The kitesurf & Paddle Surf SPOT is located on the Pletera beach, between Estartit and Pals, on the Costa Brava (Girona, Catalonia), in the Montgrí Natural Park , Medes Islands and Baix Ter.
There are 6 km of natural beach, facing east, with fine sand and shallow waters.
In front of the beach, about 2km into the sea, we discover the Medes Islands, one of the most important reserves of marine flora and fauna in the western Mediterranean.
WIND AND SWELL CONDITIONS
With a wide range of navigable winds, from the Northeast (the famous Tramuntana) to the Southeast passing through the East, the kitesurfing area of Estartit is usually a good destination for different levels and styles of sailing.
The SPOT is ideal for KITESURF, WINDSURF, PADDLE SURF, CATAMARAN, among other water sports.
Generally, in the early mornings, the sea conditions are perfect for PADDLE SURFING. A stroll along the Medes Islands or along the magnificent Montgrí Coast, with dream coves "la Pedrosa" or "Ferriola", and magnificent corners "la Roca Foradada".
By mid-morning, when the wind starts to pick up a little, we usually enjoy excellent conditions for learning to WINDSURF and CATAMARÀ. From midday onwards, when the wind gets stronger, it's time for KITESURFING. This SPOT offers different conditions, depending on the day, for all tastes.
During the spring and summer, one of the most frequent winds is usually the TIDE, direction SE, it is a thermal wind from the right (SIDE ON). If the day is open, there is a good chance that the thermal wind will come in well, a very constant wind, ideal for learning kitesurfing, windsurfing and catamaran sailing.
Also during these dates, the GARBINO wind direction S-SW (SIDE/ SIDE OFF) is quite common. It usually blows stronger than the thermal wind and with more gusts.
We cannot forget the famous north winds on the Costa Brava. In summer we are visited by the GREGAL, a constant NE wind (SIDE ON), Estartit being the best SPOT on the Costa Brava to sail this wind.
The TRAMUNTANA, a N-NW wind (SIDE OFF), normally very strong and with gusts, is less frequent during the summer. Autumn is usually the best time to enjoy these conditions.
April to August is usually the time of year with the most days of sailable wind, between 70% and 90% of days with wind F3 or more.
With northerly winds, there are often good waves for kitesurfing. The Estartit beach t in Pals is considered the best waves SPOT in Catalonia.
MAIN SPOT FEATURES
What neoprene do I need?
- For the winter months we recommend a 5mm wetsuit.
- During the month of May and October we recommend a neoprene of about 4mm.
- For July, August and September a shorty or for the hottest days a lycra.