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Bat Galim, Haifa, Israel

Bat Galim, Haifa, Israel
Region: Middle East
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Located on the Mediterranean Coast, Bat Galim is a neighborhood of Haifa, which is the largest city in northern Israel, and the third-largest city in the country. Bat Galim is known for its promenade and sandy beaches – sandy beaches from which you can launch your kite and enjoy a spot of kiteboarding. There are a couple of things you need to know about Bat Galim should you decide to go there for a fun kiteboarding session. The things presented below:

Wind
The best months to go to Bat Galim for wind are January, February, March, October, November and December. Not the best months, but still pretty good are April and October.

The wind in Bat Galim blows from the SW and W (side onshore, side shore, and side offshore) at roughly Force 4 to Force 5. The wind blows in the morning and afternoon.

The spring, summer, autumn wind is thermal and blows at about 15 to 20 knots (25% of the time). The winter wind is generated by storms and blows at 20 to 35 knots (80% of the time).

Water
In the winter months (winter is the best time to go to Bat Galim for kiteboarding) you can expect to get mast-high waves. Experienced kiters only should go out on the water to enjoy a bit of waveriding.

During the summer months Bat Galim is a flat water spot. Riders of all levels can go out on the water and have a bit of fun.

Other useful information
Bat Galim has the following facilities to offer: launch area, school and gear rental, food, and parking.

There are no other kiteboarding spots in Israel that face north; Bat Galim is the only kiteboarding spot in Israel that faces N.

If the nightlife is what you’re looking for, head to Haifa and enjoy the bars, clubs and discos.

Fun facts: The name Bat Galim is Hebrew for “Daughter of the Waves”. Bat Galim was the first point of Jewish settlement in modern Haifa. During the British Mandate (a.k.a. Mandate of Palestine – a period between 1917 and 1948 when Britain occupied and administered the region), Bat Galim was Haifa's entertainment center.


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