With its many idyllic landscapes, Corsica is a dream destination. It is easy to understand why it is nicknamed the island of beauty. Indeed, it abounds in outdoor activities, from the seaside to the mountains, there is no lack of paradisiacal landscapes. It is also an island that is particularly popular for its many water sports spots. Corsica has some of the best Wing Foil and SUP spots on its coast. Surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea, the Wingfoil, paddle and kite spots are numerous.
Corsica : ideal conditions for Wing Foil and SUP
Another advantage of the island of beauty? Its Mediterranean climate. The summer is hot and dry and the winter is mild and humid. Ideal conditions to enjoy the best Wing Foil and SUP spots in Corsica. Between June and September temperatures vary between 21°C and 26°C. Spring and autumn remain mild with temperatures between 12°C and 18°C. As for the winter period, temperatures do not fall below 9°C on average. It is therefore the ideal climate for Wingfoil and SUP. On both sides of the island, the heat is pleasant and the wind conditions favourable for wing sessions.
As far as the sea is concerned, no need for a wetsuit! Thanks to water temperatures of around 25°C in summer (higher from May to November), it is ideal for paddling or wingfoiling in a swimming costume.
Corsica also benefits from ideal wind conditions. For wing surfing, many spots are well exposed and allow for interesting sessions. For paddle boarders, there are also more sheltered spots to enjoy the beauty of the landscape.
The advantage of the island of beauty is that, whatever the time of the year, you will find a place where the conditions are good to practice Stand Up Paddle, Wingfoil or Kitesurf.
1 - Les meilleurs spots de Wingfoil en Corse
BONIFACIO : La Mecque des sports de glisse en France ( Sud )
The Bonifacio area is widely known for its exceptional wind conditions, the beauty of its landscapes and its crystal clear lagoons where the wind blows in. Like all of southern Corsica, it benefits from a significant exposure to the prevailing winds. They make Bonifacio a magical area for wingfoil.
Indeed, the Bonifacio area is ideal for Wingfoil. We can count more than 190 days of wind, of force 4 or more, per year. It is one of the windiest places in Europe. The prevailing winds are from the West / South-West and East / North-East.
La Tonnara, located west of Bonifiacio, is a very famous kitesurfing spot. It is a real pleasure to sail there in Wingfoil. Indeed, the spot offers incredible wind conditions. Depending on the conditions, it can be perfect for beginners in wingfoil, or it can be a great place for the more experienced to have fun. Considered as one of the best Wing Foil spots in Corsica, La Tonnara gives access to the Gulf of Venegna. A great spot in deep water which benefits from regular winds.
15 minutes north-east of Bonifacio is the beach of Balistra, a magnificent wild spot. The water is flat but the west wind can sometimes be strong and offshore. In these conditions, this wingfoil spot is recommended for experienced wingfoilers. However, there is a very shallow pond just behind the beach, which allows beginners to wingfoil safely.
The spot in the Gulf of Figari is a large, safe and easily accessible bay. It is a perfect spot for beginners and intermediates in wing foil. It is also suitable for advanced riders who can leave the bay to benefit from a stronger wind and more space.
Finally, in the vicinity of Bonifacio, there is the famous lagoon of Piantarella. With its white sandy beach and shallow waters it is a very famous wingfoil spot. The westerly wind that blows into the mouths of Bonifacio creates superb sailing conditions for Wing Foil. Be careful though, in the summer season the lagoon quickly becomes overcrowded.
PORTO-VECCHIO : La plage de Santa Giulia ( Sud-Est )
Located in the east of Corsica, a little higher than Bonifacio, the beach of Santa Giulia, which borders Porto-Vecchio, is one of the best spots for Wing Foil and SUP in Corsica. The beach is characterised by its translucent, flat and very shallow water. With a north-east wind most of the time, this beach will be a paradise for wingfoil beginners. However, as the beach fills up well in the summer months, it can quickly become difficult to find space on the beach to set up your equipment.
That’s why the best option is to go through the Santa Giulia Nautical Club. The sailing club offers courses, training and rental of Wingfoil, Paddle, Windsurf and kayak at affordable prices. There is something for all tastes and all ages! Their team of enthusiasts and professionals are there to help you make the most of these water sports.
There are even Giant SUPs to take the whole family (or friends) for a ride in this little piece of paradise !
Photo credit: Santa Giulia Nautical club
AJACCIO : Ricanto et Capo di feno ( Sud-Ouest )
CALVI ( Nord-Ouest )
GHISONACCIA ( Est )
Quel équipement pour le Wing Foil en Corse ?
2 - Les meilleurs spots de Stand Up Paddle en Corse
The beach of PalombaggiaLocated in the south-east of Corsica, not far from Porto-Vecchio, Palombaggia beach is one of the best SUP spots in Corsica. It was voted most beautiful beach in France in 2019 and it is easy to see why! Its turquoise and calm waters will offer you a total change of scenery. With its idyllic landscape, this paddle spot is a little paradise on earth.
The Piantarella lagoon
Near Bonifacio, the Piantarella lagoon promises a breathtaking SUP session. The conditions are unique, the water is translucent, the sand white and the landscape is splendid. With your paddle you can discover the Lavezzi islands as well as the caves and cliffs under Pertusato, enough to give you a great view !