Weather Conditions

Warm Caribbean trade winds are present all year round at Roatan’s coastline. The Kite school is open 2015 from February-September. In general we recommend to bring your big & medium size kite. 

The most consistent wind conditions are from February until August, with daily afternoon wind between 15-30 knots from East to Northeast. Mornings are generally softer with 12-20 knots from East to Southeast. March is the shoulder season between wet and dry season so you can find various conditions.

In the dry season, April and May, expect solid 20+ knots nearly everyday.

In January, the trade winds are smoother with 12-20 knots, sometimes interrupted by northerly storms bringing strong wind and rain.

December and September are the beginning and the end of the kite season the wind is weaker (8-18 knots) and less reliable.

In the rain season, October and November, the wind is difficult to predict and can come from different directions.

 

For the current wind forecast click here or check the archive of the past years.

 

The water temperature is between 25°C in the winter to its warmest 29°C in the summer.

The barrier reef encloses the entire northern part of the Island. Between the reef and the 1,5 km long beach at Camp Bay is a 450 m wide kite-area. There the crystal clear water varies between 2-3 m depths. At the reef, you will find small waves and kickers to play around. Especially during the winter month storms create bigger waves.

Roatan offers a favorable tropical climate all year round, where the temperature generally ranges between 25 – 29°C.

During the year, the weather patterns can change frequently in Roatan. Mid-October to December and mid-January are the rainiest time in Roatan, but rainfall is often periodic. A typical day or week in the rainy season includes days that have partial or full sunshine, along with some occasional or continual rain.