What to expect at kitespot Vargas?
At Gran Canaria, one of the Canary Islands, you’ll find kitespot Vargas after a 15 minutes drive from Gran Canaria airport. It is a wild beach covered with a half a meter layer of medium stones. Also there are very funny waves. The conditions are perfect for big air.
The best thing about the spot are the friendly locals.
The thermal wind at kitespot Vargas is Northern or NE (locals call it Alisios). In fact, it is an isobaric wind that blows even stronger when it’s hot. The windiest months are July and August. However, at kitespot Vargas it is windy more than 300 days per year.
In summer there will be +25 knots (up to 45 knots!), so you’ll need a 5-8m kite (75kg). During the rest of the year it doesn’t tend to blow that strong. In that case, bring an 8-10m kite (75kg).
At kitespot Vargas it is choppy and there are medium waves 50m away from the shore.
The water is pristine and cold. A 3/2 wetsuit is recommended throughout the year.
At kitespot Vargas the launching area is very limited. You will be on slippery medium stones launching your kite close to the parking. There is no room for failure.
Wrap your lines when you aren’t using your kite.
Lessons & Gear
Level of riding
You should be an intermediate to advanced kiter to give a try to kitespot Vargas.
Wear a helmet! If you crash near the shore, there are stones. You may break your kite and hurt yourself.
The launching process is tricky because the stones are slippery and the wind is really strong normally. It is better to ask an extra person wearing shoes to hold you by the harness.
There is no rescue service.
There is a limited parking area next to the kitespot.
There is a camping place 500m away from the spot, where you can stay or buy beverages.
It is a wild beach so please, keep it clean!
Vargas is located in Gran Canaria, a paradisiac island to take vacations for millions of people every year. At this island you can find infinite activities and beautiful places to visit. Visit the Gran Canaria website for more info.
Alternative travel kitespot
Make sure to also check kitespot El Médano at Tenerife.