Why Learn Kitesurfing at Double Island?
Here at Pacific Watersports
, we have searched (on our kiteboards!) the coast of Far North Queensland for the best locations and conditions to learn to Kite Surf. We are confident that we have found the creme de la creme of kitesurfing locations to teach our students at – Palm Cove Beach, Yorkey’s Knob and Double Island.
We are passionate about sharing this awesome sport with as many people as we can, and with these amazing locations, you are set to have a mind-blowing time as you learn to kiteboard with Pacific Watersports.
Double Island is our newest kiteboarding location, and in this article, we will explain to you why it is the one and only place to learn to Kite in FNQ.
Double Island is 1km off the coast of Palm Cove, so we take our students over to the island by boat from Palm Cove beach. It’s a beautiful place, fringed with coral reef and mangroves on the south side and beaches and caves to explore on the north side. Kitesurfing at Double Island is truly amazing!
Drone image we took of Double Island.
Why is Double Island the perfect place to learn to kitesurf?
1) Wind Consistency
The wind is a lot more consistent- especially early in the season – May June and July. Because it’s 1 km off the coast and the trade winds blow more from the south early in the season, we get cleaner, stronger and more consistent winds at Double Island than on the coast. This makes it the perfect place to learn to kite. Kitesurfing lessons don’t have to stop and start as they may have to on the coast when the wind changes direction slightly, meaning we get more continuous practice time.
2) Flat Water Lagoons
There are a lot of flat water lagoons around Double Island – perfect for beginners or people that want to practice freestyle kiteboarding. These lagoons are created by the fringing coral reefs around Double Island. Flatwater is much easier to work with when we are first introducing the board to our students, and they love the flat water spots surrounding Double Island.
3) World Class Scenery
It’s absolutely beautiful here. There are only a handful of spots on the planet where you can learn to Kite Surf amongst tropical islands and in beautiful warm waters. The warm climate here in Far North Queensland means you only need to wear a thin wetsuit or ‘shortie’ in mid-winter! And the rest of the year you can get away with t-shirt and board shorts! Surrounded by palm trees, golden sandy beaches and a year-round holiday vibe, Palm Cove and Double Island are the perfect places to learn to kitesurf.
4) It’s part of the Great Barrier Reef.
It’s part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. How cool would it be to learn to kitesurf on the biggest coral reef in the world? On days without wind, you can snorkel in this spot and see amazing marine life- including turtles, rays and reef sharks.
Contact us and come and learn Kitesurfing at Double Island with us! You won’t regret it.