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Kiteboarding / Kitesurfing in Vilamoura, Faro, Algarve Portugal
Kite-surfing has been described as the combination of surfing, windsurfing, wake-boarding, paragliding and gymnastics, all these into one extreme sport. So, if you want a breathtaking experience of kite-surfing, you should visit Vilamoura. The beach of Vilamoura is long and sandy and really clean. A jetty protects this less crowded beach. Because of the weather and the good climate, Vilamoura offers the right conditions for kite-surfing.
In summers there are waves with swell size from 1.5 to 4 ft (0.5- 1.3 m) and the wind blows offshore at 4%. The temperature in summer is at around 28°C/82.40°F. In autumn the waves swell size is from 1.5-4 ft (0.5-1.3 m) to 6.5-10 ft (2-3 m), and the wind blows offshore at 6%. In winter the wave swell size is between 6.5-10 ft (2-3 m), but sometimes there are waves with swell size more than 10 ft (>3 m).
The wind blows offshore at 5% and the temperature is around 15°C/59°F. In spring the wave swell size is 1.5-4 ft (0.5-1.3 m) and the wind blows offshore at 8%. The beach is appropriate for all kind of kite-surfers. There are kite-surfing schools that can give you the opportunity to feel the adrenaline and the beauty of the Atlantic ocean.
Vilamoura provides lots of accommodation and other leisure activities you can enjoy in your spare time.