Kite surfing in Sal, Cape Verde

Another significant sporting event will be held in Cape Verde. Between 25 February and 3 March the island of Sal will play host to the 2019 GKA Kite World Tour.

The first part of this tour will be held on the Ponta Preta beach at Santa Maria. Ponta Preta is on the west side of the island. Kite surfing is a popular sport on Sal and three leading Cape Verdean kitesurfers will be taking part – Matchu Lopes, Airton Cozzolino and Mitu ‘the Maestro’ Monteiro.

If you are on Sal at this time, you might like to go along and watch the events. After Sal, the tour will move on to Morocco, Germany, Spain, Mauritius, Brazil, Hawaii and Australia.

The choice of Cape Verde for the first section of this tour just underlines how good the conditions are for Kite Surfing. Both Ponta Preta beach and Kite Beach are well know for this sport.