What to expect at kitespot Sant Pere Pescador?
In Spain, a two hours drive from Barcelona airport or one hour away from Girona airport you’ll find kitespot Sant Pere Pescador. It is part of a huge gulf called “Golfo de Roses”. The exact name of the kite beach is Can Martinet. This part of the shore (about 300m long) is only for kiters. The rest of the beach is for swimmers.
The thermal wind is from the South East or East (side on-shore or on-shore). In spring and summer it picks up in the afternoon. During spring it is more windy than in July and August. If you visit Sant Pere Pescador in April, May or June bring a 9-13m kite (75kg). If you are traveling in summer, it’s better to opt for 11-15m.
Normally, you can have lazy mornings, because of the afternoon thermal. Check the section Other activities for info on options before going to the kitespot.
Some days the wind blows from the North or North West. It becomes really strong, gusty and off-shore. It is highly discouraged and dangerous to kite on these conditions. Please, don’t do it!
The water is mostly choppy at kitespot Sant Pere Pescador, and shallow next to the shore.
From time to time a small swell arrives and there are some waves to kitesurf.
The water temperature is around 20ºC to 26ºC. It means that in summer you’ll only need a shorty or even your boardshort or bikini. Wear a lycra because otherwise you may get sunburn!
The launch area is big and sandy with plenty of space. However, a lot of people want to launch just in front of the parking, so it gets a bit crowded at the entry. If you walk 100m to the north, there will be less people and you may not need to wind up your lines when you’re not on the water.
Lessons & Gear
In case an accident happens and you need to repair your kites, contact Patchwork.
Level of riding
Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced riders will love this kitespot. It is big and the wind is side on-shore or on-shore. Also beginners can walk back to their starting point.
Please, follow the local kitesurf rules and pay attention to the lifeguard.
There is no rescue service.
You can park very close to the Can Martinet beach. There is a parking area for about 50-100 cars / vans, but the maximum vehicle height allowed is 2m.
Close to the spot there are some campings with bars, restaurants and supermarkets.
In no wind days you can visit Empuriabrava, the little Venecia of Girona. There, there is a wide offer of activities: karts, shopping, flying windoor and surfing in an artificial wave.
If you prefer to go sightseeing, the best options are Cadaqués, L’Escala and Empúries.
Alternative travel kitespot
Make sure to also check kitespot Leucate-Les Dosses.