British Columbia has a lot to offer when it comes to kiteboarding. From flat water spots, to waves to snowkiting during winter season there are plenty of spots to explore. When kiteboarding BC make sure to check out Vancouver Island.
Lying up between the mountains in the north of Vancouver Island you can find Nimpkish Lake. With almost no one else out on the water this is a great spot to enjoy long summer days of sailing. A great spot to get a real taste of wilderness and enjoy nuclear winds. Being able to catch fish just of the beach is yet another bonus at this spot. Make sure though to check the forecast as rain hammers down quite regularly.
This is kiteboarding BC ‘s hidden secret. Only accessible by boat or plane you can catch good winds from April to October. From bump-and-jump to full-on waves there are plenty of spots to explore around here and are probably best experienced with a guide.
On the tip of the Tofino peninsula you can find Chestermans Beach. The beach is divided by a long sandy point and island that make for great surf, dead-flat water and everything in-between depending on wind and swell directions.
With winds blowing from the south west it’s onshore at North Chesterman and perfect cross to cross-off at South Chestermans. The southern part of the each is a popular surfing beach, and particularly good for families so make sure to give everyone their space.
With waves that can get twice as big Cox Bay is just a few minutes south. This is a super-fun spot to ride and jump waves. The downside I sthat winds can often be light with huge surf that’s tough to handle for all but the most experienced.
A little further south-east into the Pacific Rim National Park, Long Beach is Vancouver Island’s watersports capital. Here you can find all kinds of surfcraft. Even with the growing numbers of beachgoers it never seems to get too crowded. Miles of open sands provide lots of space for everyone.
Moving inland a little bit you can find Lake Nitinat on the Ditidaht Indian Reserve outside Port Alberni. Popular with weekend warriors you get quite consistent venturi winds.
Camping is great right at the water’s edge where you can also find a killer sauna. The long pebble beach is great for rigging and conditions are fun freestyle, freeride or bump-&-jump on flat water to small chop.
Bamfield, Jordan River, Victoria and probably a fair few others are there to explore on your kiteboarding BC trip.
Check out the kitboarding BC forum to get read up more about all the different spots