Kiteboarding / Kitesurfing in Vilamoura, Faro, Algarve Portugal

Maximum swell size:
6-10 ft (2-3 m)
Vilamoura lies on the Algarve coast, specifically located in the municipality of Loule in the Algarve. It is approximately 24.5km/15mi from Faro, the southernmost city in Portugal. It is the largest tourist group in Europe and well known for its opulence. There are art galleries, museum such as Cerro da Vila and roman ruins. You can also come close to the nature and the lushness of deep forest with pine trees.

The beach of Vilamoura is long and sandy and really clean. Because of the weather and the good climate, Vilamoura has the right conditions for kiteboarding. The east and southwest winds and the flat chop waves give you the opportunity to feel the adrenaline, while you are seduced by the mystery of the Atlantic ocean.

In summer there are waves with swell size from 1.5 to 4 ft (0.5- 1.3 m) and the wind blows offshore at 4%. The temperature in summer is around at 28°C/82.40°F. In autumn the waves swell size is from 1.5-4 ft (0.5-1.3 m) to 6.5-10 ft (2-3 m), and the wind blows offshore at 6%. In winter the wave swell size is at 6.5-10 ft (2-3 m), but sometimes there are waves with swell size more than 10 ft (>3 m). The wind blows offshore at 5% and the temperature is around 15°C/59°F. During spring the wave swell size is at 1.5-4 ft (0.5-1.3 m) and the wind blows offshore at 8%.

The 2012 Kiteboarding Course Racing Iberian Championship took place in Vilamoura beach and organized by the CIMAV (Club International de Marina de Vilamoura). Kiteboarders from Spain and Portugal battled in an amazing race. In Vilamoura, there are experts in kiteboarding, so there is no need to worry, if you lack experience. The right persons in the right place will assist you to get the required skills.

In Vilamoura, there are also other activities that you can enjoy in your spare time and lots of accommodation options.