The island of Saint Martin is a popular destination for those people who love water-sports. It is situated in the northeastern Caribbean Sea. Saint Martin belongs to the group of Leeward Islands in the West Indies. In 1648, this small island was divided into two nations, France and the Kingdom of the Netherlands. St. Martin is the north French part of the island with Marigot as its main capital. Collectively, the two territories are known as "St-Martin / St Maarten". Mont Vernon is in the eastern French part of the island.
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Kiteboarding / Kitesurfing in Saint Blaise, Bern, Switzerland
Given this geographical setting, Bern is also popular for its big sporting activity in and around its metropolitan area. Saint Blaise, a beach in the Lac de Neuchâtel, lies near Bern. In Saint Blaise, a very popular sport among others is kite-surfing. The beach is almost within the city’s limits, in a short distance of about 5 minutes from the center. It is very easy to find and has public access.
The spot quality is great and is good for intermediate kite-surfers. The wind’s direction and speed allow for freestyle as a kite-surfing style. The optimum wind direction blows from northeast and southwest with an average speed of 3 beaufort. Average air temperature is 6 – 18°C/42.8- 64.4°F depending the season.
The water quality is crystal clear and the bottom of the lake is rocky. There is no tide dependency on the spot.Best time to practice kite-surfing is in afternoon but you should be extra careful of other water crafts. It is not a very crowded beach.
Only few surfers are around, so the spot is all yours to enjoy! If you find yourself in Bern, don’t miss the opportunity to kite-surf in this beautiful lake!
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