Kitesurfing Mallorca / Weather sudden changes

One afternoon, beginning of September 2015.
Clouds in the sky start to show that changes in the weather are on its way

1 wolken auf himmel kitesurfen mallorca 2015

In Sa Marina, Pollensa bay, the kitesurfers and kite schools continue with their activities
indiferent yet to the incoming storm, as the weather change has not arrived there yet

2 kitesurfen Pollensa Sa Marina September kiten unterricht

After several hours, the storm is already there, darkening the sky as a hard rain begins to fall.
It will rain all throughout the night and during the next two days. 
Strong winds from North were blowing hard on the coast

3 Regnen auf Norden Mallorca kite lessons cancelled

Once the storm calmed, the sea conditions still were showing its consequences,
waves were breaking all over the bay

4 breaking waves kitesurfing lessons 2015 Alcudia shore

 

The effects of the storm in Pollensa Bay

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The peak of the tide reached the buildings, stone walls and fences near the beach.
Tons of posidonia were carried to shore

5 Es Barcares kiteschule Mallorca after the storm 2015

It is noticeable how almost all boats and sail vessels which were not sheltered inside a port
or yatch facilities were dragged from their moorings and carried away towards the beaches
downwind from the storm and scores of meters inland

6 kitesurfing in mallorca after the storm boat carried away

As winds were still blowing, though with less intensity, some kitesurfers, bravely,
returned to the beach and started the first kitesurfing rides visible in the last days

7 kitesurfing after the storm, first kites on the air Alcudia kite lessons

When boats, some of them of considerable lenght, were carried away by the waves, as consequence
of the fiercy winds that blowed during the storm, they reached the other side of the bay, more
than 6 kms downwind of their original moorings

8 Mallorca wind during the storm no kitesurfing lessons this days

Boats of different size were beached and spreaded all over the shore, some of them damaged
on their hulls, keels and even on their electronic appliances which seawater had flooded

9 S'Albufereta and Sa Marina kitesurfen designed area kite schools ;allorca

Lesson learned the hard way. If you have a boat or a sailing boat and you are moored
off the yatch club, keep always aware about weather forecast and possible weather changes.

10 lesson learned, watch weather forecast and act consequently

At the end of summer in Mallorca, though it is not frequent, storms, can bring unpleasant surprises.  
Kitesurfing during storms, is neither a good idea as strongs winds will put you at risk,
which, if we think it over, it should be perfectly avoided.
Kitesurfing it’s a risk sport, let’s be ourselves who decide the level of risk we want to deal with. 
Kitesurf safe and … if you own a boat, visite the weather forecast sites and remember,
it is always better to prevent than to cure.

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