With its enviable and consistent sea and wind conditions all year round, two of the biggest and most adrenaline-filled sea sports can be enjoyed in Cyprus, with the island known worldwide as a top destination for both windsurfing and kitesurfing. Although different in their style and skill requirements, both sports rely on balance, coordination and certain climatic conditions, which are perfectly provided at various coasts across the island. The more established sport of windsurfing can be practised on a number of different organised beaches, and with various licensed and established operators and clubs. For more information please contact Windsurf City Cyprus (www.windsurfcitycyprus.com).
Whilst a relative newcomer, kitesurfing is going from strength-to-strength and is especially popular on the Larnaka beaches of the Mazotos/Kiti villages, where research into wind conditions have determined that the area not only ranks as one of the best spots on the island for kitesurfing, but also within the whole of the Mediterranean region. Its suitability for the sport which takes advantage of both wind and water elements - is thanks to steady, consistent winds throughout the year, which peak from May to October.