Best School Premier Destination: Israel
Israel is blessed with the perfect weather for kite surfing all year long. In Israel there are few attractive locations for surfing and each one is ideal in a different season- therefore there will be good wind somewhere in Israel at all times, being that Israel is a small country getting any where is easy.Surfing in Israel is in two main locations
Mediterranean sea- beit- yanay
Sea of Galilee
Arriving to Israel:
There is one international airport in Israel-" Ben- gurion" airport in Tel Aviv. The distance from the airport to- Mediterranean, Beit yanay- 50km Sea of Galilee- 135km
Each of the locations offers much more then kite surfing (or any type of surfing). Israel is full of historic sights; spiritual\ religious centers and spectacular exclusive scenery so you're perfect surfing vacation can tern into a great family experience.
Getting anywhere in Israel is possible in few ways- renting a car, taking the bus, the train or a taxi.Since Israel is a rather small country all of the ways are easy and fun! All transportation is provided at the airport:Car rent- car rent counters are located on the 1st floor of the east gallery in the reception hall.The services are provided 24\7.
Train services- at the lower level S from the reception hall. Train ticket machines are located on level G.Bus station- on the bridge, level 2 next to gates 21, 23. The best way to get to any of the three locations is to take the 475 bus to Tel Aviv central bus station, cost of 12nis. On the way back- an airport shuttle is provided from the bus stop to the terminal.
Taxi services are available outside the airport; make sure you use an airport authority taxi.
Kiteaway beit yanay center- Mediterranean: Arriving to beit yanay is fast and simple With a rented car, from the airport take road 1north (to Tel Aviv) merge to road 20 north then to road 2north to beit yanay exit. With a train its best to go to arlozorov train station in Tel Aviv, from there take the 852\ 872 bus to beit yanay intersection, the bus comes every half hour from 6:30am to midnight. With a bus from the airport to Tel Aviv central bus station, take 852/ 872 to beit yanay intersection. A taxi tariff to beit yanay is approximately 200nis.
Beit yanay is one of the most popular coast lines in Israel and its located 10 min. from the city Netanya, in the city different hotels and accommodations
Blue bay hotel: (4 stars) Phone # 972-9-8600100 firstname.lastname@example.org www.blue-bay.co.il
Seasons hotel: (5 stars) Phone # 92-9-8601520 email@example.com www.seasons.co.il
Residence hotel: (3 stars) Phone # 972-9-8301111 firstname.lastname@example.org www.zyotels.com
Restaurants and attractions
Valery- restaurant bar, offers a rich bar of fine alcohol and different excellent day and night menus 60-150nis. Located at "paz" range in beit yanay. 972-9-8666720
Burgus- our recommendation!! Bar burger that offers a unique home made burgers menu with special and interesting extras. Located at "sappier" industrial zone in south Netanya, about 15 min. drive from beit yanay beach.
Amatzia" sea food restaurant- offers a great selection of fish and sea food as well as kids menu. Located at beit yanay beach across from "kiteaway" point. 972-9-8663639
northern wind, which creates the best conditions in beit yanay, blows mainly between March- June and September- November. July- august-, low sea breeze wind. During winter time- very high precipitate wind and high water. The wind in beit yanay changes according to the season- north wind between seasons and south or south west wind in the summer. Temperature- November- march 15-20dgrees, water temperature 21dgrees.March- June 25-27dgrees, water temperature 24dgrees. July- October 30dgrees, water temperature 28dgrees. The conditions in beit yanay are suitable for beginners, and professional surfers as one. Most of the time, the sea condition in beit yanay is choppy. Lifting the kite in beit yanay is perfect thanks to the 3km long and 300mt. wide of white sand, no structures or rocks. Kiteaway. Com. provides courses for beginners ,and advance.
Sea of Galilee
See of the Galilee is defiantly 1 of the most consistent places in the world for strong wind, it is sweet water lake perfect place to start kiting and very different feeling Kiteaway center is bases on the east side of the lake Going up north is possible in several ways- Rented car- recommended having a map or g.p.s with you. The drive takes about 2 hour to get to the north-east side of the sea, since it's the only sea in north of Israel- seeing it on the map is easy. Going by car allows you to stop on the way and admire the scenery.By bus its best to take the 843 bus from Tel Aviv central station to "dugel" beach. The tariff is approximately 49nis. By special taxi- for higher budget, approximately 500nis.
Ramot Village: (4 stars) Phone # 972-4-6732636 email@example.com www.ramot-nofesh.co.il
Haone Village: (4 stars) Phone # 972-4-6659800 firstname.lastname@example.org www.haon.co.il
Spa Village Hotel: (3 stars) Phone # 972-4-6655555 email@example.com www.hanat-gader.com
The Hut: Phone # 972-4-6733082 www.z10.co.il
"Susana" bistro bar- South American grill, great humus and home made sorbet. 60-120nis. kosher.Located in south ramat hagolan, "anaim" village, which is also an artists spot with galleries, art and jewelry.972-4-6999855
"habokrim" restaurant- our recommendation!! Known for its "PhD. In meet", t-bone stake or a fine hamburger, 120-160nis. Not kosher. 972-4-6960206 "Betty and nuhi cooking"- offers unique delicatessen on Friday only with reservation. 160nis. not kosher. www.bety.co.il
Bars & Pubs
"Quala"- lots of whisky and beer, snacks and most important- the best view, day or night! Recommended!!In the area you can find a lot of local pubs in the villages around.
Wind statistics: may-September, 18-25 knots 95% of the time starting noon till the evening. South-south west wind. Temperature- April- October 25-35dgrees, water temperature 29dgrees.Lifting the kite in Sea of Galilee is possible from the beach, yet, our recommendation is to take a kiteaway shuttle to deep water and downwind all the way back…10 kmSea condition, usually flat in the morning, choppy in the afternoon.Kiteaway. com. provides courses for beginners and professional surfers, lifting from a boat for safety
The kite surfing school of Amit Inbar has one main goal- to make you fall in love with the kitesurfing sport. Thanks to the huge experience in teaching kite surfing, Amit and his crew have managed to develop a distinctive and unique teaching method : a professional and exclusive approach that builds self confidence and provides skills and tools to move on forward as a self independent kite surfer. Amits school offers a number of special courses. The courses combine specific developed techniques which were created by our team, using advanced equipment with personnel instructing adjusted to the rhythm and abilities of each student. Once you have finished the course, "Kite Away" will continue to be a warm and caring place, which will monitor the surfers, give advice and consultant and will provide each graduator a smooth entrance to become an independent self confidence kiter.
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