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 Sestroretsk, Saint Petersburg, Federal city of Saint Petersburg Russia
Due to the position of St. Petersburg on the Finnish Bay, it is known for its big water sport action. Wind Surfing is a sport that is pretty popular there, attracting all kind of wind surfers. One of the beaches that is great for wind surfing is Sestroretsk.
Its position in the city and the easy proximity make this spot a top wind surfing destination. The best day time to practice your favorite sport is morning, afternoon and also evening. With clean water quality, no tide dependency and no current, this place is good for wave, freestyle, freeride and long distance wind surfing.
The force of the wind is medium 16 – 25 knots/29.7 – 46.3 kph and it mainly blows from the west. The optimum form of the wind blows from the southwest and the best direction relative is side-onshore. The dangers at the site are only some visible hazards.
The beach is empty during the week and you only find crowd at weekends. So only a few windsurfers ride these waves, despite the cold. Sestroretsk is great for wind surfing lessons and practice, so if you live nearby or visit for holidays, just give it a shot!!!
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