As a result of its offshore location, the Anambas Archipelago is blessed with decent winds pretty much year-round, ideal for sailing activities such as kiteboarding and windsurfing.
Whereas pleasant sea breezes tend to blow during the relative lulls between the two main monsoons, the northeast and the southwest monsoon seasons are characterized by strong winds, generated by the perennial temperature difference between the landmasses of China to the north and Australia to the south.
Anambas exploration was one of my best kite trips in recent years.
-- Dmitry, Singapore --
During the northeast monsoon, November to March, for instance, wind surges from the northern South China Sea, barreling their way south, not only sweeping the sea water surface into serious oceanic swells, but gradually displacing the warmer moist summer air around the Anambas region.
Now, whilst the initial months of this monsoon, November and December, bring copious amounts of rain, once the atmosphere above Anambas has stabilized, it's primed for seriously powered up windsurfing, foiling and/or kiting; northeast monsoon winds can get up to a cool and punchy 30 knots.