A small report about wind from the West direction in Mallorca
In this case the report took place on the beach of Sa Marina in the bay of Pollensa, in the north of the island.
The west direction wind usually occurs in winter, sometimes in autumn and very often during spring. This wind direction usually brings a certain drop in temperatures and the wind is generally strong, between 16 and up to 25 or more knots.
WEST WIND AND DIFFERENT KITE SPOTS
There are several kitesurfing spots in Mallorca where you can take advantage of this direction, taking into account the logical restrictions during the tourist season, which means that sailing is not allowed in the south of the island in the S’Arenal area, to the agglomeration of people on this beach.
When this wind occurs in the middle of autumn, winter and at the beginning of spring, since the inflow of people to the beaches is very little, it is possible to sail in S’Arenal, always keeping the maximum precautions to avoid any kind of accident.
If navigation is going to take place in the bay of Pollensa, the preferred area with the wind direction of the West is the Es Barcares area, since it is the one that would receive the lightly side-onshore wind from the left.
Keep in mind that this direction of wind has a very gusty effect and does not make the navigation too pleasant. Rainfall and storm cloudiness may also occur, therefore, in case of electrical phenomena, navigation is discouraged under these conditions.
ACTION BEACH ON A WEST WIND IN POLLENSA
In the photos of this report you can see several kiters on the beach of Sa Marina, and as one of them is too close to the beach where he loses control because of the great speed with which he sailed, without which, fortunately this has unintended consequences.
All in all, and as it is a side-offside direction in Sa Marina and more cross-shore to almost a little side-on-shore, we must consider that a rise in wind can drag us to the beach more than one would wish.
Similarly, being a gusty wind, it may be the case that the wind intensity decreases and if that happens in the long outward, this would entail the possibility of devente and derive so it is not convenient to take risks and move away too much towards the center of the bay.
The direction of winds from the West can also be navigable both in the area of Es Trenc-Sa Rápita, and even in the beach of Colonia Sant Jordi being better the more to the southwest and worse in the areas oriented towards the beach in Southeast since This would mean that on these beaches that direction would be offshore, which would create shadows of wind or wind drops.
It is also possible to kitesurf on the beach of Son Serra de Marina, the more towards of S’Estanyol, for being the further east of the Bay of Alcudia the more side onshore will be the wind coming from the direction of West.