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.
- ABOUT THE SPOT
Wind Surfing in South Beach, Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia Germany
At just 20 minutes from downtown of Düsseldorf, at the South Beach of the Unterbracher South Lake, this is the perfect spot for Wind Surfing. The beach is fun, sandy and offers a cozy sun terrace which will make you forget that you are in the outskirts of the city. The lake is 2.5 km / 1.9 mi long with excellent water quality.
Dominant wind at the site is coming from the southeast and west-southwest. Average wind speed is at about 4 knots (7.5 kph), while average air temperature is in winter/fall at 4°C/39.2°F and in spring/summer at 17°C/62.6°F. The beach is very crowded especially in summer months with many swimmers and wind surfers as well as other sea sports enthusiasts.
On the beach and around, you find shops and surfing schools to help you out if you are a novice. There is nothing better to do in a hot summer day or any other day of the year than visiting South Beach! Come and enjoy the water and the sun!