Kitesurfing in Croatia
This is adrenaline sport compound with surfing on a board and the flight in the air.
Kitesurfing is one of the fastest growing sports on the planet; it has been appropriated by enthusiasts from young to old.
It is simple, it is not necessary that you are in top shape. Strength does not play a major role; the most important is to understand the principles of managing with kite.
You do not need to have any knowledge about the wind, the sea or the weather conditions, you will learn all. Mastering the kite in the air is the basis of kitesurfing, and for this adrenaline sport are suitable numerous beaches in Croatia.
While you glide on the small piece of board of approx 130 cm by sea, your only drive is kite on fifteen meters in the air that perfectly exploits the wind. The only link between the board and the kite is your body and trapeze, in which the kite are tied over twenty meter thin lines.
Ideal Location for Kitesurfing in Croatia
For the kitesurfing in Croatia you can find two really world locations beach, Zdrijac in Nin near Zadar and the mouth of the river Neretva, there is also a school for kitesurfing. These two locations are real world kitesurf zone, due to the wide sandy beaches and shallow waters, making them ideal spots for learning kitesurfing. Two licensed schools exist in Bol on Island Brac, also.
Korcula – Island Korcula
The channel between Korcula and Peljesac peninsula is the place where blows good winds for kitesurfers and windsurfers.
Viganj – Peljesac Peninsula
Viganj is a small town near Orebic, which is a well-known location for windsurfing and kitesurfing. The wind that blows through a narrow channel between the Island Korcula and Peljesac peninsula gets the channel double strength.
The Mouth of the Neretva – Peljesac Peninsula
Bol – Island Brac
In Bol there is a special beach for kitesurfers, school of kitesurfing and rescue service. Due to beauty of destination, a very favourable day wind mistral, Bol is one of the best locations for kitesurfing.
Povalja – Island Brac
Povalja is good for kitesurfing only by wind. This is dangerous location for inexperienced.
Hvar – Island Hvar
Hvar are surrounded by Pakleni Islands, so channel between them and the Island Hvar also has a very good daily winds. The problem is that the area is very crowded.
Znjan – Split
Znjan has south and light refreshing mistral wind, lots of parking space, but only a small beach to start.
Pantana – Trogir
The shallow bay is suitable for summer learning kitesurfing. If blowing south wind kitesurfers disturbs landing of planes to the nearby airport Split.
Jadrija – Sibenik
Jadrija was a beach of town Sibenik, and today was a large village and beach. Favourable winds are starting even earlier here, because mistral comes from the north Adriatic Sea to the south. Here are held the championship in windsurfing.
Beach in Biograd na Moru
It can be used only off-season by south wind.
Nin – near Zadar
Courses are held on the long and shallow sandy beaches near Zadar, and in the Nin lagoon near the city Nin conditions for learning kitesurfing are among the best in the Adriatic.
Punat – Island Krk
The best wind is northern, north-eastern in winter; this is the best for freestyle. This place is good for beginners because of their proximity to the coast from all sides.
Klimno – Island Krk
This location is suitable for beginners – shallow closed bay and sandy beach.
Premantura – near Pula
Open sea on three sides. South, bora, tramontana and the summer mistral – all winds provide favourable conditions for kitesurfing. Popularity of this sport grows in this part of the Adriatic.
Medulin – near Pula
Medulin is suitable for kitesurfing, when the tourists leave because of the large sandy beach within the camp Kazela. Winds are blowing from the south and southwest.