on the 20th and 21st May the 2017 Salento Sports Convention will take place at the Gondar Park in Gallipoli
It is well know that Salento goes hand in hand with sea and wind, therefore, one of the most popular and loved sports south of Lecce is surfing, and also windsurfing and kitesurfing. These water activities are becoming more and more frequent and there are many resorts that provide the necessary equipment for holidaymakers.
Surfing is a sport we imagine people doing on ocean shores on the other side of the world, where brave sportsmen challenge waves many metres high, but in reality it isn’t that extreme. All you need to do is find the right conditions in the right place, or spot, in technical terms.
Salento is such a unique land, so wild and uncontaminated and there are winds that blow strongly enough to attract both professional and expert kiters and windsurfers, but also those who would like to try these magnificent sports for the first time.
The winds here blow mainly from north to north-west at a constant speed, not too strongly, between 9 and 12 knots. The fact that the waves are so close to the coastline means it’s windy every day even if the best period is from May to September. There are many spots all along the coast of Salento: for those who would like to know more about this there are a lot of specialised sites that can give you daily information, weather forecasts, shipping forecasts and everything you need to know for water sports.
There are many schools that teach surfing and sailing and learn about the winds, in order to become one with the air around you. Even after only three lessons you can learn the technical notions on winds and safety, how to put a surfboard, or a kite and wing, together so you can enjoy ‘flying on the water’. Kitesurfing is an extreme and fascinating sport for those who do it and for those watching as well. A coloured kite pushed by the winds that carry crazy daredevils in breathtaking glides and acrobatic jumps on the waves of our marvellous blue sea. We can assure you that you will experience adrenalin filled fun and unique emotions!
As we all know, windsurfing is also an Olympic discipline that lets you feel the special alchemy between the forces in your body and the forces of the sea and the wind. A dynamic and prodigious synergy that generates well-being and freedom.
For those who want to know more, on the 20th and 21st May the 2017 Salento Sports Convention will take place at the Gondar Park in Gallipoli. The best of the Salento sports will be on show for the curious and for sports lovers alike, and there will be courses and activities dedicated to surfing.
Don’t hesitate and go get your bathing suite and your board and come to ‘taste the wind’ on the Salento sea!