Lac de Monteynard-Avignonet is an artificial water reservoir, serving the Électricité de France power station of Drac Station. The reservoir is bounded by the canyons of Ebron and Drac and belongs to the Isère department. It was created in 1961 after the built of a 145 m/476 ft dam. The reservoir is up to 10 km/6.3 mi long and in some places it reaches at 300 m/984 ft wide. On the lake, it is often windy and wavy, something that makes it one of the best places to practice water sports.
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Kiteboarding / Kitesurfing in Orient Bay, French Collectivity of St Martin, Sint Maarten Netherlands Antilles
If you crave for active vacations, Saint Martin is the island that you should absolutely visit. Many water-sports are being performed at Orient Bay. Orient Bay is situated in the eastern coast of St. Martin. The long white sandy beach and the exotic landscape around Orient Bay is really breathtaking, no wonder why the spot is commonly known as ”the Pearl of the Caribbean Sea”. Kite-surfing followers couldn’t imagine a more seducing spot to add in their ”must-visit” list.
St. Martin has a tropical climate, so the temperature is good all year round, reaching up to 26.7°C/80°F. Weather conditions become pretty unstable during the hurricane period, lasting from June to November. The rainfall is a usual phenomenon during these months but its duration is short. The wind direction is East and North-East. The wind-force averages at 13 knots/24 kph during all year.
Orient Bay is a kite-surfing spot, suitable for surfers of any level of ability. There are many schools where you can choose the package of lessons that fits best to your needs. Inexperienced kite-surfers usually take their first lessons in the lagoon where waters are flat while advanced kite-surfers enjoy the waves outside. In any case, qualified instructors will assist you in taking you to the next level of your performance.
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