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Kitesurfing in Cap d’Agde

Cap d’agde’s two kitesurfing spots, La Tamarissière and Plage Richelieu get plenty of wind throughout the year and some decent waves in the right conditions. Kitesurf schools operate in open water to avoid inshore hazards.

Kitesurfing Spot Guide - Cap d'Agde

Freestyle
Wave-riding
Epic cross-shore wave sessions, consistent wind.
Groynes and the harbour wall make launching from the beach tricky.

Spot Information

Spot Type

Beach

Best Wind

W,SW,S,SE

Rider Level

Beginner - Advanced

Style

Freeride, Freestyle

Best Time of Year

April - November

Summer Water Temp

22°C > 25°C

Winter Water Temp

13°C > 15°C

Hazards
Dangerous harbour wall at Richelieu Est. Groynes at La Tamarissière. Strong currents between Fort de Brescou and the harbour.

Wind Forecast


Location Map

Practical Information

Nearest Town

Agde (4.8 km)

Nearest Airport

Montpellier-Méditerranée (50 min)

Latitude/Longitude

43.273323, 3.504532

Parking

Lots of parking at the Cap d'Agde port at Richelieu Est.

Tourist Office

Office de Tourisme du Cap d'Agde
Bulle d’Accueil, Rond-Point du Bon Accueil
34305 Le Cap d'Agde
France

Phone: +33 (0)4 67 01 04 04
Web: www.capdagde.com
Email: contact@capdagde.com

Access
Car parks at either end of Plage Richelieu make access to the spot straightforward. The largest is at the Centre Nautique at Plage Richelieu Est. Parking can be tricky in July and August when the beachfront is overrun with holidaymakers.

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Cap d'Agde Kitesurfing Gallery

  • Kitesurfing in Cap d'Agde, France

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  • Nice onshore wind for kitesurfing at Cap d'Agde, France

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  • Kitesurfer gets airborne in Cap d'Agde, France

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  • Fort de Brescou at Cap d'Agde

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Spot Description

Cap d'Agde is a busy purpose-built Mediterranean holiday resort with beach bars, restaurants and even a water park.

The Kitesurfing

Cap d'Agde, Richelieu

The kitesurf schools in Cap d’Agde operate in open water with boat support as the harbour wall at the eastern end of the beach makes kiting from the beach a sketchy endeavor for beginners and intermediates. A southerly wind generates some decent waves. A westerly is perfect for freestyle riding as the groynes render near glassy conditions. The northerly Tramontana can be quite gusty near the shore but advanced kiters can ride flat out in open water and enjoy epic cross-shore conditions round the peninsula towards Marseillan Plage.

Cap d'Agde, La Tamarissiere

Narrowly-spaced groynes at La Tamarissière make life difficult for beginners and you're better off kiting in open water with boat support provided by one of the kite schools.

Kitesurf Schools

Topkite based at the eastern end of Plage Richelieu and Kite Family at Le Grau d'Agde offer beginner to advanced lessons, gear hire and boat support.

Where to stay

Hotel Les Grenadines is a clean and comfortable 3 star hotel less than 5 minutes walk from Richelieu beach. Along Chemin de Notre Dame à Saint-Martin there's a number of campsites with mixed reviews. One of the best is 4 star Camping les Mimosas.

Where to eat

Mango’s Beach Bar has a laid back atmosphere and great tapas making it the best beach bar/restaurant in the area. With a view over the Med, bean bags, cold beers and cocktails it's perfect for an after session chill. The food's good too with excellent tapas, salads and burgers. Open from April to October. For a notch up in sophistication and great quality seafood, head to Restaurant Les Vagues. For simple mussels and chips, you can't beat La Moule En Fête at Mail de Rochelongue.

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