Not every wind is good for kitesurfing, not every season is good for kitesurfing and not every spot works with the same wind forecast. Also, in Barcelona and surroundings, there is a kitesurf prohibition during summer meaning you can't just kite everywhere. Here you can find a brief overview of what you need to keep in mind so you can prepare for your kitesurf session.
Castelldefels is the nearest beach to Barcelona where you can safely kite. It works best with SW winds (Garbi) and works with thermal winds that pick up in the afternoon. We need a sunny sky and higher temperatures for the thermal winds to work. Sometimes you can see an East or South-East wind coming in too! But it is not possible to kite with any off shore north wind direction.
The Delta del Ebro is about 2,5hrs south driving from Barcelona. There's two main spots. First there's Riumar, working well with North winds. These winds are usually best in the mornings when it's not that hot. It can get a bit stormy! Then, working well with South winds, is the Trabucador. A big flat water lagoon amazing for learning and progressing, and a great camp spot!
At 1,5hrs North of Barcelona, in the Costa Brava, Sant Pere Pescador is the main kite beach. It works well with any South, South East wind directions. Sometimes there can be some waves, too! Also, if you're really more experienced, you can go here with North wind forecasts. Wind will be gusty and stormy, but it's rideable if you're experienced enough.
The kitesurf season starts around mid-February. Wind starts becoming really frequent from March onwards, all the way through to the start of June. Our kitesurf school is active every windy day, weekdays and weekends.
The beaches of Barcelona become very busy during summer - kitesurfing is not allowed in these months - and wind dies down quite a bit. Our school moves to Sardinia and Castelldefels will have limitated kitesurf zones (read more)
We start the season at the end of September, once there is more space and better wind to kitesurf. Wind is steady and frequent until end December. Our kitesurf school is active every windy day, weekdays and weekends.
We close the kitesurf school once temperatures drop below 15' celcius. Usually this is from January until mid-February. Feel free to contact us, though, to keep you informed on when we start the kitesurf season!
During summer, the beaches in Barcelona and around are so busy that kitesurfing is not allowed. The school moves to Sardinia during summer - a place with endless space and wind. We welcome everyone to come take lessons there!