Santa Pola

Continent
Europe
Country
Spain
Next Big City
Alicante
Next Town
Santa Pola
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
School, Shop, Repair, Rental, Rescue, Shower, Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop
Hazards:
Wave breaker, Mole
Quality:
Crystal clear
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Shallow and warm, perfect place for everyone. Shallow for a bit but does get deep as you venture out.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Medium
Hazards:
Concrete
Beach Users:
June, July, August

Wide and long sandy beach. Lots of place for rigging and launching. Houses along the beach.

Wind

Best Months:
April, May, June, July, August, September
Wind Type:
Thermal
Best Direction:
E, S, SW
Main Direction:
N, E, S, SW

From spring to fall the thermal wind out of South starts in the morning and is getting stronger during the day. During winter a strong, gusty wind (Poniente) blows from North. Usually a popular beach on a good day, most people go down in the afternoon for the sea breeze. Best wind is the SW (Lebeche); strong and consistent. Also works well with the E and NE wind as it accelarates against the hills. Could be gusty.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

Airplane to Alicante. Bus or taxi to Santa Pola. The kite beach is located right at the South end of Santa Pola. Follow the seafront to the end and you can't miss it. Or look for the salt factory from the road with the big 'mountains' of salt, it's behind there.

Extra information

Rules
Zones, Time

Special kite zone. Show respect to beginners. Playa Llisa/Grande is closed for kiters in summer months but neighboring Playa La Gola is open year round.

Nightlife

No information