yet remains largely undiscovered. This is probably because wind forecasts always show it having no wind when it’s nuking! During the summer months (November – March) a local microclimate creates high thermal winds for almost daily kiting goodness! (17-24 on average, with 26-30 1-2× per week). The wind turns on at 12-1 and blows til 5-6 and is usually very steady. Check out the windguru live wind-meter to see for yourself (note: it’s a little obstructed so add 2 kts to the readings). In winter months you can expect 2-3 days a week of good wind (15kts+).

The beach is huge, with tons of space to set up and the spot rarely feels crowded. Weekends can get busy, with kiters from Lima coming down for the weekend. On weekends the spot usually has 15-30 riders, but during the week you often kite with only 3-5.

The wind is SE, cross offshore. This results in flat water close to shore, and upwind, perfect for progression. The local kite school Kangroo Kite, also has a jetski, and always rescues kiters in need.

The point is a great base to check out other kite spots in the Paracas national reserve. A beautiful desert playground on the doorsteps of Paracas. The reserve tends to have 4-5 kts more than The Point, which means some pretty epic kiting as you travel deeper into the desert. (Playon and Laguna Grande are two local favorites, 20min and 40min drives respectively from the point).

When it’s not windy, a lot of chilling and hanging out tends to happen at Kangaroo Kite. The school is well equipped with an awesome chill space, restaurant, and also sells/rents equipment. The local community is super friendly and routinely have bbqs/ chillout together at the Kangaroo.

In town, Paracas has some great food the local favorite/watering hole is Waiki’s restaurant. Kokopelli is the local party/bar spot. Check out Aldea Peru for some awesome beautiful long-term rentals (bonus, a lot of local kiters live there too). Or backpackers hostel/ other options for an economical stay. A lot of kiters and the local community participate in 3× weekly CrossFit classes with Juan (owner of the Kangaroo) at the Aldea gym.

It is your responsability to check whether kitesurfing is allowed at the spot; you might need a 'special permit' or membership from a local kite organization, etc. Local rules can change. Respect others - kiters or not; kite safely and enjoy the wind!

Facilities

  • School
  • Gear rental
  • Launch area
  • Repair
  • Kiteshop
  • Restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Showers
  • Bar
  • Accommodation

Wind Stats

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
  • great
  • great
  • great
  • ok
  • great
  • great
  • great
  • ok
  • great
  • great
  • great
  • great
  • Windy days*:
  • 24
  • 19
  • 23
  • 17
  • 23
  • 23
  • 25
  • 20
  • 27
  • 30
  • 28
  • 29
  • Wind Direction:
  • wind 225º
  • wind 225º
  • wind 225º
  • wind 225º
  • wind 292º
  • wind 225º
  • wind 225º
  • wind 225º
  • wind 225º
  • wind 225º
  • wind 225º
  • wind 225º
  • Av. Wind Speed (knts):
  • 9
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7
  • 7
  • 7
  • 7
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • Kite Season:
  • high
  • high
  • high
  • high
  • med
  • med
  • med
  • med
  • med
  • med
  • high
  • high
  • Av. Temperature:
  • 26
  • 26
  • 26
  • 25
  • 24
  • 22
  • 22
  • 23
  • 23
  • 24
  • 24
  • 25

* with min. 4 bft (12 knt) wind, without thermal wind stats

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