Doljanka (Kosa Dolgaya)

Continent
Europe
Country
Russia
Next Big City
Rostov Na Donu
Next Town
Eysk, Dolzhanskaya
 
Type:
Island, Lake
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Rooms, Camping, School, Shop, Repair, Rental, Rescue, Shower, Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Flat, Chop, Small wave, Medium wave
Hazards:
Fishernets
Quality:
Cloudy
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Most of the time you'll find both perfect flat on one side of the spit and choppy or medium sized wind waves on another. So you have offshore and onshore conditions. Always inform rescue boats when riding in offshore winds. Dolzhanka is a deep water spot.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Big
Hazards:
None
Beach Users:
July, August

On summer months, holidays or special events beach can be crowded.

Wind

Best Months:
May, June, July, August, September
Wind Type:
Thermal, Frontal
Best Direction:
NNE, NE, SSW, SW
Main Direction:
NE, SW

Best winds during summer. Best directions are NE and SW. Worst directions are E or W - when wind blows along the coast, it becomes little bit gusty and choppy. Beware of wind shadows in front of hotels when riding offshore winds. It can vary from calm to storm during few days - so take all kite sizes and don't forget to check the forecast.



How to get there

Transport
Car, Bus
Access
No walk

First you should get to Rostov-on-Don or Krasnodar (nearest transport hubs with international airports and railway stations). Then get taxi directly to the spot (approx 220km and 260km) - it will cost about $150 (3000-5000 RUR). If you are looking for cheaper option catch a bus. Your route will be from the airport first to Eisk, then to Dolzhanka and from there you will anyhow need a taxi to get to the spot (9km from Dolzhanskaya village to the spit). Also you can rent a car in Rostov or Krasnodar (approx. from $40 per day).

Extra information

Rules
None

This place is a traditional week-end location for locals - so book rooms in advance during summer months. Also you can live directly on the beach if you bring a tent. Always inform rescue boats when riding in offshore winds. But they are on duty only on busy summer days or holidays. Or you can ask for rescue in any kiteschool.

Nightlife

Parties on the beach, in hotels, trance festivals in forests or nightclubs in Eisk (35km away).