Sotogrande

Continent
Europe
Country
Spain
Next Big City
Sevilla, Malaga
Next Town
La Linea, Puerto de Sotogrande
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
School, Parking

Water

Type:
Flat, Chop, Small wave
Hazards:
Swimmers, Ships, Mole
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Flat, chop and small waves. To both sides you have wave breakers, who protect the harbor. Here clean gentle waves go around it. Look out for ships entering and leaving the harbour if kiting far out. Sandy beach on leeside of kiting zone. In summer, kiting is also allowed only outside the yellow markers (swimmers)

Beach

Type:
Sand, Pebbles
Size:
Medium
Hazards:
Bystanders
Beach Users:
June, July, August

The beach south of the port entrance is wide and spacious for launching and learning. Safe leeward beach area in drift zone. During summer, the launch area, next to the sailing club, is small and reduced due to plenty of beachgoers.

Wind

Best Months:
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Wind Type:
Thermal, Frontal
Best Direction:
ENE, E, ESE, SE, SSE, S
Main Direction:
E, W

Good with East wind (Levante), but very seldom to get more than 15 knots during summer. Great spot for learning kiteboarding and hydrofoil.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

Take 49 north from La Linea until you get to Puerto de Sotogrande. Here get to the beach just south of the harbor. Parking near chiringuito GiGi's You can enter through the security points no problem.

Extra information

Rules
Zones, Time

The local kite school is SOTOKITE.COM and they are very friendly to help.

Nightlife

Nice chiringuitos on the beach for non-kiters Some good lunchplaces and restaurants in the marina. Very safe, beautiful and clean area throughout.