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Wind- and Kitesurfing

Catching a good wind is easy if you know where and when to go


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Starting from June, kiters and surfers get together at Lake Achensee in Tyrol. This lake is the biggest here thus it is sometimes called the Tyrolean Sea. The maximum depth is 133 m. Located between the Karwendel mountain range and the Brandenberg Alps, in summer, this lake is characterised by a “thermic wall." This is a very strong breeze that comes from the north around 2 p.m.

Along the lakeshore, you can find numerous surf and sailing clubs. They have all the needed equipment for rental and also organise regattas. In Tyrol, you can also practice kiting and surfing on the artificial lake Durlas Boden Speicher. It is located in the Zillertal valley at a height of 1400 m. It is perfect for beginners and advanced surfers. There you can also find a surf and sailing school.

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