Cape Verde Islands are divided into windy and leeward parts.
On these windy ones, such as Sal, the wind is blowing almost constantly.
But you get used to it quickly.
The wind on Cape Verde is best from the time of late October to April.
In summer, the probability of windy days is lesser. The wind is blowing at a speed ranging from 8m/s to 15m/s.
On the windy side of the island, the speed of the wind is not changing. On the contrary, at the bay of Santa Maria or Ponta Preta, expect changes in the wind speed from time to time.
Northeast winds may be strongly influenced by a powerful eastern air flow from the Sahara from November to March.
The wind is very strong, and because it blows all the way from Sahara, it carries a fine desert sand that may cause the weather to be cooler.
In the summer, the wind is getting weaker and the temperatures are getting very high.
Thanks to the strong wind, Cape Verde Islands are a paradise for kitesurfing and windsurfing.
On the beaches of Sal Island – Santa Maria, you will find kitesurfing and windsurfing school and rental.
Windsurfing and kitesurfing in Cape Verde are sure to be one of the great ways to spend the cold winter in a warmer location for a relatively small amount of money, and if you get a little bit lucky you may enjoy windsurfing in its finest and purest form.
It may happen that the wind does not blow for a few days. On the other hand, if you are fortunate, the wind will blow non-stop.
And if get extremely unlucky and it does not blow at all, there is surely a wave waiting for your surfing skills to be shown. And if you are not a fan of surfing, there is always a lot of bars that open in the evening, windy or not.
The town of Santa Maria is an ever-growing resort located on the southern coast of Sal.
The capital of Espargos is near the airport and is roughly in the middle of the island.