- Sensation Level : Chill
- Spoken languages : French, English, Spanish
- Fitness level : from Everybody welcome to Occasionally sporty
- Duration : 3 hrs
- Cancellation policy : flexible
- Meeting point : School : Carrer 514, no.1, 08860 Castelldefels, Barcelona
- Openning Seasons : All Year
Our CBCM school is in the south of Barcelona, in Castelldefels located in the province of Barcelona, about 18 km from the Catalan capital, with easy access by train, bus and car.
Its 5 km of beach with a wide sandy strip and shallow water close to the shore.
Out of the summer months kiting is allowed along all the beach. It is quite easy to find a place according to your preferences (solo, with a few buddies or with more people).
Between June and September (included) kiting is only allowed at the official kite area (300m long) with approved documents on working days, from 16h until sunset. Get your documents/permit at the local info desk at the spot.
The municipality of Castelldefels is proud to be the first beach in the city of Barcelona to allow the practice of kitesurfing all year round. Enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate and an average annual temperature of 20 ° C about 300 days of sunshine a year.
The best wind direction is South Est (called Garbí). It is stronger in spring and early summer because the land gets hot, while the water is still cold. From March to May the wind in the afternoon is around 12 to 18 knots, side on-shore.
At kitespot Castelldefels the water is choppy or with little waves and warm in summer. It used to be shallow next to the shore, but the depth changes after each storm.
LEVEL OF RIDING
Except in summer, all levels are allowed and recommended. The beach is wide enough for beginners. The thermal wind direction is side on-shore. Beginners can come back walking if they haven’t mastered going upwind yet.
Between June and September beginners are not allowed at the kite area in the spot Castelldefels. The rules passed by the city council oblige to go in and out of the water through the channel without going downwind.
Obey the rules in summer, please. Ask for them at the info desk at the spot.
There is a rescue service in summer from 16h until 20h to prevent kites left adrift invading the swimming area.
There are a lot of parking spots near the beach. In low season they are free of charge.
Showers are available. Beach bars and restaurants are common in Castelldefels too.
In no wind days you can Surfing or stand up Paddling in winter time, Catamaran sailing or visit the city of Barcelona (only 15 minutes by train) with plenty of activities to do or go trekking in the Natural Parc of Garraf.