Kitesurfing in Ballito - one of South Africa’s top surf destinations

Kitesurfing in Ballito - one of South Africa’s top surf destinations

Kitesurfing is described as a wind-powered surface water sport using a kite and a board to move across the water.

Surfer jumping at the sunset stock photo
iStock - A surfer doing an amazing jump and splashing water in front of the sunset at the sea

It combines wakeboarding, parasailing, and surfing.

Kitesurfing is a fascinating sport, and it needs to be on the bucket list of everyone who loves water activities.


You will need a kite. 

A rider with a bar that has 20–25-meter lines and it is attached to the rider’s harness.

You will also need a board and a wetsuit.

Kitesurfing is weather dependent – it requires that there is wind blowing.

Kitesurfing in Ballito

If you are in and around Durban, then head to Ballito for a time of your life where you will be able to enjoy kitesurfing on the beachfront.

Ballito is located on the North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal - and the North Coast just so happens to be one of South Africa’s top surf destinations.

Whether you are new at kitesurfing or you are a master, it really doesn’t matter. Surfers Ballito Bay offers instruction by IKO (International Kiteboarding Organisation) qualified instructors to help with the necessary skills and coaching for the sport.

You can also get to kitesurf at La Mercy, south of Ballito - the most popular kitesurfing beach.


There is great accommodation at Canelands Beach Club, Coco De Mer Boutique Hotel, Hampshire Hotel, and La Montagne.


Grab breakfast, lunch or dinner at any of these nearby restaurants; Fiamma Grill, Mozambik Ballito, and Al Pescatore Italian Restaurant.

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