Stand Up Paddle Rental Golf de Roses
We, as ION CLUB Golf de Roses are the pioneers of Stand Up Paddle in Catalunya, because we realised that our spot offers the ideal conditions for its practice. Since 2008 you can rent Stand up Paddle boards in our centre.
During the morning, having light wind and flat water conditions and a wide sandy beach, the spot is ideal to make the first step on the board.
You can paddle towards the beautiful beaches of Sant Marti d’ Empuries, standing on the board above the crystal-clear water.
In the afternoons the conditions get a bit more tough, as the wind is creating a wind swell, which is making the balance on the board a bit more challenging, however training every muscle of your body! Sometimes the Mediterranean offers small waves just in front of the ION CLUB Golf de Roses, big enough to get a 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 our ION CLUBs offer some tailormade SUP Excursions and Activities depending on their location. If you feel like having a real adventure, you can join us on a SUP Crossing of the Strait of Gibraltar. On Mauritius we teach you how to catch a wave with your SUP Board and in Golf de Roses we organise SUP Breakfast & Sunrise excursions.
Join a SUP Yoga Session in Dakhla or let us organise a custom made Excursion or Event for you in whatever ION CLUB Destination you are!
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
THE Windsurf & Kitesurf Spot at the Costa Brava. A spot featuring the Tramuntana wind from the Pyrenees and steady sea breezes in the summer months. The long sandy Bay of Roses, on the Mediterranean coast, only 30 km south from the french border, has been a favourite spot for windsurfers for decades.
The ION CLUB Golf de Roses, at the southern end of the bay is situated between Sant Pere Pescador and L'Escala. The ION CLUB centre is located in the Camping & Bungalow Resort La Ballena Alegre Costa Brava. The campsite every year is the venue for the PWA Worldcup event taking place right beside the ION CLUB centre.
May, June, July, August, September
In the warmer months, a thermal wind from the south east is the main wind in the Bay of Roses. 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. From May to September, the thermal wind is very reliable. While in the mornings there are usually light winds which offer the perfect conditions for kids, in the afternoon, it mostly increases and can reach up to 6 bft.
On good days, impressive waves build up near the shore.
HOW TO GET THERE ?
From Barcelona or Girona
With your own or your rental car you can get to the ION CLUB Center via the Highway (Autopista AP 7, French boarder - Barcelona).
Coming from France or from the Airports Girona (45 minutes) or Barcelona (1.5 hours), in any case you have to take the Exit 5, L'Escala / Empuries”.
Then take road G1-623 direction L'Escala for approximately 20 km.
Just before arriving in L'Escala you will find a roundabout (right-hand side: Tourism office)* on which you take the left turn to "St. Marti d'Empuries"/ Platjas de St Pere Pescador", from now on you are not anymore taking the road to L'Escala.
Now always straight, after 1km you will see the village St Marti d'Empuries on your right-hand side. At this little roundabout continue straight.
You will drive over a little bridge and now you can see already the big yellow signs of the Camping “la Ballena Alegre Costa Brava”, this is the first camping on the right side. The ION CLUB Golf de Roses is situated on the right end of the Camping (view towards the sea).
If you are not housed in the Camping & Bungalow Resort La Ballena Alegre, but in one of the hotels or Campsites in the area, then please read the instructions for parking here:
During the off-season - when the Campsite is closed- you can drive with your car onto the campsite premises and park directly behind the ION CLUB center. The barrier at the reception will open automatically. Follow the signs inside the camping area. During high-season the campsite is open. You cannot enter by car if you're not a client of the Camping . As an ION CLUB guest you park your car at the parking in front of the reception free of charge for 3 hrs/day if you present your voucher at the reception of the Camping la Ballena Alegre. You can walk through the camping site towards the ION CLUB centre (only 5 minutes 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 30 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.