Continent
Europe
Country
Spain
Next Big City
Barcelona, Girona
Next Town
Figueres
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Camping, Shop, Rescue, Food, Parking

Water

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

The water is shallow till about 20m. In the summer the water is rather flat. Out of summer season, the water everyday can change more, max waves are about 1.5m. Easy water to learn.

Beach

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

Very long, sandy beach. Lots of access to the beach, but not all for free. Via the camping grounds a fee will be charged.

Weather

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

Mostly sunny, which means a lot of thermal onshore wind. Up to 35┬░C in summer.

Wind

Best Months:
June, July, August, September
Wind Type:
Thermal
Best Direction:
N, SE, SSE, S
Main Direction:
SE

July and August, mostly thermal onshore wind when there is sun. Between 13.00h and 18.00h about 13-20 knots. If there is less sun, or in April, May, June, September and October, the wind is more different and varies more. This year was a good year, most of the days there was wind between 15-25 knots. They say it is a cycle of 4 years of 'good wind' and this year was the first, because the 4 years before where not that good. Also they say: good wind/a good summer here means bad wind/bad summer in Tarifa, and vise versa. 2003 was a bad summer in Tarifa. So next 3 years to St.Pere Pescador and than back to Tarifa. With North wind (Tramontana) wind is with gusts. With a bow it's better. Southeast is the best wind here.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

By car: to south of France, than direction Figueres (where the museum of Dali is), than direction Empuriabrava and at the roundabout to St.Pere Pescador. By plane: to Barcelona of Girona, train to Figueres and bus to St.Pere Pescador. By train: to Figueres.

Extra information

Rules
Zones, Time, Fees

Please respect the given zones specially for kitesurfing. Do not kite anywhere else. Fee to access the beach via the campground, if you don't stay there. You have to pay a fee and will get a lycra which you have to wear. Rescue available.

Nightlife

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