The Pearl of Indian Ocean
Located in the north of Madagascar, Sakalava Bay is swept by a particularly strong and constant trade wind. With wind from March to December, Sakalava bay has become a world-famous spot for sliding sports!
What made Sakalava’s reputation is not only its wind, but also the perfect configuration of the spot. With a very comfortable sandy bottom, water at pelvis height in the whole bay at low tide, a very safe cross on-shore wind direction and crystal clear water, Sakalava has absolutely everything you need to practice Kitesurfing or Funboarding in idyllic conditions.
Flat and waves
At low tide you will find a mirror-smooth surface. Perfect for beginners and freestyle. The reef waves are located 500 meters from the beach. Very accessible with waves from 1 m to 2 m, you will have the chance to practice Kite Surfing every day! There are always waves around here…
The Trade Winds of Sakalava
- March – the first trade winds arrive. About 55% windy days. Average 12 to 18 knots.
- April – the wind is more and more frequent. About 75% of windy days. Average 12 to 25 knots.
- May to October – the regime is well established and the wind does not stop anymore. About 99% of windy days. Average 20-30 knots with peaks at 35 knots.
- November – it’s starting to calm down around here. About 75% of windy days. Average between 18 and 25 knots.
- December – end of the trade wind season, but still nice days. About 60% windy days. Average between 10 and 20 knots.
The Beach in front of Madakitecamp
Cherry on the cake, a huge white sandy beach totally clear! You will be able to land or launch your kites without stress, in maximum safety conditions.