Palma, in fact Can Pastilla or Playa de Palma beach, is not the best option to kitesurfing from a safety point of view.
Thermal winds start around noon and last until 17h, between 8 and 12 kts. The beach is very crowded and the only possible way in/out is through the water channel in Can Pastilla, next to the Yacht Club.
Nobody should cross the line of yellow buoys which are placed are 200 mts from the beach neither try kitesurfing inside the channel. The channel it is designed just to go out or come in. The ignorance of that rules will suppose a denounce to the police authorities which will represent 3000 euros ticket, regardless your nationality or place of residence.
Up North, in Pollensa bay there's an area authorized for the practice and/or learning of kitesurfing. There is where most of local kiters go, it is next to a road and you should be especially careful about it and also about of not getting your lines tangled with other kiter lines.
In fact, kitesurf in Mallorca has two periods, summer and the rest of the year. In summer there are thermal winds, both in Pollensa or Alcudia bays, mostly onshore and between 8 -16 kts generally, and in the South part of the island in Bahia de Palma also, both onshore direction, but when in the North is stronger, on the South, wind be a little lighter.
The rest of the year, things become a lot more unpredictable sometimes no wind at all, sometimes dangerous storms, sometimes good 16-25 kts, actually, most of time there are acceptable wind conditions depending of the kite and board sizes you are using.
In winter you can expect 7 to 16 Celsius. If you decide to come in summer, and depending of your weight, bring 12- 21 mts kites.
In the bay of Pollensa we enjoy the best kitesurfing. Learning kitesurfing in Mallorca can be achieved thanks to ASOCIACION APRENDE A NAVEGAR our non profit kite club. The kite courses are open to everyone, whatever age or nationality, you just need to join our club and become yourself a part of our kitesurfing community.
For a membership fee, 100 euros per one year subscription, we offer the possibility to be assisted and adviced. We offer different courses for each level, whether you are an absolute beginner or you are in need to improve your kitesurfing skills.
Come to Mallorca, enjoy our beautiful island and the good kitesurf conditions of North Mallorca, visite the Bay of Pollensa and kitesurf with us!!
Contact us and we'll be glad to help or assist you.