Continent
Europe
Country
Italy
Next Big City
Reggio di Calabria
Next Town
Pellaro
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Rooms, School, Shop, Repair, Rental, Rescue, Shower, Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

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

The water is not too choppy, sometimes 1.5 meter waves due to changing of the current. No shallow water, after 2-3 m you can't stand anymore.

Beach

Type:
Sand, Pebbles
Size:
Medium
Hazards:
None
Beach Users:
None

Grey beach, rough grainy, like micro pebbles. Very easy to beat off the kite, don't stick too much. No shells, no sea urchins, no rocks, no concrete, no walls, buildings, etc. Large bay all sand, between 50-80 m wide, a lot of space to launch and land. Not very crowded beach during July and August, all other month quiet empty.

Weather

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

Summer hot, almost no rain, spring and autumn pretty warm, winter not too cold. Warm water in the summer (around 27┬░C) and not too cold in the winter (16-18┬░C).

Wind

Best Months:
April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
Wind Type:
Thermal
Best Direction:
N, NNE, W, WNW, NW, NNW
Main Direction:
N, WNW, NW, NNW

Very good with North or Northwest wind. This local wind called 'Boria' is typical from May to September. Boria wind is a thermal wind and blows a around 18-25 knots (70% of the indicated period). South or Southeast wind sometimes good. Not recommended with OFF wind directions and with Scirocco (S/SSE) except for expert only and is the souther side of the spot.



How to get there

Transport
Car, Bus, Train
Access
Short walk

Fly to Reggio Calabria airport (REG) in Southern Italy, Calabria. The spot is 7-8 km south of the airport. Follow the SS106 southbound to Taranto. You will find 2 traffic lights: first is called 'Pellaro'; second is called 'Pellaro' again. Turn right at this second traffic light. At the end of the road turn left and then keep the right following the beach. By car from the North via Milano, Roma, Salerno to the end of A3 to Reggio Calabria. After exit called 'Porto' follow the direction to 'Taranto'. Pass the airport sign and follow the direction you find in the previous paragraph. By train: Arrive at Reggio Calabria Centrale and the take the train to Pellaro (10mins far). Pellaro rail station is 800m north of the spot.

Extra information

Rules
Other

Check the local coast guard rules. Be careful with the regular current if you stay far from the cost and if you kite in the souther location of the spot. In all cases the current is not so hard. If you use the kite center, read the common rules for using the kite area. There is a bay at north where the wind is almost sideonshore, ideal for learing with no current at all.

Nightlife

The near Reggio Calabria offer a lot of attractions especially in summertime. Bars, grills and restaurants offer very good food at convenient prices.