Hit the beaches of the North Sea
Dunkirk – with its endless North Sea beaches lined with Art Deco and Art Nouveau villas – is a kitesurfing hotspot. On the Dunes de Flandre – a 9-mile stretch of sandy beach from Dunkirk to Bray-Dunes – your instructor will show you how to connect and adjust your harness, and how to hold the bar so that you can manoeuvre the kite. Then you’re off for two hours, building your confidence, surfing and getting to know the wind. Before long, you pull on the bar and whoosh … you’re suspended in the air. It’s a fantastic feeling from the very first moment!