Best time to visit Montenegro

Kitesurfing in Montenegro

Discover a new kiting destination on the Adriatic sea

Best time: May–September


Until recently, Montenegro was absent on a kitesurfing map. However, this Balkan country boasts wide sandy beaches and excellent wind conditions with 80% windy days, which makes it ideal for wind sports such as kitesurfing and kiteboarding. So don't hesitate to discover Ulcinj, the resort town in south Montenegro, boasting a huge14-km sandy beach called Velika Plaza (Long Beach) stretching between Port Milena and Bojana River. It boasts super consistent side-onshore thermal wind called Mistral between 10 and 20 knots that blows from May through September.

Long Beach features a kitesurfing center called Kiteriders Montenegro, where equipment is available for rent as well as lessons for kitesurfers of all levels. Beginners will appreciate shallow flatwater near the beach and the absence of cliffs and rocks.

Bojana is another kitesurfing spot, located nearby, next to the Albanian border. A 6.2-mi (10-km) sandy beach and the Ada Bojana Island both feature kite centers. Another kite school is located next to the Bojana river. It's perfect for beginners since it offers shallow, flat, chest-deep water.

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When is the best time to visit Montenegro for kitesurfing?

The period between May and September is ideal for kitesurfing in Montenegro with up to 80% windy days, the superb side-onshore thermal wind called Mistral which ranges from 10 to 20 knots, and comfortable temperatures ranging between 25-30°C (77-86°F). The area has fewer rains and the perfect kite weather. Show more

Where in Montenegro can I find kitesurfing centers and schools?

Kiteriders Montenegro operates a kitesurfing center along the Long Beach near the town of Ulcinj, which has rentable equipment catering to all levels of kitesurfers. Two other sites with kite centers are Ada Bojana Island and the Bojana river mouth near the Albanian border. Both offer the services of qualified instructors who also rent equipment for kitesurfing learners. Show more

What wind and water conditions can I expect while kitesurfing in Montenegro?

Montenegro as a kitesurfing spot has consistent side-onshore thermal wind called Mistral between 10-20 knots, low waves, and flat water around the shore areas. The beach is ideal for different levels of kitesurfers, and the weather is also favorable, with warm sea temperatures ranging between 21°C (70°F) in early and late season months and up to 26°C (79°F) for the summer season. Also, the water is clean and shallow near the beach with no cliffs or rocks. Show more

What makes Montenegro a unique kitesurfing destination compared to others in Europe?

Montenegro is a topnotch kitesurfing destination in Europe due to its vast sandy beaches and exceptional wind conditions, which provides a perfect spot for kitesurfing and kiteboarding. This location is distinct and less crowded than other famous kite centers in Europe, which ensures that visitors here can appreciate nature's unspoiled features. Furthermore, the affordable accommodation and food options, coupled with its excellent transportation network, make it an ideal kitesurfing holiday spot in Europe. Show more

Besides kitesurfing, what other water sports or activities can I try in Montenegro?

In addition to kitesurfing, visitors to Montenegro can participate in water sports such as windsurfing, snorkeling, jet-skiing, parasailing, kayaking, and more. The area is of great scenery, with national parks, mountains, cities, and towns with a rich history, cultural heritage, picturesque sand and pebble beaches, and resorts that visitors can tour. They could also spend time enjoying the local cuisine, fresh seafood, wine, or getting leisure walks on the sandy or pebbled beaches and basking in the sun. Show more

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