Surrounded by water and situated at the contact point of the circulating land and sea breezes, Świnoujście provides wonderful conditions for practising windsurfing and kite-surfing. The Usedom beach near the windmill, and the Warszów district beach (in the Isle of Wolin), both referred to as “spots” in the surfing jargon, have invariably enjoyed a growing popularity among Polish surfers. The best surfing conditions are created by northern, north-eastern and north-western winds. Southern winds, on the other hand, favour Szczecińskie Lake. The opening of borders for car traffic in the Isle of Usedom has considerably facilitated the access to water areas in the German part of the Isle, such as the one in the village of Kamminke, located near Świnoujście. These areas are suitable to practice both windsurfing and kite-surfing. The relatively shallow water surrounding Świnoujście, and the wide Świnoujście beach are recommended by professional instructors as making Świnoujście the safest place to learn kite-surfing. What is more, the vicinity of other near-by “spots” gives an opportunity to continue training when wind conditions change.
In 2010, Świnoujście housed the final round of Kite Tour Europe.