The centre is at the same location as the windsurf centre at the south end of the bay (near St. Marti d'Empuries and L'Escala) on the grounds of La Ballena Alegre 2, a 4-star camping and bungalow park. Rentals of the latest kiteboarding equipment and kite surf storage are further services offered by our kite surfing centre. Our fully equipped shop carries spare parts, kites, boards, accessories and the associated sportswear.
For many years, the Bay of Roses has been known as the best kite surfing spot with the most constant winds in Northern Spain. Kite surfing conditions could not be more ideal. The thermal wind is very reliable and builds up towards midday. The fine sandy beach, interspersed with small dunes, is about 80 m wide, and the shallow-water area extends for about 30 m. The shape of the bay ensures absolute safety for kite surfers in tramuntana and thermal wind conditions; what is more, the regular winds never blow offshore.
During high season (June 15th – September 15th) kite surfing is only allowed for guests of the camping site, windsurf and kite surf centre guests. In order to get a lycra which is considered as the official kite surfing permission, guests have to stay on the camping site. Moreover they have to have liability insurance for kite surfing. Kite surfers without insurance can get it on site for around 3 EUR/day. Windsurf and kite surf centres guests get the lycras against a deposit of 50 EUR at the center. Furthermore private kite surfers as well as rental & storage guests have to be able to go upwind as entry and exit of the kite surfing zone are very narrow. Our students do not need the lycra or the insurance – it is included in the kite surfing instruction.
We offer daily kite surfing instruction, also with the help of our motor boat, depending on the wind direction. Courses are held directly in front of the centre in our private, dedicated kite surfing zone.
In the summer months in particular, the wind conditions are ideal for beginners' instruction. The wide beach and the dedicated kite surfing zone give you enough room to fly the kite for the first time or simply learn how to launch it. Kite surfing instruction is offered in many different languages, and our kite surf instructors have international certificates.
WIND AND WAVES
The reason is the strong and steadily blowing tramuntana, which has a firm grip on wind and weather conditions in the vicinity of the Pyrenees. This wind is particularly strong in spring and autumn (with wind forces of 5-8/9 bft.) and blows side shore from the right at the kite surfing centre. The thermal wind prevails in the summer months (mid-June to mid-September). The wind comes side-onshore from the right, with a wind force of 3-5 bft.
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