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5

m/s Southeast

+25

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Kitesurfing

Best season

January — December

Best season
Working wind directions

NE, E, SE, S

Working wind directions
Water conditions

Chop 1-3m

Water conditions
Water depth

ocean

Water depth
Traffic

Very crowded

Traffic
Level of riding

Intermediate

Level of riding
Kite sizes

7-17

Kite sizes

Castelldefels weather, sports and travel information

Weather forecast

10 day weather forecast for Castelldefels, Spain, contains useful information about local wind speed, direction, and gusts, temperature, cloud coverage and precipitation based on the global GFS weathel model. All data updates four times a day with a forecast step of 3 hours. There is also a real-time wind forecast for Castelldefels, Spain, from the nearest weather station to the spot, and a live Wind Map of the region and the world.

Get the weather forecast for other best kitesurfing, windsurfing and surfing spots in Spain on this website and in the Windy.app with more weather parameters.

Climate, weather, and seasons in Castelldefels

The weather in Castelldefels is classified as warm temperate, typical Mediterranean. It is characterized by mild temperature conditions with no major seasonality. There are about 143 rainy days a year, mostly during the autumn-winter period, with July being the driest month, but with constant rainfall. It is located 35 meters above sea level and has a relatively constant humidity always above 74%. The month with the strongest and highest wind speed is January (16 km/h) and the calmest and lowest wind speed is July (10 km/h).

Winter

Winter in Castelldefels occurs in the period between the end of December and the end of March with minimum temperatures averaging 6.5 °C and maximum temperatures of 12.5 °C, and approximately 30 days of rain (146 mm) in the total season.

  • In ideal weather for surfers, bigger and more consistent waves are found. This brings with it more possibilities of catching waves, it is also the time with the least amount of bathers on the beaches.
  • The temperature of the water reaches its minimum so that the neoprene becomes indispensable.

Spring

Spring in Castelldefels starts at the end of March and lasts until the end of June. Temperatures during this period range from 8 °C slowly reaching 23 °C and on average there are 38 days of rain (210 mm) in the whole season.

  • The Garbí wind predominates, blowing across the shore from the right, and is reinforced by the sea breeze. Here you can learn more about how the breezes work.
  • Small waves ideal for kitesurfing.
  • It is also likely to find from May the Levante wind from the East, wind from the beach to the sea, and sometimes that which circulates in parallel between the sea and the shore. When the easterly wind arrives, it is time only for expert kitesurfers.

Summer

Summer in Castelldefels starts at the end of June and goes towards the end of September, the average temperature of the season is 26 °C as maximum temperature and 20 °C as a minimum. In Castelldefels, this is the time of the year with the clearest skies and the least rainfall in the year with a maximum of 35 days (184 mm) for the whole season.

  • Kitesurfing is completely forbidden.
  • Unattractive weather for experienced surfers given the calm wind but still an option for beginners, the factor to take into account is the number of people on the beaches given the high season.
  • In the summer the wind blows regularly from 12 to 20 knots, it is thermal from midday. If you want to know more about thermal winds you can check this content.

Autumn

Autumn in Castelldefels runs from the end of September to the middle of December.

  • It is the rainiest period of the year with 272 mm and 40 days of precipitation in the total season. With temperatures dropping progressively from 23 °C to 7 °C as a minimum.
  • It is likely to encounter the Poniente, a strong westerly wind that brings big waves and is only recommended for expert kitesurfers. If you want to know more about the winds.

Castelldefels weather forecast for kitesurfing in Spain on the Windy.app for iOS. Photo: Enes-f / Unsplash

Best time to travel

The best time to visit Castelldefels if surfing is your thing will always be autumn-winter. You’ll find the highest waves and the most suitable wind. However it is a year-round surfing destination, if you are less experienced spring is a good idea.

If you come for kitesurfing instead it is important not to do it during the summer because of all the restrictions for the practice of this sport. Spring with its Garbi winds is the ideal season.

General and travel information of the place

Castelldefels has more than 5 km of beach, known for surfing and kitesurfing and for its proximity to Barcelona. It is cataloged as one of the best options in Catalonia for the practice of these sports. It has accurate weather forecasts so planning is easy. Port Ginesta, 3 km from Castelldefels, is a marina with a sandy bottom, famous for its long and powerful waves that are born in a rock breakwater. They are straight and work with all tides and with SE and E swells.

Official website: Catalunya.com.

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3 m/s, Southeast +25 °C, Partly cloudy

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Comments
3

Dee
23 March 2020
Is it truly very crowded? And what about waves?
Wrauch
02 February 2020
is wind forecast reliable or is there an additional lokal influence? at the moment i do see only few days where it is strong enouth
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Amanda
31 January 2020
It's a great place for kiting. The wind is strong enough all the year
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