Sigri kite spot in Lesbos

Europe kitesurf spot in Greece

Located on the western side of Lesvos Island, Sigri is a small fishing village with a protected bay and consistent thermal wind all through the summer, making it a great flat water kitesurfing and windsurfing spot. The Meltemi wind which blows from May until October means there is wind most days, so the lack of local amenities won’t be a problem as you’ll probably spend all of your time on the water anyway. There’s no ATM or petrol station in town, so you need to think ahead if you are coming here, but the relaxed local vibe, traditional buildings and local restaurants offering fantastically fresh seafood all add up to a great package if you want to unwind and get away from it all.

Off Season

  1. Jan
  2. Feb
  3. Mar
  4. Apr
  5. Nov
  6. Dec

Early Season

  1. May

Peak Season

  1. Jun
  2. Jul
  3. Aug
  4. Sep

Late Season

  1. Oct

Kitesurfing wind conditions in Sigri

May until October is when the Meltemi wind blows and is the main kitesurfing season, but due to the shape of the bay here you can kitesurf in almost any wind direction and any time of year. From May until October you can expect between 15-25 knots most days, with the wind picking up towards lunch time and blowing until sunset. This is due to it being a thermal wind, so the sun needs to be shining for a little bit before it picks up, and makes for lovely lazy mornings followed by epic kiteboarding afternoons. In the early or late season you’ll want a wetsuit, but June-August you should be fine in just shorts and tshirt.

The water is pretty flat all over, with the flattest sections being just near the launching spot and behind the islands around the bay. The wind close to shore can be gusty, so take care while launching and landing your kite. Also be aware of windsurfers on the water, as the spot is popular for both kitesurfing and windsurfing.

Around the kite spot Sigri

There are restaurants, a bakery, supermarkets etc in Sigri itself so you don’t need to move anywhere else if...

Wind Forecast for Sigri

Wind Stats for Sigri

Kite conditions

  • water condition

    choppy, flat, medium

  • starting area

    shallow water, stony beach

  • wind

    gusty

  • wind daytime

    all day

  • ride type

    freeride, freestyle, hydrofoil, wakestyle, wave

  • skill level

    beginner, intermediate, advanced, professional

  • body wear

    board shorts, short neo

At the spot

  • has shower

    Yes