KITESURFING LOCATIONS AUCKLAND & MATAKANA
Blue Adventures runs kitesurfing lessons in the Auckland and Matakana Coast region depending on wind direction, tides and your plans. All of our favourite kiteboarding locations are situated on beaches, which offer shallow and flat waters- this makes them perfect to learn kitesurfing. Our favourite spots are Snells Beach and Omaha, which offer ultimate learning conditions, but we are also running kitesurfing in the city!
About the Matakana Coast:
Located 60 kms north of Auckland, the Matakana Coast is famous for its beautiful coastline, stylish cafes, restaurants, markets, vineyards, unique galleries and of course it's white-sand surf beaches. The Matakana Coast boasts of beautiful location for freestlye and wave kitesurfing, SUP, surfing and wakeboarding. With uncrowded beaches and kilometres of unspoiled pristine coastlines, Matakana offers perfect conditions for water sports.
Popular kitesurfing locations on the Matakana Coast are Snells Beach and Omaha.
Some of the spots in Auckland and the Matakana Coast are we visit most frequently are:
SNELLS BEACH (MATAKANA COAST)
Located on the Matakana Coast, Snells Beach is easily reached within one hour north of Auckland CBD (60 kms).
Snells beach is a hidden gem! Steady wind, shallow, flat and clear water and an uncrowded beach makes Snells beach a perfect kiteboarding location for our kitesurfing lessons.
Snells beach is great on North/East, East and South/East winds. The best time to kite is at mid tide but all tides are kite-able.
OMAHA LAGOON (MATAKANA COAST)
Situated 60 kms north of Auckland CBD Omaha is easily reached within one hour from Auckland CBD. Our Omaha surf shop is located at the Omaha Lagoon.
The Omaha estuary can be a flat water gem! The estuary is a great place for our kite surfing courses as the water is shallow and the launching and landing zone uncrowded.
Kite-able in all wind directions but W can be very gusty. The Omaha estuary is the only spot in the Matakana area that works on South/West winds. The best time to kite surf is at mid- high tide.
OMAHA BEACH (MATAKANA COAST)
Beautiful Omaha Beach is situated on the famous Matakana Coast, 60 kms north of Auckland CBD.
Omaha beach offers a wide, long surf beach, which is great for kitesurfing on South/ East and Easterly winds. Omaha Beach is great for experienced kiteboarders and a fantastic location for learning how to kitesurf in small to medium high waves.
Omaha is great on South/ East and Easterly winds.
POINT CHEVALIER (CENTRAL AUCKLAND)
Point Chevalier is practically right in Auckland City and therefore very convenient if you are living, working or holidaying in central Auckland.
Point Chevalier is great for our kite surf lessons as the water is shallow.
Point Chev is great on any wind from North/ West to South/ West.
TE ATATU PENINSULA (WEST AUCKLAND)
Te Atatu is close to Auckland City and therefore a great spot if you are living, working or holidaying in central Auckland.
Like all of our other locations Te Atatu is great for our kitesurfing lessons as the water is shallow.
Te Atatu is great in Easterly winds.