Surf in Gozo

In one of the smallest islands of Mediterranean, you'll find uncrowded line-ups and perfect waves under sunny blue skies.
Welcome to the Mediterranean swells of Gozo and Malta.
If you ask a local citizen for the nearest surf spots, he might tell you that surfers are only spotted once in a while, despite the multiple reef and beach breaks that can be found throughout the country.

Malta, Gozo and Comino are an archipelago of coralline limestone located in the central Mediterranean, some 80 kilometers (50 miles) south of the Italian island of Sicily.
With 56 kilometers of coastline, Gozo offers a Mediterranean climate with mild, rainy winters and hot, dry summers.
Although the total population is of only 30,000, the island gets over one hundred thousand tourists, every year. They come attracted by the beautiful beaches, water, fauna and flora.

The best surf spots in Gozo are:
Ramla beach (NW/N/NE sandy bottom),
San Blas beach (N/NE sandy bottom),
Qbajjar Bay (N/NE rocks),
Xatt l ahmar (S/SW rocks and seaweeds).

In Malta are:
Ghajn Tuffieha and Golden Bay in the Northwest,
St. Thomas Bay in the Southeast,
Selmun, Ghadira (Mellieha Bay) and Ghallis Point in the North.
"Hangovers" is a top class break in the South.

In Gozo, tides are not relevant - you're in the Mediterranean Sea. Swell patterns can't be precisely determined because there are many different winds and coastal lines in the surrounding areas (Italy, Tunisia, Libya, Greece). In the summer, you may not find a decent wave for over few weeks in the entire territory. Nevertheless, the best swells come from Northwest and Northeast, and they can't be considered rare (especially in the Winter). The average sea temperatures range from 15°C to 26°C (59°F-78°F), so you'll only need a 4/3 or 3/2 wetsuit for the colder months (October-June).
In Gozo and Malta, distances are never a problem. You'll need to drive less than 40 kilometers (25 miles) to reach the most distant point in the country.

SUP, kiteboarding and windsurfing are also very popular water sports in the warm shores of Gozo.
Since few years ago, through to the social network we made a surf community of Gozo and Malta where we keep in touch and update about what’s going on. We usually explore the coastline and plan our surf according to the maritime forecasts. Join the crew!