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Prassonissi - Rhodes

Chop Spot

Water: Crystal Clear

Beach: Sand

Level: intermediate

Description of Prassonissi - Rhodes (Greece)

Prassonissi is for sure one of Europe's kitesurfing hotspots in the long Greek Summer. The Venturi effect between the main island the Prasonissi rock makes it the windiest spot in all Rhodes. Here in fact you can count at least with 3 to 5 knots more than the rest of the island. Another incredible characteristic consists in having 2 'seas' available, thanks to the long sandy stretch that connects Prassonissi to the mainland. Due to this particularity, it offers a wave spot upwind and a completely flat spot downwind of the sandy beach. The spot offers its best in Summer from June to September, when the Meltemi wind hits best. It can become really crowded and the flatwater side has offshore wind. It used to be a rescue service, but lately, it was not available anymore. These conditions make this spot advisable for intermediate riders and above, while beginners should probably look for some other spots on the island's west coast.


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Spot characteristics

Spot Type

Chop

Rider Skill

intermediate

Crowd.

Beach Type

Sand

Water Quality

Crystal Clear

Tide Influence

Tide independent

Suggested Equipment

Shorty in July, August, and September, long wetsuit the rest of the seasons.

Dangers

The spot can get very crowded in the main season. The flat waterside has completely offshore wind and there is no rescue service, according to the latest information. The wave side has rocks on both sides and it is better to safely surf not to close.

Other info

On no wind days, it is really worth paying a visit to the rest of the island. The capital is full of history and places for sightseeing. A mention is deserved by Lindos, a cozy white houses village on the east coast, dominated by a beautiful acropolis. Since it is 30 min drive, Lindos is worth visiting even for a nice dinner after a kiting day in Prassonissi.


Location

Map

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Closest City

Rhodes

How to get There

Fly to Rhodes airport and rent a car. If you are coming with your own car or caravan, there are several ferry connections.

Access

Public. you can find accommodation on the spot but there is a limited availability, so book in time.


Wind Conditions

Wind Range

From 10 to 40 Knots

% of Windy days per month

Main wind directions

Forecast on windy.com

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