Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Kitesurfing on the Mar Menor

As I said in my last post, the Mar Menor is a lake of salt water in the region of Murcia. It is no deeper than 7m at its deepest part and has a surface area of 135km2. There are no real tides and there aren't really any big waves even when the wind is strong. It's also possible to walk a fair distance into the water without it getting any deeper than waist height (depending on how tall you are!). So, the Mar Menor is pretty good for kitesurfing and great if you are learning. The only major problem is that the wind is not a constant factor like it was in Tenerife and trips have to be planned according to the weather forecast!

Waiting for the wind
But when the wind gets up it's good fun. The water isn't choppy and even if you lose your balance, and you're not more than 1000m from the shore, it's still possible to put your feet down and stand up. Now if you're a beginner like me this makes a lot of difference.

Fun on the water

The only limits are on how far away from the shore you feel comfortable going!


Plenty of room for everyone
Hasta pronto!

2 comments:

  1. Looks like a lot of fun, reading this post makes me want to go to the beach with Niko. I haven’t ever been to the beach on a horse, but now I am rambling off topic as Niko would not be kite surfing. It seems it would be the perfect place to learn but I’ve never been too big on water sports I am a landlubber :) still you have fun.
    Regards
    Edward

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  2. fab pictures!! that beach looks lovely, we dont have sand on ours, it's all stoney

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