La Rochelle is the capital of the Charente – Maritime department. It is a port city connected to the Île de Ré with a 2.9 km / 1.8 mi long bridge that was completed on May 19th, 1988. The harbor opens to a protected strait, the Pertuis d'Antioche. La Rochelle is situated in western France and is seaport on the Bay of Biscay which is a part of the Atlantic Ocean.
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Wind Surfing in Sintra, Lisbon, Lisbon and Coast Portugal
Sintra is dominated by precipitous mountains and fascinating forests. Moorish castle and Pena palace are one of the reason to visit Sintra. Lying at the foot of the Sintra hills and hearing the call of the Atlantic waves, it’s fascinating. Sintra has beautiful beaches. Some of these are difficult to attain, due to the scarps surrounding them. Some of the beaches are well known by windsurfers.
One of them is Cascais Guincho beach, part of the Sintra Cascais Natural Park. International contests and championships take place there. The clear water and the beach break waves are ideal for windsurfing. During summer time, strong northern winds making this beach the right place for adrenaline explosion. The winds start to blow from May to October. Water temperatures average is between 13-19 °C/55.4-66.2 °F, and 17-19 °C/62.6-66.2 °F in the summer months.
There are windsurf schools near the spot, available for all kind of windsurfers. In Sintra there are many other activities, like musical events, bar and restaurants and lots of accommodation.