Saaler Bodden / Born (Born Camping)

Continent
Europe
Country
Germany
Next Big City
Rostock
Next Town
Born, Fischland-Darss
 
Type:
Lake
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Camping, School, Shop, Repair, Rental, Rescue, Shower, Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop
Hazards:
Swimmers, Ships, None
Quality:
No information
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Flat water, seldom small waves, shallow almost everywhere. No obstacles except other kiters or windsurfers. Enough space for everyone but can be crowded in summer (about 40 kites at the same time).

Beach

Type:
Grass
Size:
Small
Hazards:
No information
Beach Users:
No information

Grass and only small area to inflate. Launch the kite in between boats and spectators and people swimming, so be very careful. Enough space for about 20 kites on land but gets tricky then to enter and exit the water.

Wind

Best Months:
March, April, May, September, October, November
Wind Type:
Frontal
Best Direction:
S, SSW, SW, WSW, W
Main Direction:
SW, WSW, W, WNW, NW

Early morning wind from 7-9am is possible but in general wind does not start before 11am and ends sometimes immediately around 6pm. Long terms of no wind in summer (August) are common. NW is not good, only good until WNW winds.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

From the Bundesstrasse between Rostock and Stralsund you take a left (coming from Rostock) where a sign says 'Fischland-Darss-Zingst'. Follow that street all the way through Wustrow and Ahrenshoop until on the right you see a sign saying 'Born Campingplatz'. Make a right turn here and after about 1km on the right there is the entrance where you pay for a day ticket. Or 300m on the meadow beyond the camping ground.

Extra information

Rules
Fees

Kiters launch from the water. Entering the Born Campingplatz will cost a fee.

Nightlife

No information