Consider a today city of Albufeira as a place for kitesurfing.
Everyone knows Albufeira as a warm place, rich in nightlife and torn off tourists in south of Portugal in Algarve region. Let’s try to consider it as a place for outdoor activities (kitesurfing, surfing)
Kitesurfing Albufeira: Data and statistics on wind show that in winter likelihood of wind is more than in summer season.
Wind direction in summer is north, north-west, which starts around 15:00 and is 12-17 knots, but with this direction of wind it is almost impossible to engage in kitesurfing, as direction of wind off shore is very gusty.
Some days wind comes from southern direction, to coast in form of a sea breeze on large sizes of kites. In Albufeira, winter direction of wind is more favorable for kitesurfing south, west, east.
Good conditions for kitesurfing with constant wind and smooth, warm water in summer are the city of Lagos, 40 km. (20 minutes by car) from a city of Albufeira, where you can ride a kite lagoon and only there, as on rest of coast the wind blows offshore 15-25 knots, and location of lagoon allows you to use wind to ride on a kite.
Surfing in Albufeira: Few people know about surfing in Albufeira since wave there is a rather rare event, basically everyone heard about surfing in center of Portugal «Peniche» and the south on south-west coast in area Aljezur (Algarve).
All surfing schools take their students in a minibus loaded on roof with surf boards to southwest coast from Cape Sagres to city of Aljezur. In time it is about 40 minutes on the road.
If you plan to learn and rent a kitesurfing or you need to look after you, you can contact us with questions by calling +351928024066 (WhatsApp)
|1 day (incl. 3 hours group lesson max. 4 students)||€100|
|5 days (incl. 15 hours group lesson max. 4 students)||€400|
|private lesson (incl. 2 hours with private instructor)||€140|
|half-private lesson (incl. 3 hours max. 2 students)||€135|
|1 day rental (kite, bar, board, wetsuit, harness)||€65|