Prasonisi - Rhodes
Rhodes is one of the best kitesurfing / windsurfing spots in Europe. Most of the surfing beaches are located in the north of Rhodes. Additionally, there is one of the best spots located in the south of the island: Prasonisi.
Wind, Waves and the Water Quality
The Meltemi, strong north-westerly winds, blow very consistently from April to October. The Meltemi season reaches its climax during the months of July and August. The wind speed then usually ranges from 4 to 6 Beaufort (11 - 27 knots). On some days, stronger winds are possible. Lower wind speeds are uncommon. In Prasonisi, the wind is accelerated by the local topography (jet effect). Therefore, the wind speed in Prasonisi is usually higher than in northern Rhodes. The wind direction on the west coast is side-onshore. The height of the waves depends on the wind speed but also on the location. The average wave height is just below one meter. Because of the characteristics of the shore break, the riding of waves by windsurfers and kitesurfers is only possible in Prasonisi. The water quality is very good. The water is warm and crystal clear. There are no problems with algae, jellyfish and the like.