Wakeboarding in Lac de Monteynard, Grenoble, Rhone-Alpes France

Surface area:
6.6 km² / 2.5 mi²
Maximum depth / Surface elevation:
115 m (377 ft) / 630 m (2066 ft)
Best time to visit:
May to September
Average wind direction / speed:
NNW,NNE,ESE,SSE / 5 knots (5.8 mph)
Average temperature:
12-22°C /53.6-71.6°F
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 1961 after the built of a 145 m / 476 ft dam. The reservoir is up to 10 km / 6.3 mi long and in some places it 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.

Wake-boarding is one of the water sports that is very popular at the lake. The wake-boarding spot is located within 30 minutes in the south of Grenoble, in Lac de Monteynard, with exceptional turquoise waters. The banks are shaded areas where picnics and barbeques are usually taking place. You can enjoy an idyllic weekend or holiday period in a natural setting along with practicing wake-boarding.

On the left side, at about 200 m / 656 ft away from the camping gateways, there is the perfect spot to wakeboard. Whether you are a beginner or a pro, there are experts to help you regardless your age. You will get the joy of tasting the pleasures of wakeboarding with a boat of 270 horsepower.

You will be thrilled by this powerful traction, whose modalities can be adjusted according to your level of ability. If you are a pro, you can test the new model of an inclined ramp that continues straight as well as of a course slalom. You can also have the chance, if you wish, to participate in competitions organized by the local league and the club.

Weather conditions in their optimum form will definitely help you and bring your experience to a totally new level.  The best wind is blowing from the NNW, NNE, ESE, SSE with an average speed of 5 knots/9.2 kph, but when the thermal breaths in the axis of the lake between 12.00 and 18.00 hours, it can reach at 18 knots/33.3 kph.

The average temperature ideally fluctuates between 12-22°C /53.6-71.6°F. You always feel the heat of adrenaline though. Why waiting, just bring your positive energy and throw yourself into the waves!