Famara Is a Ttip playground for sure, only two downsides, maybe three, no, definitely 4.MataLeao wrote: ↑Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:18 pmI am going to Lanzarote on a family vacation at the end of february 2020, and would like to get some kiting in. I am an intermediate twintip rider, don't really care too much for waves. We'll be staying in Puerto Del Carmen but will have a car.
Famara in the north of the island seems to be the biggest spot. Do you have any tips in regard to that spot? Are there other nice spots?
all so true.Delta99 wrote: ↑Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:37 pmI must say that don't particularly appreciate any of the Canary islands for kite surfing. Too choppy and "wavey" for my taste. Flag beach on Fuerteventura also rocky. Sotavento has a nice and long kite beach anyway and once in a while the lagoon fills up with 30 cm or so of sea water. You'll be riding on Lanza but keep expectations low.
the beach completely disappears, and the boulders are ankle breakers, however there are a very few tiny ^pathways into the water" made from smaller boulders that some of the guys have tried to make, and back from the beach are small clearings, edged with quite rough cactus plants, sharp bushes, and sharp stones, very rough and totally unsuitable for foil kites, and will certainly risk pinholing a lei kite, tough wave style kites are recommended here, and self landing and launching is not a great idea.MataLeao wrote: ↑Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:44 pmIs the launching area really completely flooded at high tide? Climbing around on rocks as Foil put it doesn't sound great at all. How do people launch and land their kites then?
Which car hire company do you guys usually go for on Lanzarote, and do you pay for some kind of extra insurance to be able to go on that rough dirt track?
walking down to the surf board area,mr_daruman wrote: ↑Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:16 amEven during high tide you have space to launch, just walk a couple of minutes south towards the surf area were the beach starts to get wider out of the rocks. There is usually no surfers and very little beachgoers.
The beach patrol is quite understanting of this during high tide and will let you launch your kite as long as you walk back up towards the kite zone. Ive done this dozens of times during summer with no problem.
Also people forget you can also go way up north of the kite area, during high tide there are a few narrow sand bars areas that stick out (this varies every year though as they shift during winter).
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