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Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2002 1:43 pm
by Pete

I am off to Portugal on holiday in May. I am staying in Albufeira (30 minutes from Faro airport).

Does anyone have any info, on beaches to go to or what the conditions are like ?

Your help would be most appreciated.

Thanks .. Pete.

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2002 3:35 pm
by murdoc
well, it's been a while ... but the coastline's not too good. especially for unexerienced riders.

most of the beaches are very very small

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2002 5:55 pm
by Guest
HI ,

I've been there a few weeks a go, in Faro you can kiteboard on the lagoon or at sea. Mostly the wind is offshore there so the local guys there are all on the lagoon. It's verry small and crowded.
But if you drive 20 km past Faro direction Albufera, you can go to the beach at Villamoura richt side of the harbour, nice beach and nice waves. The wind is sideshore at that spot. No crowds there.



Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2002 12:52 am
by Guest
hi i m from Algarve, by may we have nice wind ,(11.8 Air blast) and there is some people here just next to albufeira , you will enjoy it.


Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2002 2:46 pm
by Pete
Thanks for your replies.

A message for Joao, what beaches are good near Albufeira, and can you buy kitesurfing equipment anywhere (just in case I break anything) ?

Regards .. Pete.

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2002 12:00 am
by Guest
near albufeira you have abeach call falésia , but we ride in liha de faro ,just next to the airport.
there is no material normal the people go tarifa ,but evryone have nicematerila and spares problem


Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2002 8:47 am
by Pete

"Obrigado" for your reply.

I look forward to it.