Couldn’t be more stoked on Downwind at the moment and excited to check out some new spots, other than the Gorge. We couldn’t ask for a better spot to call home but interested to hear where other people have had success with conditions and good runs?
West Oz (Perth)
Summer downwind season has just begun.
25km coastal blue water runs on our doorstep.
Just watch out for the big fishes and balls of seaweed.
Seemingly where there are downwind surfski/paddle races.
Hawaii obviously prime.
Caribbean windward islands would be my bet?
Aus, South Africa have huge DW paddling scenes, but also huge
Northeast Brazil. Fortaleza-Cumbuco 30+km solo runs every day on board shorts
Caribean French Island called Guadepoupe is hosting a sup/ski/oc/prone/foil Race end of january. It is a 40km race along the coast. I guess for US resident such as east coast it is pretty manageable to come.
Last year was light with seaweed on the way but still pretty fun.
There is also one really good surf foil wave.
There is the chat about it I did with James :
Hey @BigWinds !
Colombia, north coast, Puerto Colombia town we are having great conditions for downwinding. Windy season here is from late december till late march, but it’s still windy (just a bit lighter, still good over 15knts) till mid-late april.
No wetsuit required, easy access beaches.
Riding a 6’2"x22" and FS1150 Cloud IX
Looking forward to trying Millers Run this year, if there is one thing Cape Town has in abundance it is wind.
Southern France might be an interesting summer destination. Mistral wind is pretty predictable.
Cool video from F-one
Richard Boudia has lots of good runs in what looks like nuking mistral NW winds?
A detailed interview with Richard, sound is a bit crap at the start but gets better. An example of a run.
East coast of Attica, close to Athens looks pretty cool too!!
Here’s Dimitri’s spot