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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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HOW TO TRAVEL TO VIGANJ
If you want to travel to Viganj you can flight to Zagreb-Airport Pleso, there you have free shutle bus to the main bus station in Zagreb. On the main bus station you have a bus every day at 19:30 and it arrives in Orebic at 06:00 next day ( the price for one way ticket is about 260kn-35€ and return ticket about 360kn-48€ ). In Orebic we can come and pick you up, or you can take a taxi to Viganj ( 100kn or 15€). The second choise is if you arrive in Airport Pleso to take a rental car, from Zagreb to Viganj is about 580km. Or you can take a taxi from Zagreb to Viganj ( about 700€)
You can also flight to Split, from there you can travel to Viganj with a bus or ferry boat.From airport there is a regular bus connection to city bus station, and from bus station there are daily bus conections to Orebić, every day going at 01:00 in the morning and arrives in Orebic at 06:00.The cost is about 150kn or 20€.From Orebić we can pick you up or you take a taxi to Viganj (100kn or 15€). Also in every airport there is a posibility of car rental. From Split to Viganj is about 240 km or you can take a taxi to Viganj ( the cost is about 200€). If you go with ferry take a regular bus from airport to the ferry harbour.Take the fast ferry wich is going every day at 17:00 to Korčula .You will arrive in Korcula at 19:45. From Korčula we can pick you up with our boat.The price from Split to Korčula with ferry is 55kn or 8€ for one way ticket.
You can also flight to Dubrovnik airport.From airport there is a regular connection to city bus station, and from bus station there are daily conections to Orebić.The bus is going every day at 15:00 and sundays at 18:00.It arrives in Orebic at 17:00 or sundays at 19:00 The cost is about 100kn or 15€.From Orebić we can pick you up or you can take a taxi ( 100kn or 15€). Also in every airport there is a posibility of car rental , from Dubrovnik to Viganj is about 125km or you can take a taxi ( the cost is about 150€).
Viganj is pretty cheap, we can arange for you accomodation near the kitesurfing spot 150m in a big villa house for 10 € per night. you have many restaurants,( the prices are normal) beach bars, you have a great nightlife 7km from viganj in Orebić, or you go to Korčula.
the wind and good weather start in April (MAESTRAL-thermic wind)
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