- ABOUT THE SPOT
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!