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  • Paramali is one of the best for beginners and intermediates

    • by Jam121
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      Kitesurf Paramali Cyprus

      The Sport: Open to all

      Kitesurfing is no longer a ‘new and extreme’ sport only open to the crazy and extremely fit young man and woman with no real job and a wish to push their limits to the extreme, it is an accessible, safe and well established global sport that is attracting all kinds of people.

      I started kiting some 5 years ago and since then even my father-in-law has taken up the sport, and he was 58 when he started.

      Paramali: where is it?

      Living in Cyprus I am fortunate


      as we have year-round wind and some great kiting beaches. Paramali is one of the best for beginners and intermediates. Located 5km to the west of Episkopi on the south coast of the island; Paramali is signposted off the motorway. Turn right towards the village and then turn left down a track opposite a mosque minaret, the dirt track twists for about 1km before bringing you out on a gorgeous and empty beach.

      The beach is 1.5 km of soft sand and there is nothing on the beach; no restaurants, no toilets, no car park, nothing perfect. As the place is not signposted, people only find it by word of mouth. As for the most important thing, the wind, well there’s plenty of that.

      The Wind

      The wind on the south of the island doesn’t start until around 2pm and it usually stays in all day. For Mar-Nov it blows from the south-west and then it switches to an easterly over the winter months. This means that the wind is always cross on-shore for the summer at ...


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      Instructors

      There are two or three instructors on the beach whenever there is wind, so if you are a beginner seeking lessons, all you have to do is pop down to the beach and speak to them. The locals are all really friendly too, so they’ll give you the low down on the spot.

      The water

      There is 1.5km of clear water, no rocks; no dangerous points just open water. It is not lagoon flat, but the waves are only 50cm high even when it is blowing 25-30 knots. The waves break

      right on the beach, so there’s no wave riding here. The water goes deep after about 3m from the beach and then you’re off.

      Kiters

      On windy days in July and August it can get busy with beginners, you may find 20+kites on the beach, which is not busy by Tarifa standards, but given the real estate it is plenty, so if you’re good, you may wish to look further afield (see my Curium review).

      Summary

      Excellent spot for beginners advanced. No waves, and not rally flat water, but great beach.



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