Kitespots in Viganj & Kuciste
There are two spots here. One is in Kuciste, one in Viganj. I consider both as one, as they are really near together and pretty similar. Here you are on the west-side of the peninsula so you’re waiting for winds coming from the north-west, or south-east at the best. Other directions may work some time but they are eather off-shore or gusty…. But most of the time you will be good here as the most common directions are the ones above mentioned :)
I came here already three times in April and I was alone. Alone because there is no usual holiday-crowd here during this time. If there is wind you have the sea almost for yourself. Kite and Chill! It’s so cool I haven’t found any place like this before :) Of course main season is during summer and the winds are almost better then. But I wouldn’t come here when it’s filled until the last place. But that’s another point. You can actually kite here on two places: One in Kucsiste in front of the camping, one in Viganj in front of another camping – and there is also an IKO kite-center too (Water Donkey). Two quite small beaches but enough to start and land your kites. And on the water – as usual – there’s enough place for everybody!
The beaches are always small and stone-beaches (pebbles) – no sand. But it’s small stones, no rocks – so it’s safe for starting and landing. If you are here in summer – place can get rare, lot’s of people are there. In Kuciste as well as in Viganj you have to be careful about the currents. Theny can get quite strong sometimes. So be aware you are enough upwind so you can get back to your starting position. Else – you will sometimes end in places withouth wind and will have to swim till you reach some island around ;) Check out the place on google-earth! Best Winds are South-East and North-West because they come through the channel. If you are here when there is a good and stable weather condition – you may experience the super-convenient thing that winds sometimes start perfectly at 2pm. This is when there is a stable weather and this may last for some days. Enjoy when you are here and having this. Check also out the local kite-rules – there is a restricted zone on the beach and on the water. So, here are some impressions, and again, I was here in the beginning of April, then all the place is yours. In Summer there are lots of other people here of course.
Kuciste Kite(beach) Pictures