Gran Canaria / Pozo Kite Beach

Continent
Africa
Country
Canary Islands
Next Big City
Las Palmas
Next Town
Pozo Izquierdo
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Shower, Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Chop, Small wave, Medium wave
Hazards:
None
Quality:
Crystal clear
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Usually choppy but some epic days with waves.

Beach

Type:
Pebbles, Stones
Size:
Small
Hazards:
Stones
Beach Users:
None

A lot of big pebbles and hard land. There is enough room for landing and launching but it have to be done with extreme precautions. The best way is with help in the kite and another one helping you to the water. Strong wind and gusty.

Wind

Best Months:
May, June, July, August, September
Wind Type:
Trade
Best Direction:
NE
Main Direction:
NE

In summer 30+ knots and gusty. The rest of the year could be from 15-25 knots but not so often like in summer. Northeast is the best.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

From Las Palmas GC-1 South to Maspalomas, exit Pozo Izquierdo. When you reach Pozo and in front of Cutre there is a sand road that goes to the South 400m. You will see ITC (Instituto Tecnologico Canario) behind the road turn to the water and you are at kite beach, there are some wind mills, which are easily to spot from the highway.

Extra information

Rules
None

They ban Pozo for Kitesurfing and then we moved about 500m to the South. Many days the wind is better than Pozo. Be careful launching and landing the kite and always help people because it's the worst part of this spot, once in the water it's perfect. Not a beginners spot!

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