puchanix wrote:I am looking for a place to kite in Portugal in mid June where:
- there is a very high probability of wind.
- there is some flat water (the flater the better)
- there is a place to stay right on the beach (or walking distance)
In Portugal there are 3 very probable windy spots, as they all work on Thermal winds in the Summer(June to August) from 15 to 30knots:North: Viana Castelo (Cabedelo)
This is an harbour so you have pretty flat water, glassy near the peer, small waves(0,5m), unreliable forecast: there's wind almost for sure, as long as the day is hot or the forecast give more than 10knots!
You have a camping park right behind the beach.Windguru archiveCenter: Guincho beach (Cascais, Lisbon)
Flat during some tides in the inside, but open sea with up to 3m waves.
The winds are thermal and venturi, so if the day is hot, there's some wind after lunch! You have Hotel Muxacho right on the beach and a camping 500m away. (get in touch for more infos on our partnerships)Windguru archiveGUSTYKITE Guincho School
- infos and photosSouth: Alvor (Portimão, Algarve)
Here you have 2 spots, river(lagoon) and sea. At the sea the water is pretty flat but the wind is sideoff shore (there are some rescue services in the beach but not specialized in kitesurfing rescue). In the lagoon you have flat water and waist deep water in high tide. The winds here are also thermal and venturi, so if there's hot, there's wind from 14pm, and if the forecast shows 15knots, count on 20!!
We have some appartments in the beach, walking distance from the lagoon (can send some photos, get in touch for more infos)Windguru archiveother Alvor postGUSTYKITE Alvor School
- infos and photos
..and welcome to Portugal
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