Getares

Continent
Europe
Country
Spain
Next Big City
Malaga, Jerez de la Fontera
Next Town
Algeciras
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Rescue, Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Chop, Small wave
Hazards:
None
Quality:
Cloudy
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Flat and choppy water. With strong Levante winds waves up to 1.5m possible. The water can be a bit dirty.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Big
Hazards:
No information
Beach Users:
June, July, August

Big, sandy beach, lots of space. A grassy area just behind the beach.

Wind

Best Months:
June, July, August, September
Wind Type:
Thermal, Frontal
Best Direction:
ESE
Main Direction:
E, W

The beach can be in a wind shadow and therefore gusty, depending on the direction. The wind changes from Poniente (West) to Levante (East) in general every few days, guess the best rate can be up to 60-70% days with more than 4 Bft per month in summer. Best direction is definitely ESE. When wind is forecasted from East, it's possible that the wind will come into the bay (ESE) because of the mountains and geographic effects. Less strong winds than Tarifa, so if the wind blows too strong there, you can go to this spot for less wind. Normally a couple of forces lower.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

From Tarifa drive about 18km towards Algeciras. Once you are over the mountains you get to a roundabout. Go straight on and turn right at the next one after about 300m and follow signs to Getares. Then follow signs to Playa Getares.

Extra information

Rules
Time

Kiting banned during the summer.

Nightlife

No information