In 2023, we are really busy. In the spring, Portugal and the 2nd edition of Sardinia appeared. In addition, we are currently writing the Sicily Kitetravelguide, which is expected to be published in late 2023 early 2024 and at the moment we are researching for our Kitetravelguide for Spain.
The most southwestern country in the EU
In the summer of 2023 we went to Spain for 5 months and saw the complete coast of the country and discovered many great kiteposts and met great people. But that’s not all, we were also able to get to know the country intensively and would have liked to stay longer in the end.
Spain is very diverse. Besides the mostly hot touristy Mediterranean coast where the wind is often boosted by thermals, the wild southern Atlantic coast with good wind and the rugged, jagged northern coast with good waves and some hidden kite spots. So you can find good conditions for kitesurfing all year round, depending on the location and your personal preferences.
The Mediterranean coast is very hot in the summer, but in the north on the Atlantic you have cooler nights, where warm clothes can be an advantage. In the low season it can rain more often, but on the coast this rarely lasts longer, so you will always catch a few rays of sunshine during the day. Southern Spain is a popular destination for wintering, so you will always meet other campers.
We wanted to visit Spain for a long time and after traveling the entire coast, we also fell in love with this country. The warm people, the different landscapes, the good food and the always cool kite spots along the coast. That’s why we strongly recommend you to visit Spain for kitesurfing. Whether by plane or camper, the main thing is that you are flexible with a vehicle.
Spain in figures
Spain has a total area of 505,990 km² with 12,500 km² belonging to the islands and a coastline of 4,964 km, with 4000 km belonging only to the mainland. This makes Spain the fourth largest country in Europe. Spain is located on two seas, the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, which in itself makes for a very diverse coastline in the country. In addition to miles of sandy beaches, there are also many cliffs with small bays, all offering different conditions for many water sports.
Spain has 47.42 million inhabitants and the capital is Madrid. The highest mountain of the mainland is Mulhacén with 3,478 m. On Tenerife you can still find the Teide with 3.718 m. In winter you can ski very well in Spain, there are several ski resorts in the Pyrenees on the border with France and along the Cantabrian Mountains (Cordillera Cantábrica) along the Atlantic Ocean. The largest lake is the Albufera Lagoon with 28 km² south of Valencia. The longest river is the Tagus, it flows with about 816 km through Spain and then Portugal and flows at Lisbon into the Atlantic Ocean.
The best time to travel in Spain
Spain is a popular destination for wintering, especially in Andalusia. However, the better wind conditions for kitesurfing in Spain are from April to October, although it can be too hot for thermals in August. On the Mediterranean, the Tramuntana, Garbi, Ponente and Levante are good winds and on the Atlantic coast the Nortada and Norteste provide good conditions. The southerly wind also puts a lot of pressure on the canopy, but usually with bad weather in tow.
We traveled the entire coast of Spain, talked to many kite schools and locals and were able to learn a lot. Here are a few kite spots from our discovery. As soon as there is a kitespot description for a kitespot in the blog, it will be linked here. However, this may take some time, as we are still on the road and researching.
Kitespots in Spain
- Sant Pere Pescador (Roses)
- Delta del Ebro
- El Perello
- La Manga Del Mar Menor
- Cabo de Gata
- Guadalmar (Malaga)
- Isla Canela
How we discover Spain? Of course with our old man, the Wohnix. It is now 37 years old and will hopefully accompany us on our travels for even longer. After we did some remodeling inside, it’s like a Tiny House, with everything you need and a nice big kitchen. 🙂
When traveling to Spain, you almost always have to pass through France, unless you are coming from Portugal or arriving by ferry from Italy. Depending on where you start from, it is also worth driving through Switzerland. We went from Munich to Civitavecchia and from there we took the ferry to Barcelona. After comparing all possible routes, this was the most pleasant and cheapest way to get to Spain. However, this must always be compared individually, as prices vary greatly. From where are you traveling to Spain?
On the spot
In the run-up to the trip, we have already planned the kite spots we want to visit. We always learn more from the kite school or other kitesurfers on site. We also learn about special highlights of the environments, get tips and get all the info about the respective kitespots. This year we were in Spain from the beginning of May to the end of September and the corresponding Kitetravelguide for Spain is expected to be published in mid-2024. You can find more in our KITEshop.
We are always on the road with our camper and can test and try everything perfectly. Here we are always happy to receive tips, great pitches and great experiences from you. What places, kitespots and sights can you recommend? We look forward to your tips. Feel free to comment, email, join our Facebook group: Kitesurfing in Spain or any of our social media channels.
Tip: If you don’t have your own camper available, then Activans can probably help you out. They are German speaking and offer you a complete package for your kite trip. Also included is the kitesurfing equipment rental and delivery to Barcelona airport, if necessary.
In any case you get here a van especially for kiters.
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The Kitetravelguide of Spain
After our trip, the new Kitetravelguide will be created: Kitesurfing in Spain. At the moment it is still open how many spots will make it into the detailed kitespot description and which ones we will list for self-discovery. But the basic structure is taken from our Kitetravelguides.
We had a great kite trip through Spain in the summer and are still accompanied by the impressions. It was great to meet great new people again and to discover this great country intensively.
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