Lac de Monteynard-Avignonet is an artificial water reservoir serving the Électricité de France power station of Drac Station. The reservoir is bounded by the canyons of Ebron and Drac and belongs to the Isère department. It was created in 1961after the built of a 145 m / 476 ft high dam. The reservoir is up to 10 km / 6.3 mi long and in some places reaches at 300 m / 984 ft wide. On the lake, it is often windy and wavy, something that makes it one of the best places to practice water sports.
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Wind Surfing in Orient Bay, French Collectivity of St Martin, Sint Maarten Netherlands Antilles
Orient Bay is located in the eastern coast of St. Martin and considered to be as ”the best beach of the Caribbean Sea”. Many reasons justify this title such as the white sandy beach, the crystal clean waters and generally the surrounding exotic setting of the beach. Orient Bay is where many water-sports are being performed. Many wind surfers visit this beautiful beach that is also known as ”the Pearl of the Caribbean”. The average wind speed is at 13 knots/24 kph all year round, while its direction is East and North-East.
Lying in the Caribbean Sea, the island hosts a tropical climate, thus meaning that temperature levels do not differentiate significantly both in winter and summer months. The temperature averages at 26.7°C/80°F while the waters is about 2 points less. Unfortunately the only period that may change your wind surfing plans is the hurricane period. It lasts from June to November, making weather conditions quite unstable. However, weather conditions are not so extreme but temporal rainfalls are usual.
Whether you are an expert or a beginner, you should definately include this spot in your ”must-visit” list. There are many wind surfing schools on the spot and experienced instructors who will give you the appropriate advices.
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