Several sand banks in the water turn the spot into a “semi-shallow water area” with the huge, fine sandy beach sloping gently into the water. In the morning, when the wind is light, the spot is a paradise for kids and beginners. Thanks to the cross-onshore wind nobody can drift; nevertheless our life boat is always ready. Here, beginners, intermediates and experienced windsurfers can easily make progress. In the high season months (July and August) signs and buoys clearly mark the windsurfing and kitesurfing areas so that nobody gets in each others way. Swimmers can enter the water on the left hand side of the windsurf zone.
Golf de Roses is the perfect spot for kids instruction. The water is shallow for about 50 meters. In the mornings there are light winds which offer the perfect conditions for kids. The wind is side onshore, that means very safe and the kids do not have to be afraid to drift to the open sea. In the warmer months, a thermal wind from the southeast is the main wind in the bay of Roses. During the last few years, the southwind “Garbi” has blown more often, and increases the thermal effect. The “Tramontana” from the north normally blows in the cooler months, however, it can also create strong winds in midsummer for days. In front of the
ION CLUB center it blows sideshore from the left. On good days, impressive waves build up near the shore. From May to September, the thermal wind is very reliable. It happens more and more often that the wind turns in the late afternoon to sideshore from the right and reaches up to 6 Beaufort.


The Kite - Zones

The Ballena Alegre- ION CLUB Kitesurfing Zone has been operating since 2005, and is not only the first official kitezone in Catalonia, it is also the safest in the area.
The Kitesurfing zone consists of two areas, one for ION CLUB classes and another for kite-experts (in highseason June-September). No restrictions are applied before or after the above dates, except those of our Teaching Area.


The ION CLUB Teaching Zone

  • We offer daily kitesurfing instruction in our official ION CLUB teaching zone from the beginning of the Season starting on 12. April 2014.
  • This zone is located on the wide sandy beach in front of the center.
  • You will find more information about our kitesurfing teaching programme here.

 

The Kite - Expert Zone (high season)

  • As this zone is organized and paid for by the Ballena Alegre campsite and ION CLUB: only their guests are allowed to use the kite-expert part of the zone.
  • For safety reasons the number of kite surfers using the zone may subject to limitation.
  • ION CLUB's rescue boat is available during our opening hours (extra charge for service except for ION CLUB Storage- and Rental Guests).

What requirements are needed to use the Kite-Expert Zone?

  • You must be able to ride upwind (IKO Level 3 M).The use of a safety system, like a kite leash, is obligatory.
  • You must have special third party kitesurfing insurance (e.g. IKO, VDWS) which covers you in case you cause an accident.
  • You can also obtain this insurance cover locally.
  • You must be a client of ION CLUB or the Ballena Alegre campsite.
  • There are no fees to use the zone, you must however leave a deposit for your lycra, which we use to identify all approved kiters in the zone.


How do I use the Kite-Expert Zone properly?

  • This zone is for launching and landing kites only.
  • The zone is marked with buoys; every user of the zone MUST sail in and out through the channel marked.
  • For everyone’s safety, jumps are only allowed far away from the beach (min. 200 meters). 
  • Respect right of way rules between all the other sea users (kitesurfers, windsurfers, boats, etc.).
  • You must not play with your kite on the beach or try moves or learning kitesurfing in the zone.

Intermediate from upwind on

KITESURF SPOT IN FRONT OF THE CENTER

EQUIPMENT
Boards: Spike 153/ 163/ Gonzales 151/ 142. Kites: Neo/ Evo/ Juice/ Dyno


Freerider, bump & jump, transitions, first jumps

KITESURF SPOT IN FRONT OF THE CENTER

EQUIPMENT
Boards: Gonzales 151/ 142/ 138/ 134. Kites: Neo/ Evo/ Juice/ Dyno


Freestyle, new school tricks & jumps (unhooked)

KITESURF SPOT IN FRONT OF THE CENTER

EQUIPMENT
Boards: Jaime 139/ 136/133/ Soleil/ Whip/ Nugget. Kites: Neo/ Evo


Wave novices, transitions & jumps on directional boards

KITESURF SPOT IN FRONT OF THE CENTER

EQUIPMENT
Boards: Whip/ Nugget. Kites: Neo


Wave advanced, experience in riding and crossing waves

KITESURF SPOT IN FRONT OF THE CENTER

EQUIPMENT
Boards: Whip/ Nugget. Kites: Neo

Kitesurf Instruction

At our professional wind and kitesurfing centers, you will start out by learning the perfect technique for handling the kite before you're allowed to take off for the first time, and you will acquire all the skills needed to skim over the water after only a few hours and learn the basics of high jumps.
"Cruising", as it is called, can be a lot of fun, too - you don't need to make daring jumps from the word 'go'.
Our centers always provide the latest and best North Kiteboarding equipment. Each center carries kites and boards specially geared to beginners' instruction. It goes without saying that we use the most up-to-date safety systems, and our experienced and fully certified instructors teach kitesurfing in an environment characterized by a maximum of safety, allowing you to learn the sport without danger or frustration.
We offer group courses with a maximum of 4 students, semi-private courses with 2 students and private courses. This gives you an opportunity to try your hand at this exciting sport. After completing this course, you will usually already have mastered the control of the kite and, with a little bit of luck, be able to cruise to and fro.

By the way, kitesurfing and windsurfing ideally complement each other – try both! Do you feel an urge to try out this sport? Do you want to become the master of the kite, get ready for extreme jumps and be airborne? Then take off with us…

Private Beginner or Advanced

2h/ 4h/ 6h/ 10h

If you want to be trained more individually you have the possibility to book private lessons (1 on 1). The instructor will have his total focus on you and will make you progress in the best way you learn. It doesn´t matter if you start as a beginner or you want to learn advanced maneuvers, we will make you achieve your goals!

Main Subjects:
Reach your target/ Your choice

 

Semi-Private Beginner

4h/ 6h/ 10h/ 14h (2 participants)

Our semi-private lessons for starter, intermediate, advanced and experts (2 students with a kite each) gives you a 100% time on the kite. Because of fast progression you´ll have the chance to hit the water within the first 2 hours

Main Subjects:
Kite control/ Bodydrag / Waterstart

 

Semi-Private Advanced

4h/ 6h/ 10h/ 14h (2 participants)

Intermediates will find the right conditions to learn how to stay upwind, changing direction or even pushing for the first jumps. Advanced kitesurfers will also appreciate the brilliant conditions to improve their level. Flat water will give you the chance for big air, unhooked maneuvers or handle-passes, these will also be taught by our professional instructors.

Main Subjects: 
Perfect the waterstart/ Controlled riding/ Upwind riding

 

Group Lesson

6h/ 10h/ 14h (max. 4 participants)

Our group lessons for starter, intermediate and advanced (4 students maximum) gives you the possibility to learn from each other and to help others.

Main Subjects:
Kite control/ Bodydrag / Waterstart/ Waveriding

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