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Kitesurfing in Alpes

Postby andrzej » Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:28 am

Me and my friends are going skiing to South Alpes, France, Saint-Sorlin d'Arves in one week. I know there's a lot of lakes in Switzerland (Neuchatel, Genova), France (Bouget, d'Annency, de Serre Poncon) or Germany (Bodensee). I used to kite in Garda lake on thermal winds during skiing in Italy and want to do the same in French/Swiss part of Alpes and that's why we're starting our trip few days earlier to visit this beautifull places. And here comes my question:
Can anybody help me with winds on this lakes? (thermal, normal? how to read forecast for this places) Spots? (where to pump a kite?) Any dangers? Anything helpful?
I'd be very greatefull.

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Re: Kitesurfing in Alpes

Postby zob » Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:49 am

Are you kiding? In the middle of the snowkiting country and season you would go water kiting? Are you serious?

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Re: Kitesurfing in Alpes

Postby piccio » Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:20 pm

now is winter time!!!!!!! 5 to 8 degrees!!!!!!
every time wife and daughter force me to go up there skiing, I think of bringing kites but is too cold ,water and outside water and I give up.
but it is very useful!!!!!!!!
they do not dare open mouth for the rest of the year when I go kiting!!!!!!!

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Re: Kitesurfing in Alpes

Postby el_guestos » Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:10 am

Done a review of The Lac de Serre Poncon here...still a bit early for it to be working now though: ... rre-poncon

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