Spot - wind Info
The school is located on the beach of Sant Pere Pescador, next to the Camping “La Gaviota” in the natural environment of the “Parc de l’Empordà Aiguamolls” in the Bay of Roses (Girona).
The beach of St. Pere Pescador is ideal for practicing kitesurf by its vastness, its system of thermal winds and shallow waters. No rocks.
No doubt it was the birthplace of the kite in Catalonia and is a place of pilgrimage for all lovers of kite as it is a european-renowned spot.
THE WINDS IN SANT PERE PESCADOR
The best months are, from April to October, when the thermal winds predominate, ideal to learn and progress; During the cold months the famous Tramuntana (strong north wind) is present to the delight of the most expert.
Before going sailing, always check the forecast and, if it is the first time you are sailing on the beach, ask the local kiters.
: from April to October
When there is this situation, there is no wind early in the morning, and the spot is ideal for practicing stand up paddle (SUP).
The breeze gradually enters and the first winds are ideal to start windsurfing, wing foil and for children.
Towards midday and during the afternoon, the thermal blows laminar and constant SE between 12 and 18/20 knots (side-on shore from the right side).
In the sea a short wave (choppie) is formed and there can be fun small waves on the shore to surf.
Keep in mind that this thermal wind is not considered in the forecasts (windguru, windfinder ...), so you have to add about 5 more knots to the forecast.
When there is this situation the wind blows day and night.
It is a strong or very strong wind that blows from N or NW (side-shore or side-off from the left side), so it can be gusty, especially near the shore. It can go from 18/20 knots to 30/35 and more.
The water near the shore is very flat, where you can make good cuts and further in there are small ramp-shaped waves ideal for jumping.
Although it is a wind that blows mostly during the winter, it also can blows the rest of the year. If it is in hot months, it can happen that, in the hottest moment of the day, the tramuntana decreases and becomes more gusty, as the thermal wind wants to enter and, being from opposite directions, a "wind fight" occurs.
It must be taken into account that the Tramuntana, when announced at 18/20 knots, is usually stronger than what is predicted.
This wind usually appears under forecast, starting with a common SE thermal wind and fast rolling (spinning) to S-SW.
You can notice its entry by the change in temperature of the wind, which becomes much hotter.
Like the Tramuntana, having a earthy component, the wind is usually gusty on the shore.
When it enters it blows between 15 and 20/25 knots.
The typical Levante situation usually brings rain and medium or big waves creating stronger currents.
This wind makes its presence especially in autumn and winter and makes surfers in the Mediterranean happy ;-)
In summer it may happen that the thermal wind turns a little to the east (levante) , but without waves or rain. When turning from SE to E (on-shore) navigation will be parallel to the beach.
Wind average for moth windguru