Kitespots portugal

The used-to-be secret spot

The Obidos lagoon used to be a hidden kitespot,
but during the past years it has been growing in popularity with visits from pro riders, promotional shootings from Liquid Force and was the homebase for the big product test from The Kite Mag.
Where did this sudden popularity come from? Well I guess it’s quite simple: Lot’s of space, flat water and the Portuguese Nortada are the perfect ingredients to have an insane kitespot for all levels!

Water

The Obidos lagoon is the biggest salt water lagoon of Europe and therefore one of the safest kitespots of portugal to teach and learn kitesurfing.
The lagoon has shallow water and from time to time some choppy waves. Because of the shallow water there is no danger of being dragged out while you’re of the board.
But when you’ve got the hang of staying on the board you’ll find this kitesurf spot has conditions perfect to start practicing your first jumps.

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Obidos Lagoon

Wind

The wind is most of the time cross onshore which makes this lagoon very safe for inexperienced kitesurfers.
There is no channel that will drag you out into open water and wind conditions are quite stable if you compare them with other kitesurf spots across Portugal and southern Europe.
When the wind is coming from North-West, it’s immediately from the ocean so it has the minimum amount of gusts.

Dangers

Since the wind direction is never towards the Ocean, the Obidos lagoon has no channel,
the water is shallow and the mouth of the lagoon is made of sand instead of rocks,
the only dangerous factors at this kitesurf spot are how responsible you are yourself and how carefull your fellow water sport enthusiasts are



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Water

Next to the lagoon lies the Atlantic Ocean. From the lagoon till Peniche are amazing kitesurf spots to enter the waves with your directional.
The water is rather cold most of the year (so be sure to pack a 4/3 wetsuit),
but for the experienced kiters that want to have some fun at a variety of kitesurf spots; waves are pretty much guaranteed here.

Wind

For those who want to kite in the Ocean we’d recommend to go in the summer. In summer (on average) the wind over the different kitesurf spots will be strongest in these months.
If the wind direction is north there will be a possibility to go downwind all the way to Peniche.
In case you don’t have transportation back; follow our promotions page since we will be planning some downwinders throughout the year.

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Wave

Dangers

When you want to kite on the different kitesurf spots at the Ocean,
we shouldn’t need to inform you too much about the dangers and risks, but for all that want some extra information about specific kitesurf spots,
please come by our lodge and we’d happily tell you about our experiences.

In case you’d like to read more about the region visit our region page

Important notice regarding COVID-19

Dear Visitor,

The worldwide corona crisis hits numerous people (in)directly around the world and the tourism sector is receiving a massive beating.

With the current safety measures we're not allowed to teach at the moment and we expect that we won't be able to provide holidays and kitesurf lessons during April either.

In our opinion the uncertainty is prohibiting us all from making concrete plans but even though all kinds of events are cancelled we're still planning an amazing summer for you.

At The Kitesurf Lodge we fully understand the gravity of the current situation and for this reason we made a few adjustments in our cancellation and deposit policy:

- You can do your booking with us without paying a deposit.
- After the crisis has passed or 14 days before your arrival we will be in contact to see if you'd like to continue with your holiday.

We hope that this will give you the reassurance that you can have your holiday if there is a possibility and if the crisis continues that you will be assured that there is no additional financial damage on top of all the hazard that is currently going on.

In case you have any doubts about planning your holiday, feel free to contact us and we're very willing to search for a suitable solution for you.

We hope to see you soon and wish you all the best and health!

Maus & Kaj

The Kitesurf Lodge

Internet: https://thekitesurflodge.com/
Tel: +31 636 166 117
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