Kiteboarding Vancouver is found in a few key areas on the outskirts of
this large metropolitan area. This part of the coast is surrounded by
ocean with steep mountains dropping sharply into it. Sandy beaches are
at a premium and therefore during the warm summer months kitesurfing is
restricted from the City of Vancouver beaches. Winds unlike Squamish
are unpredicatable and unreliable to some extent. 'You just have to be
on it!' That said when you do catch you spot working, you will have
some awesome sessions.
small taste of Kiteboarding Vancouver
Vancouver: KiteFacts Best
winds: spring,fall and winter - (all wind directions) Wind
Conditions:12 - 35knots Water
Temp: Full wetsuit plus accessories Water
Type: Flat water, waves and chop Weather:
sun, rain, snow Nightlife:
Yes - restaurants and clubs - she has it all!
launch spots in metropolitan Vancouver include:
See map below for location details - Spots
listed from North to South.
South west and
West winds. Fun waves can be had here as swells come out of deep
channel -Its also a great setting under Lions Gate Bridge. This Beach
like other city beaches is closed in Summer months - May to
Watch out for surfers and other boats.
Spanish Banks@ Jericho:
West wind and East. Kiters here have to launch on the most
west side of the beach area in order to remain out of the City of
Vancouver restricted area. It is a a busy area both in and out of the
water so use caution and try not to end up downwind. The tide can be
out quite far providing a long walk from the beach to the water. This
spot works best on Westerly wind and the stronger the wind the larger
SW, W, and NW winds. Long walk if tide is low - best when tide is above
2 m or
- 72nd street: -All wind directions. This area is a great
located in a suburb south of Vancouver, Tsawwassen. It is very shallow
and works in most winds. The water is generally quite smooth and flat.
Park at end of 72nd
Ferry Terminal: NW,
W, SW wind. Great flat water spot behind the causeway. Take
the road on the south side of the ferry terminal causeway to access.
Once tide is below 5 feet the Terminal is not great for kiteboarding.
3rd Ave: SE or East wind. Best winds in the fall, winter
and spring. Long walk to get to the water at low tides.