Menorca is an ideal island for practising Kitesurfing. It has spots for most winds, and conditions are usually good in the winter months.
Despite not having much of a name in the fantastic world of kitesurfing, Menorca has impressive spots to practice this great sport. Son Bou and Cala Tirant are, without a doubt, the two best places for kitesurfing in Menorca.
The best months to sail in Menorca are the months of October and November, the season being from September to May. Summer is usually marked by the passage of anticyclones and is limited to mild thermal winds from the south at noon.
Winter in Menorca has storms that bring you strong winds from N-NE (up to 50 knots). Again, Cala Tirant is the reference spot.
Son Bou is one of the best spots in Menorca to practice Kitesurfing; the beach is 3 kilometres long and quite wide, so you will have no problem mounting your kite. However, in summer, it becomes somewhat impractical due to bathers, and you will have to mount your kite at the end of the beach.
It works very well with SE and W (Side-On) winds; the west tends to enter strongly in spring and turns Son Bou into a perfect beach for Kitesurfing.
Undoubtedly, the best spot when the north wind blows. It can go quite strong in winter up to 40 or 50 knots. Therefore, it is essential that the wind is as north as possible; otherwise, you will find a very gusty wind that will make it difficult for us on the day of Kitesurfing in Cala Tirant.
The waves begin to grow from 20 knots of wind, and it is an ideal beach to use a surfboard.
Kitesurfers usually ride on the west side of the beach. In summer it can be practised without problems, as long as it is a day with enough wind and you can go outside the buoyage.
It is the only spot in Menorca with flat water. Perfect to start with both twintip and hydrofoil or surfboard.
The best wind to kitesurf in Fornells or Ses Salines is NE or E. The other winds tend to be gusty. Although it is similar to a lagoon, it can be practised with any wind, even offshore on the east side of Fornells, with the help of a rescue boat.
Completely transparent waters make Son Bou a reference on the island. It is the largest beach in Menorca, close to 3 kilometres long.
Sharks are present in Menorca and throughout the Mediterranean Sea. However, the overfishing of the last decades has diminished sharks sightings. Nevertheless, every year there is usually an appearance of a blue shark, normally dying on the shore.