LAST UPDATED 24/08/2008
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Level of surfing


Quality of surf


Call code


Net code





648 km


Temperate; Mediterranean with hot, dry summers and cool winters


Coup / Civil Unrest

Best Months

October - November




Euro (EUR) from 01/01/2008

Time Zone


Special Requirements

Private Beaches


Marcobadotti: Theatro Kourion; 2007

The West coast of Cyprus receives excellent exposure to all Mediterranean swells, regular swell arrives courtesy of the sirocco and mistral wind and weather patterns. The Greek Cypriot zone of Paphos and the Turkish cypriot zone of Kyrenia to the north would be your best bet. Remember that this is stil a divided island and civil unrest still flares up around the divided caital Nicosia from time to time.

The main timings for the sirocco and mistral swells and winds are in the Northern Hemisphere Autumn and Spring (March and November) This would probably be the best time to plan your Mediterranean surf trip, though sitting this far east in the sea will give you the best chance of catching any swell generated from favourable weather systems.

Another source of swell is the storm cells of the North Atlantic. Many of these cells descend along the Irish coastline and then outwards along the Atlantic Coast. Occasionally certain cells in Winter (Dec-Jan) can sweep across southern Spain and into the Med. This is a rare but notable event that can send swell hurtling in a 360 degree radius, lighting up  points and reefs that see rideable surfing options maybe once or twice per year.

what to pack

Notafish: Pashmina; 29 March 2006

A small backpack makes a good carryon bag and will be useful in daily life. Women: remember to take a good flat pair of shoe's.... And for everybody: pair of comfortable walking shoes will be great for sightseeing. Beach clothing & sandals will be useful if you are going in the warm season. Try to choose classics, and items that you can mix and match. Have at least one set of nicer clothing for more formal occasions.

Take along some bug repellent spray, hat, towels, good sunscreen and sunglasses! Better take your medicines with you (esp. anti hastamine tablets), as the brands can be unfamiliar and cost more. Same goes towards shampoo, conditioner, soap, body wash, toothpaste and toothbrushes.

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