Zlatni Rat: one of the best surf spots in Croatia | Photo: Emich/Creative Commons

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 about 11.7 °C (53 °F).

Croatia features 5,835 kilometers of coastline (mainland 1,777 kilometers, islands 4,058 kilometers) bordered by the Adriatic Sea.

The southern swells are quite rare and, therefore, waves are not seen every day. Locals say they can surf around 50 days a year.

Although it is not one of the leading European surf destinations, it is possible to ride waves in Croatia.

Look for Camp Kazela (Medulin), Sakarun, and Zlatni Rat.

However, if you're a windsurfer or kitesurfer, there are plenty of wind spots throughout the country.

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