Gone Surfing

THE SPOT

Kouremenos Beach is located 1.5km from the village of Palekastro and 19km from the Town of Sitia. The beach is 1.5km long and is one of the longest beaches in eastern Crete. Its white sand and crystal clear waters, with tamarisk trees lining the coast make it one of the most beautiful beaches in Crete. The water is warm, about 24 degrees Celsius between June - August, and the outside temperature ranges from 30-35 degrees Celsius. A wetsuit is not needed, just a rash guard with UV protection to avoid sunburns. Don't be fooled by the calm atmosphere... the greatest thing here is the wind, always on time and usually very strong.

The water in front of the Gone Surfing center is usually flat, however, when you sail further out there is big chop for bump and jump. The winds are mostly in northerly directions and are sideshore. The Meltemi wind is accelerated by the thermal effect of the hot summer which increases it by 2 Beaufort. The Meltemi winds of North Crete have also made this the ideal location for the biggest windmill parks in Greece. The center is also surrounded by trees providing day-round shade for those wanting to take a well-earned nap on the beach.

There are several other windsurf spots near Kouremenos that you can explore. 'Tenta' is the most renowned for Freestyle windsurfing because it is exposed to the North winds and the wind is constant throughout the day and season. 'Tenta' provides both a wavy area and a flat one. 'Faneromeni', on the other hand, is a more extreme spot and usually only appeals to the daredevils, 'Faneromeni', has world class waves. On a rare occasion, when there is South wind, ‘Xerokambos’ is an idyllic spot to sail. It is exposed to the south winds, has only few visitors and has beautiful clear turquoise waters.

Read below two articles of our friends and wave addicts Alex and Kostas.
http://www.zakel.ws/2013/01/23/1st-crete-wave-contest-faneromeni-2012 

http://fisheyeongreece.blogspot.gr/2013/11/faneromeni-tales-2013.html

Distances From:

Other Beaches:

  • Chiona Beach: 2.2 km
  • Tenda Bay: 8.0 km
  • Xerokampos: 18.6km
  • Faneromeni: 19.2 km

Towns:

  • Sitia: 19km
  • Agios Nikolaos: 91 km
  • Heraklion: 140 km

Airports:

  • Sitia: 19 km
  • Heraklion: 140 km

Harbour:

  • Sitia: 19 km
  • Heraklion: 140 km


Wind Statistics

Kouremenos its a blessed place its wind statistics can only be compared with Karpathos and Rhodes. The wind in Kouremenos is increased due to the local thermal and funneling effect.

Average Wind (Days per month)

 Wind Force 

 April

 May 

 June

 July

 August

September

October

>4 Bft

20

21

25

28

27

20

18

>6 Bft

10

12

14

15

13

14

7

Wind Statistics based on our daily report on http://www.weendy.com/

Wind (Days per month) 2013
  June July August September October
knots Days Days Days Days Days
0-10 2     10 1
11-16 6 1 4 7 4
17-21 10 4 10 5 4
22-27 8 10 13 4 3
28+ 2 15 4 4 3
Days Total 28 30 31 30 15
Wind (Days per month) 2014
  May June July August September October
knots Days Days Days Days Days Days
0-10 1 13      7  6 16 7
11-16 2 3 4 3 5 3
17-21 5 7 6 7 4 3
22-27 2 3 7 8 2 4
28+   4 7 7 3  
Days Total 10 30 31 31 30 17
Wind (Days per month) 2015
  May June July August September October
knots Days Days Days Days Days Days
0-10 14 8      11  11 14 8
11-16 1 9 2 7 8 5
17-21 6 6 3 2 3 3
22-27 8 6 8 10 5  
28+   2  1 7 1 0  
Days Total 31 30 31 31 30 16

Check also:  http://wisuki.com/statistics/1714/kouremenos

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