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Recommendations needed- flatwater family friendly spot in Europe in July/August

Postby Luke Palin » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:04 pm

Advice needed please!

I'm looking to book a kitesurf holiday this summer in Europe that has the following: flat water (not choppy); very reliable wind; and a family friendly hotel very close by. I can't seem to find anywhere with all 3! Any ideas? Thanks

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Re: Recommendations needed- flatwater family friendly spot in Europe in July/August

Postby K-Roy » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:21 pm

Prasonisi/Greece

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Re: Recommendations needed- flatwater family friendly spot in Europe in July/August

Postby or6 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:23 pm

You're not asking for much, are you? :-)

Look into Portugal. I'm not into flat water, but I found Portugal to be family-friendly, and great for kiteboarders. I think down south, in the Algarve, there are some flat water spots. Don't know much about them.

Up north, there's Viana, Esposende. Esposende has both waves and a flatwaterlagoon.


Around Lisbon, great city, also with kids, there's Fox do Arelho. Troia.

The only issue we had with the Portuguese coast is the fact that in most beaches the waves are too large and strong for kids. This is less of an issue in the Algarve.

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Re: Recommendations needed- flatwater family friendly spot in Europe in July/August

Postby Luke Palin » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:26 pm

Thanks both of you. Really like the look of Prassonisi. I'll look into Portugal too- I love Lisbon so that could work. Cheers for the advice!

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Re: Recommendations needed- flatwater family friendly spot in Europe in July/August

Postby or6 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:42 pm

Have fun, wherever you go!

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Re: Recommendations needed- flatwater family friendly spot in Europe in July/August

Postby TomW » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:53 pm

I live in Sweden, been kiting 16 years and windsurfing since 80's here.
Summer time there's only really reliable wind in a few regions of Europe. You ask for " very reliable " - I take that to mean 20+ days a month.
Combined with flat water.
And whats a family friendly hotel?? I have a kid, but still I can't figure out what you mean. it's very dependent on age of kids, wife's and kids interests.

Most reliable winds are in tarifa, and Greece ( Meltemi winds). I've heard Sardinia is great too.

Other thing is that august is crowded and it's better in early July or September

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Re: Recommendations needed- flatwater family friendly spot in Europe in July/August

Postby Luke Palin » Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:06 pm

Sorry, it was rather vague- I have a 1 year old and a five year old so looking for a hotel with lots of activities/ kids clubs. I've actually been to Tarifa and Porto Pollo, both great but Tarifa so crowded peak season and Sardinia not reliably windy enough. I think Rhodes may be my best option, or perhaps Algarve.

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Re: Recommendations needed- flatwater family friendly spot in Europe in July/August

Postby CzP41004 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:19 am

Hi!

The Halkidiki region in Greece is quite nice, I've already went on holidays there - it was before beginning kitesurfing though - and I loved it, and since there were a couple kitesurfers, I guess it's a good spot to practice! Plus, the waves aren't that big, if you go there on good days you'll have enough wind for your kite, and waves small enough for your wife and family to be safe.

I went there with friends and we rented a youth hotel since it was something like 8 years ago, but if you've got your family with you, I guess you'd rather rent a house or an apartment there and have your own accomodation... It's what I did when I went to Alicante the last time, I worked with that company, https://tranio.com/rent/greece/makedoni ... halkidiki/, it isn't cheap... but hey, neither is kitesurfing after all! Plus, they are used to work with foreigners and will help yoi through papers if you're not an EU citizen.

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Re: Recommendations needed- flatwater family friendly spot in Europe in July/August

Postby badgb21 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:26 am

Porto Pollo Sardinia is worth researching.

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Re: Recommendations needed- flatwater family friendly spot in Europe in July/August

Postby KiteCagliari » Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:19 pm

Luke Palin wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:04 pm
Advice needed please!

I'm looking to book a kitesurf holiday this summer in Europe that has the following: flat water (not choppy); very reliable wind; and a family friendly hotel very close by. I can't seem to find anywhere with all 3! Any ideas? Thanks
You can have a look at Punta Trettu (http://kitepuntatrettu.com/) one of the best kite spots of Sardinia. To find a flat water spot (not choppy) is not easy. Punta Terttu is the only flat shallow water I know.
Really flat water, steady great winds. Maybe you can find an hotel in the nearest Sant'Antioco.

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