Kite and Windsurfing in Croatia
Thanks to its geographical position and relief predispositions, Croatia offers locations for absolutely every adrenaline sport! If you are a fan of sea sports, more precisely wind or kitesurfing, you can find several locations to enjoy in Croatia, whether you are an amateur or a professional.
What is certainly not lacking in these locations is the wind! There are three types of wind that prevail and are the most suitable for kitesurfing in Croatia. Keep in mind that not all places are ideal for every type of wind. Maestral blows mainly from the NW direction and is most common in summer, when the weather is dry and hot. It starts blowing around noon, while in the afternoon it slowly gathers strength and blows until sunset. It is stable and usually blows between 15-25 knots. The bura is a wind that occurs only after the cold front passage and indicates the arrival of nice weather soon. It blows from the NE direction and is dry, strong on shocks and cold. It usually only blows for a day or two. It is strongest along the coast. Its strength can vary from 10 to over 40 knots (especially rush). The south wind is warm and humid, blowing from the SW direction. It indicates the approach of bad weather and is generally accompanied by rain and heavy clouds. Its power can vary from 10 to over 40 knots. It usually lasts a day or two, it is stable and steady.
Kiting locations extend from north to south, and you can start with Ližnjan in Istria. The kite place is a 10-minute macadam drive away from the town center. The bay is small and rocky, but surrounded by a pine forest that provides shade during the holidays. This place is not for beginners because of its rocky shore and often anchored boats in it. The bora blows most often.
The next is Premantura as the southernmost point of the Istrian peninsula. The place for wandering is located on the beach of the Stupice campsite. Entering the beach itself can be problematic due to often anchored boats, and entry in other places is difficult due to the rocky shore, but once inside, in front of you is a tremendous huge surfing area that reaches all the way to the island Bodulaš, which with good wind needs 15 minute to. Care should be taken not to let the wind drop because, as this place is not an official place for surfing with school and speedboats for help, you will not be able to return to Premantura. Most often blows bura.
Bol on the island Brač is the most famous place for surfing in Croatia. In the main season, kiting on the most famous beach Zlatni rat is prohibited due to the large number of tourists and sea traffic in that part. The starting position for surfing is a kilometer from Zlatni rat, in front of the Yellow cat surfing school on a pebble beach. The maestral and jugo blow most often, and the maestral can reach 20-25 knots in the afternoon because it blows through the canal between Brač and Hvar and there it has room for strengthening. Since this is an official surfing spot there are lifeguards and a speedboat for help on site.
The most famous southern point is Viganj on the Peljesac peninsula. The surfing place is located on the south side of the place and overlooks the island of Korcula. There is a surf school and a speedboat to help, and the beach is pebbly. The maestral blows most often, and as far as entering and exiting the sea is concerned, it is very simple and easy. It can be crowded because the place is trendy so this can create a problem for beginners.
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