Continent
Europe
Country
France
Next Big City
Ajaccio
Next Town
Bonifacio
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
School, Shop, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop
Hazards:
Currents
Quality:
Crystal clear
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Clear blue water with soft sand close to the small island in front of the main beach. The water is knee to waist deep in front of the small island.

Beach

Type:
Sand, Pebbles
Size:
Medium
Hazards:
Rocks
Beach Users:
No information

The main beach itself is sand/small pebbles and covered in seaweed for a large part. The beach at the small island is soft sand.

Weather

Spring:
Shorty, Normal
Summer:
Shorts
Fall:
Shorty, Normal
Winter:
Normal, Thick

During summer 23-30┬░C, and water about 22┬░C as well. Shorty or even shorts are enough in summer. Besides summer a wetsuit is needed. Surfing all year is possible.

Wind

Best Months:
No information
Wind Type:
No information
Best Direction:
NNE, NE, ENE, E, ESE
Main Direction:
No information

Works best with winds coming from the East. West winds make this a very gusty location. Further south NE is onshore. On the small island off shore any wind direction can be sideshore.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

In the center of Bonifacio take the small road left of the surf shop. Keep going on this road until you see parked cars by the side of the road. All the way at the end of the road on the left hand side there's a small beach and a bar at the right hand side (closed from mid September, except for the speed crossing to Sardinia). Walk in front of the bar over the rocks towards the main beach (on the right hand side). Even though it's not very wide, it's long enough to launch a kite with just about any wind direction safely. Alternately, you can walk to the end of the beach and walk over to the small island. You can then start from the beach there (talk to the locals at the surf school before doing so).

Extra information

Rules
None

No restrictions. Before kiting it's best to check with the locals at the surf school (at the beginning of the main beach).

Nightlife

Plenty of bars and restaurants in Bonifacio. Not much life outside of high season.