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Water: Crystal Clear

Beach: Sand

Level: beginner

Description of Hanko (Finland)

Hanko is located at the southernmost tip of Finland. There are beaches in the Hanko peninsula that are suitable for all wind directions, with the exception of the northeast wind. You can find all conditions, flat, choppy, and waves (when windy). There are several places to get out in the water according to the different wind conditions.
Silversand, the towns' beach works best with the West and North directions of the wind and it is good for beginners.
Slaktis/Helo is good both with Southwest and Northwest winds but requires intermediate and advanced riding skills.
Tulliniemi beach is best when the wind blows from southeast to Southwest and it is good for all riding levels.
No wonder Hanko is called the mecca of Finnish kiteboarding.

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Water Quality

Crystal Clear

Tide Influence

Rideable with low tide

Suggested Equipment

Wetsuit all year 4/5mm - Wintertime drysuit or 6mm. Spring and autumn - neoprene boots, gloves and hood are recommended.


Few spots have some underwater rocks/stones that you should be aware of.

Other info

Hanko is full of WW-2 sights to see. Also, it is a very attractive small town during the summertime. Hanko offers also lots of different restaurants, Finnish archipelago is itself already a worth of visiting as it is unique on every standard.



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How to get There

Best way to go to Hanko is by car. Hanko peninsula is app. 120 from Helsinki. Also commuting by train from Helsinki is possible. There are current plans to evolve the train traffic to Hanko even better.


All spots in Hanko area are located within 3-5km from Hanko center. Should you travel by car you find parking space nearby every spot.

Wind Conditions

Wind Range

From 5 to 30 Knots

% of Windy days per month

Main wind directions

Forecast on windy.com

Local Kitesurfing Schools

Following you can find links to the page of the kitesurfing schools which operate on this spot. From there you can contact them through our form or directly via email or phone (if it was provided by them on the page).

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