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Kiteboarding / Kitesurfing in Yvonand Beach, Lausanne, Switzerland
In the vicinity of Lausanne, there are a lot of spots where extreme sports can be performed. One of them is Yvonand Beach where kite-surfing is getting particularly popular among enthusiasts of adrenaline. The beach is on a lake in the city with instant access, about 5 minutes from the city center. It is very easy to find and is accessible to the public.The spot quality is standard and anyone can practice kite-surfing here.
The wind is good for kite-surfing and with the proper waves, you can freestyle, free-ride bump and jump. Type of the wind is venturi and the force is medium at about 16-25 knots/18.4-28.8 mph. The main direction the wind blows is also the best direction and it comes from the northeast. The best relative direction is side – onshore.
It’s not windy everyday even in the best season, so you should check forecast bulletin daily, if you want to kitesurf there. The water quality is clean and there are no currents. The bottom of the lake is sandy with rocks and there is no tide dependency. Best time to visit is from August to October.
Bear in mind that it is a very popular beach so it is crowded every day. It is a great spot to visit if you live in Switzerland or if you are just passing by. Kite-surfing can become a memorable experience, if you get lucky with the wind.
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