May 10 started....Went to 8 ports in Italy and Best kiteing in Italy was island of Sardinia, nice wind, sun and waves on a 12 but it was 25 knots full on, could have used the 8m.
. Very windy at Lucate and Roses north of Barcelona on France border....this is choice location, windy similar to Almanare
Castedefells spain , 15 km south of Barcelona , got 2 of 4 days on water, 12m and some nice waves, very long wide sandy beach.
Had a beach cottage 50m from big sandy, 7 km long, kite beach.$80 euro per night for 2 bedroom with living rm, kitchen, bath shower, . tres estrellas
we, L@L, P@J, K@B, are at Denia, Spain now, kited 12m, Lynn was on 7m and 9m !, in smooth water, real nice wide sandy beaches, clear water, air temp 22-27 degree c, water is high 60 degree c..........beautiful here.
Villa is excellent. see ya all in 10 days
Wind guru is terrible for Denia.
Best wind was from SE, 18 - 25 knots and guru did not even forecast wind on 3 occasions.
wind was from NE and wind guru forecast 3 stars on 4 days.........all were calm !!
The wind works on a thermal that takes wind from south/ se/ east and sucks it along the mountain and drives it North along the beach.......if wind is forecast for 10 knots and it is hot.. 20 degree and sunny or more, it will be 18 to 25 knots at beach kite spots, The best spot we found was North Denia right next to Olive.
You can stay at a beach camp ground there or rent a cottage for $50 euro per night, restaurant and bar along the beach.
BEWARE, on the north side of the Beach ( Olive side) they allow dogs to run at large and there is DOG SH,,,t, on and under the sand.. be careful..
The rest of the beach to south is very clean , nice fine sand and a wide beach, sand gets very hot in the sun. Best thing about this beach is it is designated Kite beach year round.
Pretty much every where else in spain, Kitesurfing is BANNED June 15 to end of August, accept for Tarifa which is insane busy.....thousands, yes 1000's of kites and windsurfers share the beach.............crazy!