Zlatni Rat: a kitesurfer's paradise in Croatia | Photo: CoupleOfYuppies.com

Croatia enjoys a temperate pleasant Mediterranean climate. Summers are hot, sunny and dry, while winters have cooler weather, though still mild.

The average temperature in the country is of about 11.7°C (53°F). Croatia has a 5,835 km coastline (mainland 1,777 km and islands 4,058 km),bordered by the Adriatic Sea.

The southern swells are quite rare and, therefore, waves are not seen every day.

Although it is not one of the main European surf destinations, it is possible to ride waves in Croatia. Look for Camp Kazela (Medulin), Sakarun and Zlatni Rat.

Croatia is a very good spot for windsurfers and kitesurfers.

Visit the Croation Kiteboarding Class Association and the Croatian Windsurfing Association.