Best Spots on Prince Edward Island to Windsurf

Photo of Kate Horodyski
17 December 2017

Thanks to its warm waters and prevailing winds, Prince Edward Island is one of the best windsurfing destinations in all of North America. To get you started, we’ve found the best windsurfing spots on the island. Not surprisingly, you’ll notice many of them overlap with our picks for Prince Edward Island’s best kayak and paddling spots.


The beaches and lakes near Prince Edward Island’s capital city are popular spots for locals and tourists, just pick the one that has the best winds on the day! There are windsurfing shops and schools nearby that can offer advice, give lessons to beginners, and supply all the equipment you need whatever your level.

The sunset at Prince Edward Island | © Tourism PEI / Carrie Gregory

Rustico Bay

Located in the North Central part of the coast, near Cavendish, Rustico Bay is one of the most popular spots on the island for windsurfing. It’s a great spot for all skill levels and gets on-shore wind gusts up to 18 knots.

North Lake

This quaint fishing village located near Prince Edward Island’s easternmost tip is a really fun spot for intermediate to advanced surfers. Stay inside the reef if you’re looking for a calmer ride, or more advanced windsurfers can head out past the break for some serious waves.

The beach at North Rustico | © Tourism PEI / Carrie Gregory

Prince Edward Island National Park

Located not far from Rustico Bay, Prince Edward Island’s only national park offers some great spots for windsurfing. Robinson Island is a great place for beginners, and Covehead features some awesome scenery, and both are particularly good starting points for novice windsurfers.

Souris Beach

When the wind is blowing south, Souris is the perfect spot to go for windsurfers, with its beautiful backdrop and perfectly spaced waves.

The Prince Edward Island coastline | © Tourism PEI / Shirley Gallant

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