The ultimate spot guide for kiting and windsurfing in Europe is now rereleased in a completely revised edition for 2014: over 40,000 kilometres of coastline, 17 countries and a comprehensive 2,500 spots – that's 50% more than before! The new Europe Guide is packed full of accurate local knowledge of wind and waves, plus conditions on the water and ashore. Illustrated with over 1,200 breathtaking images from the continent's leading surf photographers and detailed maps of every region, it also offers travel information on each country and its people plus insights into each region's kite and windsurf scene. Featuring a comprehensive overview of the continent’s meteorology and oceanography, the book describes all the key weather patterns and wind systems complete with local effects, stats, temperatures and swell charts. An unrivalled 464 pages of information and inspiration, the KITE AND WINDSURFING GUIDE EUROPE is a must-have travel guide.
Featured countries: Ireland, United Kingdom, Norway, Sweden, Poland, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Morocco and Canary Islands.
Europe Guide editor, Udo Hölker says: "As well as the joy of rekindling our love for the ‘grand dame’ of Europe, this project held many more surprises in store. Above all, having already researched our unique Europe and World Guides once, we never expected this revised edition to be quite such a mammoth task! Yet the rapid development of our sports over the past decade has had a dramatic impact on so many beaches – and as we revisited those we already knew, more and more new spots emerged too. It was soon obvious that a simple update really wasn’t an option... Nearly three years later, the number of spots had grown by almost 50% to 2,500: all with bang-up-to-date information and completely new spot maps. Plus we raided the archives of the best surf photographers on the continent again. From an incredible 38,000 photos we selected the best 1,200, taking the picture quality to a whole new level. In the end, all that effort made the result even sweeter. The Europe Guide is the ultimate travel companion: take it anywhere on the continent and you'll always find the right spot for your session."