Vacation Rentals, Rental Management & Investment Properties in the Cayman Kai/Rum Point
& North Side area
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Cayman Islands enjoy a prevailing Northeast wind at an average speed of 15knots.
This gentle tropical breeze makes the Islands a perfect playground for
Parasailing, Sailing and Windsurfing.
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Grand Cayman in the Cayman
Islands has some of the best watersports in the Caribbean,
if not the world.
They offer Kiteboarding
Lessons, Bioluminescence Tours, Mangrove Tours, Standup Paddleboarding and
Wakeboarding. Plus we sell both new and used Cabrinha kiteboarding equipment,
Standup Paddleboards, Apparel and Seaspecs sunglasses.
There are two location on Grand Cayman
East End – The north-eastern end of Grand
Cayman is the other main riding area during the winter windy season. It is a
large protected sound with a variety of terrain, from shallow water sandbars to
semi-deep chop to waves in the channels. The barrier reef encloses the entire
eastern side of Grand Cayman giving different options for wind direction between
NW and SW.
On N winds the most common launches are on the NE corner of East
End. The Sweet Spot has a kiteboarding specific beach on the most northeasterly
tip of the island, with easy access to shallow sandbars, open water and waves.
There is also Collier’s Public Beach less than a mile south that has access to
the north section of the sound. At the Public Beach be aware of non-kiting beach
goers and rocks near the shoreline.
On S winds there is another Public Beach in East End village
that has good access to the south section of the sound, with shallow flat water
areas and waves outside the barrier reef, including the surf spot known as “The
Starfish Point/Rum Point - The eastern side of
the North Sound has good shallow water riding when the wind comes from the west,
including SW, NW and N wind conditions. There is a large area of semi-shallow
water between Rum Point
and Starfish Point that gives flat water conditions. The barrier
reef is also accessible within a couple tacks for wave riding.
It is mostly private property in this area, so there are not
many launches. People do launch from Starfish Point, but it is considered
private property, so please respect the landowners. Best option is to arrive at
one of the sandbars by boat and setup away from shore. The Sweet Spot organizes
boat trips from Kaibo Yacht Club on west wind days.
Frank Sound/Pease Bay/Bodden Town - The south
side of the Eastern Districts have 3 sounds that are ride-able in south winds.
The launches are tight, making it difficult to launch, but the riding is in
large wide-open areas with very little crowds.
Frank Sound is the largest sound with a barrier reef running
East to West, and up to 1 mile offshore. The water inside the reef is shallow
and very flat, while there are some waves breaking outside the reef. Pease Bay
and Bodden Town are smaller
sounds that connect to each other, both have flat water sections
and waves too.
The best launching is from Heritage Beach in Frank Sound, it is
a small beach, but with lots of shallow water just offshore for launching. There
are other private property beaches along the coast that some people use as well,
but check with the landowner first.
An experience that will not be forgotten.
You'll rise to about 200 feet, towed aloft by a powerful speedboat, your
parachute gently lifting you skyward. Marvel at the view of the Seven Mile Beach
and George Town harbors, and, as you glide through the air, the cruise ships
below seemed dwarfed. Enjoy the ride by yourself or with a companion.
Seven Mile Beach. Free pickups along the beach. Cell: 916-2953 Fax: 945-1059
Windsurfing - We don't have the big
waves of Hawaii but it's just as much fun. The beginner will get lessons in
staying upright and steering the sailboard, then it's fun in the sun. The water
will lap at your feet as you glide quietly along the gentle waves, pushed by the
warm Cayman sea breezes. For the more experienced, the strong winds of the east
coast of the island will offer a challenge.
Other water sports include jet skiing, kayaking, water
skiing, knee boarding and banana boat rides.
Cayman Windsurfing Ltd
Located at Morritts Tortuga Club, East End. Lessons & rentals. Tel: 947-7492 Fax: 947-6763