Wind Surfing in Plage du Reposoir, Geneva,
Best wind direction:
Average wind speed:
16-25 knots/18.4-28.8 mph
Best time to visit:
September to November
Geneva is the capital city of the Republic and Canton of Geneva. It is the second most populous city in Switzerland and the most populous city of Romandy, which is the French speaking part of Switzerland. Geneva is situated where Rhone exits Lake Geneva. It is a global city, a worldwide center for diplomacy, a financial center and the home-base of numerous international organizations.
One very popular water sport, performed in Plague du Reposoir near Geneva, is wind surfing. The lake is perfect for windsurfing. The beautiful beach meets the magnificent lake, giving in the ideal windsurfing spot. It is very easy to find the beach as it is just at a couple of minutes outside Geneva on your way to Lausanne.
Parking is easy at a restaurant lot, if you visit the lake all year round, except summer months. Then parking can become an issue for any local or visitor. The wind ideally blows from the northeast with a speed of 16 to 25 knots/18.4-28.8 mph, something that allows freestyle, free-ride, bump and jump as wind surfing styles.
Generally, the lake has little wind so it is best to check out the forecast beforehand, if you plan to visit the spot. Better wind conditions are observed in the evenings though, so why not trying a nocturne session. The best direction relative of the wind is side-onshore. The beach is very crowded in the weekends and not so much in week days, so you should be extra careful of other water crafts.
The water quality is clean with no currents, deep with no tide dependency. Best time to visit is from September to November. In general, it is a good place to practice wind surfing so if you find yourself in the area, you should definitely try it.
How to Get to Destination
98.1 miles/159 km, 1 hour 43 minutes
Head south on Bundesplatz to Kochergasse, turn right to stay on Bundesplatz, continue to Bundesgasse, continue to Effingerstrasse, food right at Belpstrasse / Route 12, turn left into Laupenstrasse / Route 1, continue to follow the Route 1, take the exit towards Lausanne / Fribourg, follow the signs for E25/A1/Lausanne/Bern-Bethlehem/Genève/Neuchâtel and enter the A1/E25 (Road with controlled toll) Keep left, follow signs for E62/Exit 18/Genève/Lausanne-Crissier/Lausanne-Sud, keep right, follow signs for Genève, continue to A1a (signs for Evian) take exit 2-Genève-lac to enter Route 1, (Road with controlled toll) turn left into the Av. de France, continue along Quai Wilson, continue along Quai du Mont-Blanc, turn left at the Pont du Mont-Blanc, slight left at Quai du Général-Guisan, turn right onto Bd Helvétique, turn right onto Bd des Philosophes, turn right at the rond-point de Plainpalais, turn right onto Bd Georges-Favon.
165.1 miles/267 km, 2 hours 48 minutes
Head west on Werftsteg to Europaplatz, turn left into Europaplatz, turn right to stay on Europaplatz, slight right to Frohburgstrasse / Route 9, turn right at Robert-Zund-Strasse/Route 9, continue to follow the Route 9, turn left into Bahnhofplatz/N8/Route 2/Route 9, continue to follow the Bahnhofplatz/N8/Route2, slight right to Pilatusstrasse / Route 2, turn right at Obergrundstrasse, turn left into Hirschengraben / Route 2, slight right to Hallwilerweg / Route 2, continue to follow the Route 2, take the exit to Basel / Bern / Zürich / Emmen, join the A2, enter the A1/A2, keep left, follow signs for E25/Lausanne/Bern/Biel/Oensingen, at junction 37-Wankdorf, stay right and follow the signs for E25/E27/A1 to Genève / Lausanne / Fribourg / Neuchâtel / Bern-Neufeld, continue to follow the A1/E25, keep left, follow signs for E62/Exit 18/Genève/Lausanne-Crissier/Lausanne-Sud, keep right, follow signs for Genève, continue to A1a (signs for Evian) take exit 2-Genève-lac to enter Route 1 (Road with controlled toll) turn left into the Av. de France, continue along Quai Wilson, continue along Quai du Mont-Blanc, turn left at the Pont du Mont-Blanc, slight left at Quai du Général-Guisan, turn right onto Bd Helvétique, turn right onto Bd des Philosophes, turn right at the rond-point de Plainpalais, turn right onto Bd Georges-Favon.
Geneva Internationa Airport,
4.1 miles/7.4 km
Take a train from anywhere in Switzerland and disembark at Geneva central station.
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