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Kiting in Croatia, any insight?

Postby shad » Tue Jun 07, 2011 4:00 pm

Im planing a trip to Croatia end of July 28 to Aug 6, I would apreciate some tips on best spots around that time of the year and anything else that can be helpful

Thanks guys,
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Re: Kiting in Croatia, any insight?

Postby vanjose » Tue Jun 07, 2011 4:22 pm

You should definitely try Bol on island Brac, one of the best wind and kitesurfing spots in Croatia (the kiting beach is called Zlatni Rat).
Also i would recommend Nin, close to city of Zadar on the central coast, gets pretty crowded though.

Usually it's blowing 20-25 knots end of July, beg of Aug, so lots of fun =D>
I'll be there till July 25, too bad we'll just miss to meet, but if you need more info feel free to send me a private message!

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Re: Kiting in Croatia, any insight?

Postby bart damner » Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:59 am

Vanja - pretty much nailed kiting in Croatia and don't forget to bring your disco wear as the place likes to party especially the Island of Hvar, but Brac is the kiting spot. Enjoy, I know we did.
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Re: Kiting in Croatia, any insight?

Postby maritimo » Sun Apr 15, 2012 1:12 am

Viganj is one of the most known windsurfing and kitesurfing spots in Croatia. Because it is situated in the middle of a narrow channel between Peljesac and Korcula, the winds tend to blow twice as fast as it usually does in the Adriatic.The best month wit wind are APRIL,MAY,JUNE,JULY,AUGUST,SEPTEMBER,
Everd day the wind starts abou 2pm till sunset, sometime its starts in the morning (10:00)
iganj today has become a favorite meeting spot for wind and kitesurfers from all over Europe and world. Sea channel between Pelješac and Korčula and the wind that blows in it provides ideal conditions for windsurfing and kitesurfing. Such conditions are due to his position at the narrowest part of Pelješac channel due which when the wind blows gets multiple acceleration.Viganj today has become a favorite meeting spot for wind and kitesurferS. In the summer, mistral(northwest) is blowing and this wind is the best for enjoyments in this sports, his virtue is a constancy and a small wave, which enables the achievement of adrenaline speed!

Mistral usually starts around 12am and lifts up, at the right speed from 02pm to 08pm, the average strength reaches 5 beauforts, and if you are happy, up to 8!

All this enables ideals conditions for various competitions, it should be pointed out 1989 when the World Cup took place and 1990g. European Championship, in addition Viganj traditionally hosts the Open Championship of Croatia and Croatian Cup in windsurfing.

In the summer there are several schools for wind and kitesurf, and which also rents equipment.

Morning is ideal for first steps due to light breeze, and the channel appears like a lake and gives a feeling of safety for beginners and children.

In the last several years expansion of kitesurfing and theirs arivall in greater numbers are forming along with windsurfers spectacular pictures in the channel.

the wind starts on May until middle of September.If you come on August you can expect wind from 12-25 knots,so i would suggest you bring 12,14 and maybe 9.The wind is very stable and full so even if it is 11-12 knots you can ride 14 with no problem.With 20 knots you already need 9m.The water is light choppy with a little bit of current because this is a channel,but nothing special.But you have the most fantastic scenery because you can ride to the island of Korčula and its really beautiful.It is not a sandy beach but it is very beautiful with a lot of kiters and windsurfers and the water is crystall clear.You also have rescue service on the beach ,restaurant,toilet,beach bar and a kite center,everything direct on the spot.I would suggest you stay in VIGANJ either a camping site or apartments,because everything is within 1km
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