Belize kiteboardingSlickrock has partnered with Vela Kitesurf Resorts to open their newest Kitesurf outpost. Our guests can now learn to kitesurf in Belize!

Kiteboarders will want to join us on the island to enjoy the excellent Belize kitesurfing conditions at our location (see our Belize kiteboarding page for further details). As a Vela associate, Slickrock maintains a selection of late model equipment for our guests; kiteboarders who wish to kitesurf on their own should bring their own kites and Slickrock provides boards so guests will not have to deal with airline hassles in transporting them.

Kiteboarding lessons are now available from our instructor, Meg Griffiths (in photo above). Guests can enroll for advanced lessons on their way to becoming a proficient kiteboarder, covering all aspects and skills need to master the sport.

Skills such as basic kite control. body drags, power strokes, board launching, and upwind reaches will be taught in a progression of lessons out on the sand flats near the island.


Photo by Bryony Swan.

Kitesurfing in Belize

Out in the island last week the wind was up and the skies cleared after our recent storm, so the crew was out on the water trying out our new kitesurfing equipment. Our guests from Vela and our kitesurf instructor ripped it up in the bay of the island before heading out across the sand flats to the next island, 3 miles down the reef. The sand flats between the islands provide a stunning area for sailing, racing above this shallow, coral-free bottom. The reflection of the sun off the bright white sand creates an illusion of floating above the surface. Large rays and fish are constantly encountered and easily seen as they try to bolt out of the way, always an exciting moment for both the kitesurfer and the fish…

Kiteboarding at Glover's Reef, Belize