Stand Up Paddle Rental Golf de Roses
At ION CLUB Golf de Roses we are the pioneers of stand up paddleboarding in Catalunya, since we realised early on that our spot offers the ideal conditions for the sport. Since 2008 we have been renting stand up paddleboards at our centre.
In the mornings, light wind and flat water conditions, with a wide sandy beach, make the spot ideal for taking those first steps on the board.
You can paddle towards the beautiful beaches of Sant Marti d’ Empuries, above the beautiful crystal-clear water.
In the afternoons the conditions get a bit more intense, as the wind creates a wind swell, which makes balancing on the board a bit more challenging. However, this does train every single muscle of your body! Sometimes the Mediterranean offers small waves just in front of the ION CLUB Golf de Roses center, which are big enough to get a nice sensation for the surf.
SUP Equipment Rental
Duration: 5 hrs or 10 hours
Duration: 5 hrs or 10 hours
Duration: 5 hrs or 10 hours
- Swimming costume/shorts
Stand Up Paddle is a sport similar to surfing, the difference is, that you use a paddle to move forward and you are standing on the board. This sport, like most of the other water sports, is coming from Hawaii, where it is practised since the 50 ties. Since a few years already the S.U.P has arrived in Europe and is enjoying since 2010 a big success. However, this is really not surprising. No matter if you head out into flat water or waves, if it’s windy or windless, if you see S.U.P as pure workout or as an relaxing trip over the sea – it’s great fun in any conditions, it trains your body and improves your balance and it can be done by anyone.
To start with, the easiest way is to be on your knees and as you get more secure progressively stand up on the board. Let the fun begin !
All participants must know how to swim
All of our ION CLUB centers offer tailormade SUP excursions and activities depending on their location. In Golf de Roses we organise SUP Breakfast & Sunrise excursions.
Feel free to use our Stand Up paddle boards if you have booked a minimum of 3 consecutive days of windsurf or kitesurf rental, we won’t charge any extras for it !
If you are not a guest already, you have the possibility to rent it of course.
A word about
ION CLUB Golf de Roses
Golfe de Roses is undoubtedly THE windsurf, kitesurf and wingfoil spot on the Costa Brava in the north of Spain. A spot where the Tramontana, a north/northwest wind from the Pyrenees, and the constant sea breeze during the summer months blow regularly. The long sandy Bay of Roses, on the Mediterranean coast, only 30 km south of the French border has been a favorite spot for windsurfers and kitesurfers for decades … and of course, now wingfoilers.
The ION CLUB Golf de Roses center, at the southern end of the bay, is located between the villages of Sant Pere Pescador and L'Escala, more precisely in the Camping & Bungalow Resort La Ballena Alegre Costa Brava. Every year this campsite hosts the World Cup of Windsurfing, which takes place right next to our ION CLUB center.
May, June, July, August, September
During the warmer months in summer a fairly reliable thermal wind from the southeast is the dominant wind in the Bay of Roses. The Tramontana, a north/northwest wind, blows mainly during the colder months, but it can also show up in the middle of summer for several days, and can reach 25-30 knots. In front of the center of the ION CLUB Golf de Roses, in summer the wind often blows sideshore, coming from the left when looking at the sea. In the morning there is usually only a gentle wind, offering perfect conditions for children and beginners in windsurfing and kitesurfing courses. In the afternoon, this thermal wind increases, quite often reaching 20-25 knots, and the most experienced windsurfers, kitesurfers and wingfoilers can finally indulge their passion. Windsurfing courses to master the jibe or practice water start, and also wingfoil courses for all levels take place in the afternoons.
Occasionally, waves of varying heights are formed near the shore. However, as a rule, the water is flat or choppy between May and October.
HOW TO GET THERE ?
From Barcelona or Girona
By car access the ION CLUB Golf de Roses center by the highway (Autopista AP 7, French border - Barcelona).
Coming from France or from Girona airport (45 minutes) or Barcelona (1h30), you must take exit 5, L'Escala / Empuries.
Then, take the G1-623 towards L'Escala for about 20 km.
Just before arriving at L'Escala, you will come to a roundabout (on the right: Tourist Office) where you will turn left towards St. Martí d'Empúries / Platges St Pere Pescador.
After 1 km, you will see the village of St. Martí d'Empúries on your right. At this small traffic circle, continue straight on.
You will pass over a small bridge and finally you will be able to read the large yellow signs of the campsite La Ballena Alegre Costa Brava, first campsite on the right. The ION CLUB Golf de Roses center is located at the right end of the campsite (looking towards the sea).
If you are not staying at the Resort La Ballena Alegre campsite and bungalows, but at one of the hotels, apartments or other campsites in the area, please read the parking instructions carefully.
During low season, when this camping ground is closed, you can drive into the camping ground itself and park directly behind our ION CLUB center. The gate at the reception will open automatically. Follow the signs inside the campsite.
During high season the campsite is open. Unfortunately, you cannot enter by car if you are not a guest of the campsite. As an ION CLUB guest you can park your car for free for 3 hours per day in the parking lot in front of the reception if you present your voucher at the reception of the camping La Ballena Alegre. Of course you can walk inside the campsite to our ION CLUB center. From the reception parking lot to the ION CLUB is only a 5 minute walk.
Camping la Ballena Alegre, 17470 Sant Pere Pescador, Girona, Spain
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A story of pioneer since 1985
The story of the ION CLUB tells of people who have turned their passion for windsurfing and kitesurfing into a profession. Since its founding in 1985, customer orientation, team spirit, innovation and professionalism have been the top priorities of our corporate philosophy.
The ION CLUB / Club Mistral has gained a lot of experience in the 38 years of its existence and has developed more and more into a company that focuses on communicating with guests and fulfilling their needs and wishes.
With 17 water sports schools worldwide, we are one of the leading companies in this field. ION CLUB has a network of international partners in different countries. We strive to be international and multicultural and express this through the selection of our employees, who currently come from 24 different countries.