Kiteboarding / Kitesurfing in Plage du Reposoir, Geneva,
Best wind direction:
16-25 knots/18.4-28.8 mph
Best time to visit:
September to November
Only in weekends
Styles of kitesurfing:
freestyle, freeride, bump and jump
Geneva is the capital city of the Republic and Canton of Geneva. It is the second most populous city in Switzerland and the most populous city of Romandy which is the French speaking part of Switzerland. Geneva is situated where Rhone river exits Lake Geneva. Geneva is an international destination, a worldwide center for diplomacy, a financial hub and the most important home base for numerous international organisations.
One of the lakes near Geneva, Plage du Reposoir is a great spot for kite-surfing. It is right outside the city only within a couple of minutes on your way to Lausanne. It is very easy to find and there is parking except from summer time when you will have to search a lot to find a parking space. Spot quality is good and the level of experience established.
Styles of kite-surfing that you can perform are freestyle, free-ride, bump and jump. The wind in its best form blows from the northeast with a speed of 16-25 knots/18.4-28.8 mph. Best relative direction is side – onshore. Generally, there is not much wind blowing and especially in autumn, you can get the wind howling down the lake while if blowing, it is great for evening sessions.
Water quality is clean, there are no currents and it is a deep lake with no tide dependency. On week days, it is not very crowded but on weekends is very crowded. You should be aware of other water crafts while kite-surfing. Best time to visit the spot is from September to November.
If you find yourself in Geneva, don’t miss the opportunity to try kite-surfing in Plage du Reposoir. It is an experience you will love!
How to Get to Destination
98.1 miles/159 km, 1 hour 43 minutes
Head south on Bundesplatz to Kochergasse, turn right to stay on Bundesplatz, continue to Bundesgasse, continue to Effingerstrasse, food right at Belpstrasse / Route 12, turn left into Laupenstrasse / Route 1, continue to follow the Route 1, take the exit towards Lausanne / Fribourg, follow the signs for E25/A1/Lausanne/Bern-Bethlehem/Genève/Neuchâtel and enter the A1/E25 (Road with controlled toll) Keep left, follow signs for E62/Exit 18/Genève/Lausanne-Crissier/Lausanne-Sud, keep right, follow signs for Genève, continue to A1a (signs for Evian) take exit 2-Genève-lac to enter Route 1, (Road with controlled toll) turn left into the Av. de France, continue along Quai Wilson, continue along Quai du Mont-Blanc, turn left at the Pont du Mont-Blanc, slight left at Quai du Général-Guisan, turn right onto Bd Helvétique, turn right onto Bd des Philosophes, turn right at the rond-point de Plainpalais, turn right onto Bd Georges-Favon.
165.1 miles/267 km, 2 hours 48 minutes
Head west on Werftsteg to Europaplatz, turn left into Europaplatz, turn right to stay on Europaplatz, slight right to Frohburgstrasse / Route 9, turn right at Robert-Zund-Strasse/Route 9, continue to follow the Route 9, turn left into Bahnhofplatz/N8/Route 2/Route 9, continue to follow the Bahnhofplatz/N8/Route2, slight right to Pilatusstrasse / Route 2, turn right at Obergrundstrasse, turn left into Hirschengraben / Route 2, slight right to Hallwilerweg / Route 2, continue to follow the Route 2, take the exit to Basel / Bern / Zürich / Emmen, join the A2, enter the A1/A2, keep left, follow signs for E25/Lausanne/Bern/Biel/Oensingen, at junction 37-Wankdorf, stay right and follow the signs for E25/E27/A1 to Genève / Lausanne / Fribourg / Neuchâtel / Bern-Neufeld, continue to follow the A1/E25, keep left, follow signs for E62/Exit 18/Genève/Lausanne-Crissier/Lausanne-Sud, keep right, follow signs for Genève, continue to A1a (signs for Evian) take exit 2-Genève-lac to enter Route 1 (Road with controlled toll) turn left into the Av. de France, continue along Quai Wilson, continue along Quai du Mont-Blanc, turn left at the Pont du Mont-Blanc, slight left at Quai du Général-Guisan, turn right onto Bd Helvétique, turn right onto Bd des Philosophes, turn right at the rond-point de Plainpalais, turn right onto Bd Georges-Favon.
Geneva Internationa Airport,
4.1 miles/7.4 km
Take a train from anywhere in Switzerland and disembark at Geneva central station.
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