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Best time to visit Valencia

Kitesurfing & Windsurfing

Plenty of beaches with thermal winds to choose from


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Valencia, located on Spain’s southeastern coast, has good conditions for windsurfing and kitesurfing all year round. Marina Real Juan Carlos I and Albufera Natural Park are great spots for kitesurfing in the very heart of Valencia. L'Albufera is a freshwater lagoon and estuary on the Gulf of Valencia coast, which suits perfectly for beginners.

However, thermal winds blow the strongest here, starting from April and ending in late September. The city has a few designated beaches for kitesurfers. Playa Oliva Nova has a picturesque landscape of dunes and clear blue waters. Spring and summer months are the best for kiting in Oliva, with thermal winds picking up in the afternoon. E to SE winds blow here with a strength of 16-20 knots.

If you come during a colder time of the year, Punta Molins Beach in Dénia receives strong terrales winds W and NW direction from November to March reaching 25 knots. The vast sandy beach offers plenty of room to lift kites, perfect 0.5-m waves for jumping. The water is ideal for freeride, freestyle, and strapless style.

Windsurfing is very popular in and around Valencia, and most beaches offer windsurfing lessons and rentals. A popular location is a bit remote Plage Nord in Peniscola. It's a long sandy beach north of old town that gets thermal Garbí winds, perfect for freestyle with a beautiful view of the old fortress. Other windsurfing spots north of Valencia include Oropesa del Mar and Els terrers beach.

Also, the coast south of Valencia has some fine and windy beaches to offer. The best spots for a windsurfer are Platja de les Deveses in Dénia, Altea’s Playa de la Olla beach, Platja de San Juan in Alicante, Gran Playa beach, and Playa de Poniente.

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