Softades is a small village located 15 km South-west of Larnaca. The nearby beach is a popular kitesurfing spot for riders of all skill levels.
Thermal Western winds are dominant from May till October and present almost every day. The breeze starts around 2 p.m. and lasts until 7 p.m. Average strength is 14-18 knots (7-9 m/s). The best direction is South-west (cross-shore, cross-onshore).
North-west (offshore) and Eastern winds are dominant during the winter.
During summer time the sea is mostly flat with little chop. Winter swells may bring good waves for downwinders.
How to get there
The beach is close to Larnaca international airport, about 15 min drive.
If coming from Limassol get to Mazotos, then follow the road signs for Camel Park. At the park turn to the right and as you get to a parallel road turn to the left. In few kilometers there'll be a house on the right side and a turn to the beach.