Peljesac is a peninsula in the south of croatia. Good spots for kiteboarding in croatia are rare, but Viganj and Kuciste are definately some of the places beneath Bol and Premantura that are worth visiting when you think about kiteboarding in Croatia. On the peninsula Peljesac, between the island korcula and peljesac you have a channel where the wind gets stronger and you have fun when athers don’t. Especially when you’re from Europe and looking for a place not to fare away – reachable by car – this is definitely a place to check out in pre-periods. Summer is crowded here, but from from april till beginning of june and september to november this place is really good.
Of course it’s good too during the summer month but if you don’t want to be part of a kite- or windsurf armagedon, try to get here during off-peak times. In summer month everybody want’ts to wind- or kitesurf here. So you know what you can expect when you are here during this time when you see the pics that show the size of the starting-beach available. So. Wind’s are good here during spring, summer and autumn. Not every day, but continously good over time. Don’t expect wind every day, but when you stay here a week, you really must have bad luck not to be able to kite.
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Main Kitesurf Spots on Peljesac
Viganj and 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. 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:
Kitesurfing in Kuciste
Kitesurfing in Viganj
Other kitespots on Peljesac? The Rest?
Well I think it’s also possible to kite on other spots on Peljesac. But the best wind and pest place to start etc. is definitely on this side in Viganj or Kuciste. On other places it’s difficult to launch or land or the wind is coming from inappropriate directions for kiting.
Other Island kite spots?
I’ve been around with sailing boats a lot. Of course on a lot of islands there are small bays or places where you can launch. Once I found two small islands connected with just a small peace of land in this region. On one side is was off-shore, the other-side on shore. It was absolutely awesome and I won’t tell you here where it was :) But don’t worry. You can reach it only by boat, so for most kiters it’s unreachable :) But if you will be near Peljesac by boat, drop a comment here and I get in touch with you and tell you where to go! So cool…
Wind and Weather
All year you have winds here. In summer time when there is a stable good weather situation you can really rely on winds coming through in the early afternoon (called Mistral with 15-25knots). But there is nothing like “here is wind all the time”. If you have bad luck you have just a view wind days, with good luck you can kite almost every day. So do also plan alternate program points :) Here some statistics:
- Windfinder forecast for the next days »
- Windguru forecast for the next days »
- Windguru Wind Archive »
Kitebeach Webcams for Viganj and Kuciste
We found nothing useful by now. Do you know a good Webcam at this spot? Drop us a mail, please ;)
Other must-visit-stuff, Nightlife and good-to-know things
You can go with boat or ferry to korcula island and visit the beautiful town over there. Check out www.korculainfo.com if you go there for additional infos. On Peljesac you can go mountainbiking, hiking, diving or just take a walk near the sea. There is almost no nightlife here. If you come in off-season times – almost everything is closed. If you are here during summer, also don’t expect more than some restaurants and a bar with music at the beach. It’s really for kiting an relaxing here.
What about the crime?
Nothing special to say here. I felt really safe, and I would say it is like that.
Would consider it as quite normal central-european prices here. Maybe a little bit cheaper.
Accomodation in Viganj and Kuciste for Kiteboarder
At both Spots you have Campings directly at the Beach. If you want to stay at the Kuciste Beach you should stay at
I stayed at Camp Palme, it’s a really small but very nice Camping. Can really recommend it! In Viganj you should choose
These two are also located directly at the beach where you can kite, so you will also be in walking distance here. If you want to live in an appartement, check out appartements in Kuciste, Viganj, Perna or Orebic. Doesn’t matter where you stay, you will reach the spots in 5 minutes by car. But I would say you need a car then to reach the spot with your stuff – walking would be to far most of the times.
Car Rental Tips
Sorry, don’t have any insider-tip here. If you need a car, check out the big car rentals at the airport.
Kiteboarding Schools in Viganj and Kuciste
There is a Kiteboarding Station at Kuciste Beach – but I don’t know if they just rent or also give lessons. But there is a kite school at the Viganj Beach. You can check it out here.
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