Learn how to read the wind forecast so you can always find the best kitesurf conditions! We have designed a workshop in which we explain everything in a fun and very practical way, so that you can apply all this in your next kitesurfing adventure.
There are some seasons that are better for kiting than others. Here is a summary of the conditions in the different seasons, so you know when to come to Barcelona for kitesurfing, and when it is better to travel to other spots.
Mid February - Begin June
The season starts in mid-February. The wind begins to be very frequent from March onwards. Our kite school is open every windy day, weekdays and weekends. And we also go on roadtrips to other kite beaches.
Begin June - End September
During summer, there is a kitesurf prohibition. So between the beginning of June and the end of September we recommend you to learn wingfoil to keep enjoying the wind and the sea!
End September - Mid January
We start at the end of September, when the beaches become empty again and the wind picks up for kiting. The wind is constant and frequent until mid January. Our kitesurf school is open every day with wind.
Mid January - Mid February
We close the school when the temperatures drop, usually from mid January to mid February. But do not hesitate to contact us, as we do have a kitesurf camp in January to the tropical Cape Verde Islands
The best kitesurf spots
The main kitesurfing beach in the Barcelona area is Castelldefels, where we are located. Sometimes the wind may not be good in Castelldefels, but you can find good conditions in other nearby spots
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.
Delta del Ebro
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!
Sant Pere Pescador
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.
Summer kitesurf prohibition
During the summer, the beaches of Barcelona and its surroundings are very busy and kitesurfing lessons areprohibited. The school, shop and bar are still operational with loads of activities, just not for kitesurf lessons.