The best weather to learn kiteboarding in Turks and Caicos is from November right through to August and if you are flexible with your travel and can make it for a last-minute trip then we sometimes get wind in September and October too. Basically, aside from a few weeks here and there, we have trade winds perfect kiteboarding all year round.
Average wind conditions in Turks and Caicos are generally light and very steady which makes learning to kiteboard easy as well as being much more family friendly.
Advanced kiters will love the slightly stronger winds of the winter from November to March but also the super consistent winds of the summer where we can get a steady 20kts of perfect wind daily for months on end.
The most reliable wind months in Turks and Caicos tend to be December through to July and this is an exceptionally long and reliable wind season compared to many other kiteboarding spots in the world.
As a rule of thumb most people get 4-5 days out of 7 on the water, sometimes a little less but also a lot of the time kiteboarders can leave after a trip with huge smiles having been on the water every single day.
You can expect some rain in winter but rarely does it last more than an hour or two before the sun comes back out.
Wetsuits are not essential in winter and most riders do not bring them, but it is wise to bring at least a thermal wetsuit top or thin shorty while it is essential to protect yourselves from the sun.
From April to August with the reliable breeze the temperature may look very hot on the forecasts but, it’s a beautiful time to be in the Turks and Caicos Islands for kiteboarding.
If you are into kite foiling or wing foiling, then the weather in Turks and Caicos is perfect as even on a light wind day there is usually enough to get up and riding on your foil board.
If the worst happens and there is not enough wind, then no stress as there is loads to do on the island such as getting out for an adventure on a boat or kayak and paddleboard in some of the most beautiful spots on the planet.
By Tom aka Tom’s kiteboarding tips