In these days of warm weather, Israel’s Mediterranean coast attracts thousands of joggers and sunbathers, swimmers and Frisbee throwers, paddleball players and people who come to watch the scene or eat an al fresco meal in the breeze.
And today they come for kite surfing.
The water sport, which combines elements of surfing, paragliding and windsurfing, has participants propelled across the water by a large power kite while seated on a small surfboard; it’s especially popular on the beaches of Netanya, north of Tel Aviv.
According to kite surfing experts, the best seasons along the Mediterranean are May through June, and September through October. Optimum time on the Sea of Galilee is July through August; in Eilat, spring and autumn.
This month is a perfect time to head to the Mediterranean. All you need is a surfboard and a big kite.