Outer Banks, also known as OBX, is a 200 mi/322 km long string of narrow barrier islands of the coast of North Carolina. A small portion of it extends further in Virginia, at the beginning of the southern corner of Virginia Beach, on the east coast of the United States. It is a major tourist destination and known for its temperate climate.
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Wakeboarding in Interlaken, Bern-Mittelland, Switzerland
If you find yourself in Bern, don’t miss the opportunity to try wake-boarding at the nearby Interlaken. The wake-boarding takes place in Thun Lake (Thunsee). The lake is magnificent and very large as in its maximum length reaches at 17.5 km / 10.9 mi long and its width reaches at 3.5 km /2.3 mi and the surface is 48.3 m²/520 ft². There you will meet the perfect conditions for wake-boarding.
The space is plenty and pretty crowded so watch out for other wake-boarders or water skiers! The elevation on the lake surface reaches at 558 m /1831 ft and the water volume is 6.5 m²/70 ft². The wind comes on its best form from west-northwest, northwest and northeast and in its average speed is at about 4 knots/7.4 kph.
The air temperature ranges between the averages of 7-20°C /44.6-68°F, depending on the season. The average depth for the lake is at 136 m /446 ft and to a certain extent, it reaches its maximum depth at 217 m /712 ft.
Don’t worry about the equipment and if you are a novice wake-boarder because in the beach and around, you will find schools and shops with experienced staff to help you. If you are a wake-boarding enthusiast, it worth the trouble to visit Thun Lake.
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