Kitesurfing, Windsurfing, Scuba Diving and more
Gran Alacant, Costa Blanca
Windsurfing, Costa Blanca
Gran Alacant is an excellent location for practicing water sports in Costa Blanca. All water sports amenities featured on this page are located within an easy reach from our Startsida in Gran Alacant. Kitesurfing, windsurfing, scuba diving, sailing, surfing, body boarding and more.
There are two yacht clubs in Santa Pola, 4 km from Gran Alacant: Ocio Nautico and Club Nautico de Santa Pola.
The Club Windsurfing Santa Pola gives windsurfing courses (in Spanish) and rents out windsurfing boards from July to September. They are located on the Gran Playa beach, south of the port of Santa Pola.
For surfing you can check the Spanish language website Surfalicante.com that resembles to a portal for surfing in Alicante.
Kitesurf, Costa Blanca
In the Parres Center in Santa Pola you can hire equipment and take classes in kitesurfing, kayaking, sailing, surfing and body boarding.
The Parres Center is located on the Playa Chica beach. Other kitesurfing spots in Santa Pola are the Playa del Pinet, Playa Lissa and Playa de la Gola. The best period for practicing kitesurf on the Santa Pola spots is spring. Summer and autumn are also good seasons. Generally the good navigable winds are the termic South, South-East and South-West winds. They start blowing after 1PM, when the sun has heated the land, and last until about 8PM. Tese termic winds are stable from about the end of February to the beginning of November. The kitesurf spots of Santa Pola fit well for any level of kitesurfers because there are not many waves.
The closest kitesurf spots north from Gran Alacant are on the beaches El Altet (3km from Gran Alacant) and San Juan (near Alicante). The good navigable winds for these two spots are North-East and East. On both El Altet and San Juan spots there are a lot of waves, so they are considered as spots for kitesurfers of higher level. The winds on both spots are stable all year round, but the El Altet spot is situated on a beach for holidaymakers which makes it difficult to navigate in summer. That’s why this spot is more convenient for kitesurf in winter.
The other place to go is La Manga del Mar Menor, about 1.5 hours south from Gran Alacant. La Manga means ”sleeve” and it is a strip of land which separates the Mediterranean Sea from the Mar Menor (”Small Sea”), the biggest in Europe inland saltwater lake. Mar Menor is perfect for beginner kitesurfers as there’s no waves in the lake. On the seaward side of La Manga there is a top kitesurf spot at a place called Los Neitos, an inevitable surfers’ meeting point.
Check weather history as delivered by the Gran Alacant weather station.
Find Alicante weather statistics and forecast with windfinder.com.
Here’s the windguru for Santa Pola.
Everything about the water sports in Costa Blanca: scuba diving, sailing, water skiing, kitesurfing, windsurfing etc.
The beautiful coastline and stable temperatures make the Costa Blanca a paradise for all water sports lovers. Come with your friends to the Costa Blanca and delight you in surfing the wave or discovering fascinating depths of the sea!