Chalupy 6 (Hel) - Poland
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Kitespot Chalupy 6 (Hel): What to Expect?

Kitespot Chalupy 6 (Hel) is situated on a Peninsula in Poland which lies between the Baltic Sea and Puck Bay. It offers a great location for kitesurfing.

The water conditions are ideal for kitesurfing, with a shallow bay side for the first 500m with flat water, making it easy for beginners to work on their skills. The water however on the Baltic Sea side has choppy to small waves, providing a challenging environment for experienced riders or surfers.

Wind

The best months to visit kitespot Chalupy 6 (Hel) are March, April, May, September, October, however it can be windy year round.

The wind type is frontal, and the best direction is W, SW, with the main direction being W, SW, which is side-on. The average wind speed is 10-25 knots, making it ideal for kitesurfing.

Kitesizes

Riders should bring kites in the size range of 9-14m (80kg).

Water Conditions

The water conditions at kitespot Chalupy 6 (Hel) are ideal for kitesurfing, with the bay side being shallow for the first 500m with flat to choppy water, while the Baltic Sea side has choppy to small waves. However, only ride this side when there are onshore winds (N, E).

Furthermore the spot has clean water, and there's almost no tide.

Launch Area

You can set up at the green mat, and launch from the shallow water on the bay side. The beach is small but there is plenty of shallow water to launch from.

Lessons & Gear

Kitespot Chalupy 6 (Hel) offers lessons and gear rental for those who are new to the sport. There’s a shop on-site for riders to purchase gear, and a rescue team is available for emergencies.

Hazards

There are no hazards at kitespot Chalupy 6 (Hel), making it a safe place to kitesurf. However, riders should always be mindful of other kitesurfers and beach users, especially in July and August.

Level of Riding

Kitespot Chalupy 6 (Hel) is suitable for beginner, intermediate, and advanced riders, with the bay side being ideal for beginners and the Baltic Sea side being more challenging for experienced riders.

How to Get There

Kitespot Chalupy 6 (Hel) is located near Gdansk and Puck. There’s a parking area for those who are driving. If you favour public transportation you can get to the spot by train from Gdansk, since Chalupy has its own station station at Hel peninsula.

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Nearby kitespots

Make sure to also check kitespot Rewa and kitespot Chalupy 3.



FAQs

From March to October is the best time because of temperature, however the windiest months are from September through May.

Flat to choppy water

No.

Yes, 5:4mm with cap, gloves and boots from October through May, 4:3mm in June & September, 3:2mm or 2mm shorty in July & August.