When can I expect the best wind conditions for kitesurfing in Montenegro?
In general, winds are quite reliable from mid-May until mid-September. You will find the most windy conditions with 80% windy days from June to August. Normally the wind starts at about 1 pm and lasts until dawn. Mostly winds come from the northwest in a side-onshore direction.
Which kite-size would you recommend?
Winds normally range between 15 and 25 knots. For an average kitesurfer (about 70 kg) we recommend kites between 9 to 12 square meters. Our rental equipment offers a wide range of recent kites and boards from North Kiteboarding and Cabrinha which fit almost all conditions.
Do I need a wetsuit for kitesurfing in Montenegro?
The water temperature during the summer is about 26 degree Celsius and the air temperature is more than 30 degree Celsius. Boardshorts and Lycra are sufficient for kitesurfing during this period. In the spring and autumn months we recommend a 3/2 steamer, an overknee or a medium insulated longsleeve wetsuit (depending on your temperature sensitivity). In our kitesurfing courses we provide you with high-quality wetsuits from ION without extra costs.
Which requirements do I have to fulfil for the rental of kitesurfing equipment?
To guarantee that you do not pose a risk to yourself or others, you should be able to go upwind as a requirement for rental at our center (equals VDWS level 5 or IKO level 3). In case of doubt or without a valid kitesurfing licence we may have to check your kite-surfing level directly within the context of the obligatory spot introductory briefing, which is included in every rental for free.
What are the conditions at the spot like?
As Montenegro is not so well known yet for kitesurfing as many other spots in Europe and as Ulcinj has a big kite zone of around 2 km, it is not too crowded. Advanced kitesurfers will find enough space on the water. As a beginner you will find perfect conditions as our kitecenter is able to provide a 250m-teaching zone with standing area, where we exclusively instruct our guests and thus there is sufficient place to practise kitesurfing safely and without stress.
Do I have to consider something special for my journey to Montenegro?
No. There is no need for special arrangements which are not needed for any other destination in Europe too. For entry you only need a valid passport (no visa necessary for EU-citizens). Security standards are comparable to Central Europe and there is a good health care system as well as good hygienic standards. The official currency is the Euro, which you can withdraw at the local cash machines.
Why should kitesurfing be learned in a kitesurfing school?
Kites can develop a lot of power and thus kitesurfing can be dangerous if you try to learn it on your own. By taking a course in a kitesurfing school, you quickly learn how to handle the kite safely and in order to minimize the risk of injuries, we practise how to act and react in critical situations. Furthermore, you gain solid knowledge of kitesurfing and you learn the basics for safely dealing with your kite and board step by step.
Which equipment is included in the course offers?
In our kitesurfing courses the complete equipment needed is provided, including kite, board, harness and wetsuit. Additionally, you also get your own course handbook for free.