North of Riohacha you can find the beach of Mayapo, a kite spot with ideal conditions for the first attempts at getting on the board. It’s only a 45 minute drive away.


It is perfect to end your session with a downwinder following the coastline until returning to Riohacha. The 18 km downwinder takes about 1 hour and is suitable for riders with intermediate level - easy and optimal for those who’ve never done a downwinder before. 


The conditions are very similar to those in Riohacha.


  • Wind season: January until April and June/July
  • Level: beginners, intermediate and advanced
  • Wind direction: side on shore
  • Wind strength: 15 to 25 knots
  • Most used kites: 9 - 11 - 13 m
  • Water conditions: small waves/shore break
  • Water temperature: 21 to 28 °C

Wind forecast for the next 4 days

How to get there? Join a Kite Day Trip!

Praia Kitesurf

Escuela de Deportes Náuticos

Riohacha, La Guajira, Colombia


(0057) 321 802 2227


* all prices in US Dollars

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