These two sports can be practised at your own pace in the Almanarre area in Hyères, Brutal Beach Bay in Six-Fours-Les-Plages or on Saint-Aygulf beach, whether alone or with a sailing school.
Windsurfing is the surface water sport ‘par excellence’, and it began in the Var! It reached its zenith in the 1990s, when droves of multi-coloured sails could be seen weaving in and out of each other. During this time, the Windsurf World Cup took place in Almanarre. For over 10 years, the best windsurfers in the world would compete here. Currently, the sport is undergoing a renaissance and the sails are starting to criss-cross over the water.
The kite surf boom
Easier to learn than windsurfing, kitesurfing has been a resounding success! You will be overwhelmed by the feeling of freedom, lightness and pure happiness!
As a sport, it is strictly regimented: take-off zones from the beaches and sailing areas are clearly identified. Kite surfing academies can help you with kite surfing on the open ocean.