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Windsurfing in Argentina

Argentina has a pair of finest wind-blown lakes favoured by keen windsurfers

Best time: November–March


The lovers of extreme watersports never get bored in Argentina—when winter surfing season is over on the ocean, the windsurfing time just begins. One of the most popular locations for this activity is the city of Bariloche located on the shore of a huge mountain lake Nahuel Huapi in picturesque Patagonia. It attracts fans of sailing and windsurfing from around the world and is also home to water competitions every summer.

In January and February, the best windsurfing professionals of our planet come here to take part in a windsurfing event knows as the “Bariloche Classic.” During summer, Bariloche attracts lots of fans of windsurfers due to its strong winds. Thanks to this the waves provide ideal conditions and different levels of difficulties for windsurfers. Windsurfing schools offer their services in training beginners, as well as all the necessary equipment for this activity.

Another place popular among windsurfers worldwide is the Cuesta del Viento’s Dam in Rodeo, the Province of San Juan. The distance between Bariloche and Rodeo is nearly 2,000 km. Thus, it might be somewhat troublesome to check out both of them, so choose what's closer—both are excellent.

Weather conditions in November–March are ideal for both locations. Outside of this season, the wind is not that consistent, and it's also too cold.

Practical info

When is the best time to go windsurfing in Argentina?

For the perfect weather conditions, the ideal time to go windsurfing in Argentina is between November to March. Bariloche and Rodeo can offer different levels of difficulties in windsurfing with their strong summer winds. The November to March period is highly recommended as the wind is not that consistent, plus it can be too cold outside of this timeframe. Show more

Where are the popular windsurfing locations in Argentina?

One of the most famous spots for windsurfing enthusiasts in Argentina is the city of Bariloche located on a mountain lake, Nahuel Huapi, in Patagonia. The location hosts annul windsurfing events like the “Bariloche Classic” and offers strong winds that lure windsurfers around the globe. The Cuesta del Viento’s Dam in Rodeo, San Juan, almost 2000 km away from Bariloche, is another popular windsurfing destination in the country. Show more

What is the wind consistency like in Argentina outside of the November-March period?

Windsurfers planning a trip to Argentina must know that outside of the November to March timeframe, the wind consistency is not ideal for windsurfing. It is too cold outside of the mentioned months, and the wind is also not that consistent. Experts suggest scheduling your windsurfing sessions in Argentina anytime between November and March for favorable weather conditions. Show more

Are there windsurfing schools available in Bariloche and Rodeo for beginners?

Windsurfing schools in Bariloche and Rodeo cater to beginners and offer necessary equipment and expert trainers for convenient windsurfing sessions. Beginner windsurfers can learn from the skilled trainers provided by these schools about windsurfing techniques. Training sessions will equip beginners with adequate knowledge to enjoy windsurfing sessions in the waters of Patagonia. Show more

What is the “Bariloche Classic'' windsurfing event?

The “Bariloche Classic'' is an esteemed annual competition that takes place every summer in Bariloche. The event draws windsurfers and sailing enthusiasts from all around the world to witness the best professionals compete against each other. The classic is an excellent opportunity to learn and be introduced to new and advanced windsurfing techniques. Show more

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