Destination

Squamish

Canada, North America

It gets Moderate winds Either direction From $50/day
Updated:30 June 2020

Kitesurf Season

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Destination Summary

Squamish

Run by the Squamish Wind Sports Society (SWS - https://squamishwindsports.com/) "The Spit" is the primary spot to ride. During the summer (May to Sept) the area receives steady thermal winds (20 - 25 knts) inflowing up Howe Sound. Wind is onshore at a river mouth providing varied terrain to ride. A world class flat water spot (the honey hole) exists in the lee of the Spit, while wind swell can be found upwind. Low tide exposes several sandbars and there are usually a couple logs in the river to play with. SWS provides a launch area, change rooms, an air compressor to pump up with and retrieval services. When a system develops offshore it will funnel up Howe Sound creating big gusts.

In the winter strong outflow winds of 40+ knts are not uncommon but the wind is offshore and the water cold making it for experts only. Local kite schools organize down winders to take advantage of these conditions.

Kite Info

Kite shop

Has a Kite Shop

Kite spots

The Spit

Best months

january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november, december

Dominant boosting direction

Either direction

Wind Strength, Consistency, Wind Quality, Density

It gets Moderate (Up to 25 knots) It's windy Every day Super steady Warm wind

Water temp

Cold (You need a wetsuit)

Water conditions

Flat, Choppy

Local riders

Sam Medysky; Lucas Arsenault; Lauren Holman; Jack Rieder

Crowd factor

Some waters users around

Woo Record

17.9 by Daniel Bosshard

Travel and life info

How easy is it to get there?

Easy to visit (< 2 hours from airport)

How do you get there?

1 hr north of Vancouver airport

Daily cost

Expensive ($50-120 /day)

Party Destination

Not a party destination

Do you need a car?

Yes

Family friendly?

Yes

Other fun and activities

Adventure capital of Canada! - Mountain bike
ski/snowboard
SUP
kayak
camping
rock climbing
sailing etc.

How easy is it to find cuddle company?

Heaven

Internet Connectivity

Good (video calls and streaming)

Development

High development (many accommodations; hotels; health services and shops)

Thanks to Will Schwenger for submiting the destination

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