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 Post subject: Advice on the best spots for Europe May/June
PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:38 am 
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Hi Kiteforum,

I have been looking on the forums and it looks like most of the answers to this question are a few seasons old now.

Im after some info on the best spots in Europe from mid May to mid June. I will have about 3 weeks away. Im on a tight budget so accommodation will be on the lower end but I'm happy with that. I just want wind for the three weeks. I want flat water to practice some freestyle tricks. Preferable is a quiet spot. Im not a fan of 100+ kites on an area that should have no more than 50 on it.

Also any advice on Rhodes, Greece especially as i may be able to get a free flight there through work.

I have a 12m and a 9m to take with me so wind ranges to suit. I would prefer not to be renting kites due to the budget.

You guys have been great source of advice in the past so thanks for that.

Ben


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 Post subject: Re: Advice on the best spots for Europe May/June
PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:38 am 
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benhowe2 wrote:
Hi Kiteforum,

I have been looking on the forums and it looks like most of the answers to this question are a few seasons old now.

Im after some info on the best spots in Europe from mid May to mid June. I will have about 3 weeks away. Im on a tight budget so accommodation will be on the lower end but I'm happy with that. I just want wind for the three weeks. I want flat water to practice some freestyle tricks. Preferable is a quiet spot. Im not a fan of 100+ kites on an area that should have no more than 50 on it.

Also any advice on Rhodes, Greece especially as i may be able to get a free flight there through work.

I have a 12m and a 9m to take with me so wind ranges to suit. I would prefer not to be renting kites due to the budget.

You guys have been great source of advice in the past so thanks for that.

Ben


Mid-May to mid-June, flat water, quiet spot uh? A few from me:

- Italy: SW Sardinia at Porto Botte or Punta Trettu
W Sicily at Stagnone (kinda lagoon, not the most beatiful imho)
- France: Beauduc, Almanarre (only with offshore wind, which I really dont' like)
- Spain: Fuerteventura at Sotavento (busy)
- Greece: Lefkas (not sure how busy in that period)

Plus, in Northern Africa it should be very windy in Red Sea (Soma Bay... very flat water) and Dakhla (really consistent wind)


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 Post subject: Re: Advice on the best spots for Europe May/June
PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:40 am 
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I forgot to tell you about Rhodes.... Prasonisi beach... :heartface: :heartface: :heartface:


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 Post subject: Re: Advice on the best spots for Europe May/June
PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:56 am 
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My home spot, northern Como Lake. you'll need a 5mm wetsuit. Also, carefully check the weather before booking (www.3bmeteo.com, location "Gera Lario" or "Colico"). The weather must be sunny and the wind forecast must show a few knots from S/SW. Never mind how many knots are listed, it's a thermal so when the forecast says "5 from S/SW" we actully have about 15 knots in the afternoon.
If the wind is from N/NW, it's not good.
Just ask for any further info!

Cheers

Paolo


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 Post subject: Re: Advice on the best spots for Europe May/June
PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 12:26 pm 
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pmaggie wrote:
My home spot, northern Como Lake. you'll need a 5mm wetsuit. Also, carefully check the weather before booking (www.3bmeteo.com, location "Gera Lario" or "Colico"). The weather must be sunny and the wind forecast must show a few knots from S/SW. Never mind how many knots are listed, it's a thermal so when the forecast says "5 from S/SW" we actully have about 15 knots in the afternoon.
If the wind is from N/NW, it's not good.
Just ask for any further info!

Cheers

Paolo


No please, it's (or it's been) my home spot too .... but I can't imagine somebody who's been travelling thousands miles to kitesurf in Como Lake....

Ben, my advise is to go Sardinia or Greece !!

PS Paolo are you at Colico or Gera?


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 Post subject: Re: Advice on the best spots for Europe May/June
PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 2:42 pm 
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Sardinia should be good, I heard May is the best time.
The SW has nice spots with flat water. If before summer season, then at San Teodoro (La Cinta Beach), you will find great flat water behind the harbour wall with Scirocco.

Consider Egypt too...many flat water spots and good wind normally, cheap to fly and stay!

Forget Sotavento on Fuerteventura, the wind is horrible gusty!

Find lots of spot info here: www.splocs.com


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 Post subject: Re: Advice on the best spots for Europe May/June
PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 3:32 pm 
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I own a small flat in Gera! It's not that bad in june anyway, if you're coming from far I think it's worth a visit, not only for kiting but for the Como lake itself. Please ask George Clooney for more informations :D


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 Post subject: Re: Advice on the best spots for Europe May/June
PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 6:45 pm 
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France with some pictures...

South of France, l'Almanarre:

It's works great offshore and onshore :thumb: :thumb:








Britanny: Best spots! Not as warm but so many different spots! :heartface:



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 Post subject: Re: Advice on the best spots for Europe May/June
PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 11:53 am 
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yep... I didn't post you any video...

this is Sardinia (Porto Pollo, Valledoria 1:31 and Punta Trettu 2:11). For flat water I'd say Punta Trettu



this is still Sardinia, Porto Botte (very close to Punta Trettu)



this is Sicily, Lo Stagnone (a very big lagoon, open to the sea, with superflat and shallow water)


still Sicily, Capo Feto (not always flat)



Enjoy! :thumb:


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 Post subject: Re: Advice on the best spots for Europe May/June
PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 3:40 pm 
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Keros at limnos island in Greece.. I cant say much , its better if you search for videos . Another place is prasonisi in Rodos island Greece again...u can have wave beach and flat beach in the same spot. One thick line of sand split the two beaches.. This sand goes to an island, prasonisi, with no citizens, that just is connected with rodos island..good luck


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