Go kiting to :
Neretva

Flat Spot

Water: Crystal Clear

Beach: Sand

Level: beginner

Description of Neretva (Croatia)

In the European summer, Neretva should be considered one of the top spots to go kiting to. The location, situated directly at the mouth of the Neretva River, is protected by the riverbank, creating an extensive area of flat, hip-deep water that is perfect for kite surfing.

The spot's unique geography and wind patterns make it an exceptional destination for kite surfers. The beach, while not overly large, provides ample space to comfortably launch your kite, even when the area becomes somewhat crowded during the peak summer months of June and August. The wind at Neretva is primarily driven by the thermal effect during the warm summer days, with the Bernoulli effect created by the coastline and nearby islands further enhancing the wind, resulting in a high percentage of rideable days throughout the high season.

One of the standout features of Neretva is the opportunity to kite in the freshwater inside the river mouth, an area that sees relatively few kite surfers. This tranquil environment offers mirror-like flat water, providing a serene and unique kiting experience that can't be found elsewhere. Whether you prefer the exhilaration of riding the wind-swept flats or the calmer waters of the river mouth, Neretva has something to offer every kite surfer.



Spot characteristics

Spot Type

Flat

Rider Skill

beginner

Crowd.

Seasonal Crowd

Beach Type

Sand

Water Quality

Crystal Clear

Tide Influence

Tide independent

Suggested Equipment

Shorty/Lycra in summer and normal wetsuit for spring and autumn

Dangers

The beach to launch isn't very big and can get crowded. The wind is normally offshore the beach, paid school assistance isn't expensive and it might be worth pay

Other info

In the nearby villages (Blace, Rogotin or Opuzen) you can find some restaurants and small shops, but not much of other leisure spots. Visiting the inland can unveil beautiful natural sightseeing spots.

The Neretva Valley has a lot to offer in terms of sightseeing, you can check some inspiring ideas here.


Location

Map

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Closest City

Split

How to get There

The closest city is Split where you can arrive by plane or ferry from Italy. The spot is 1.5 hour's drive south of Split and the best way is to rent a car for the trip there.

Access

The access and parking are free.


Wind Conditions

Wind Range

From 5 to 23 Knots

% of Windy days per month

Main wind directions

Forecast on windy.com


Video on the Kite Spot

See this astonishing video from the drone by Ivan Misak in 4k


Local Kitesurfing Schools

Following you can find links to the page of the kitesurfing schools which operate on this spot. From there you can contact them through our form or directly via email or phone (if it was provided by them on the page).

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