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Kitesurfing at Lac de Neuchâtel

Hello everyone!

For long I have been trying to find a place close to Bern where people were kitesurfing and I found at Neuchâtel.

Does anyone do this sport? Knows who do it? I am looking for schools there, to learn it :-)

What I could find was: http://www.swisskite.ch

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Re: Kitesurfing at Lac de Neuchâtel

Hi Solum,

Welcome to the site. I have been Kitesurfing for several years now, although not so much in the last couple of years.

Unfortuantely I have not yet done it in Switzerland, I would like to try and get out but living in Zurich I think I am a couple of hours drive to the nearest lake to do it, and with no car at the moment I dont fancy lugging all the kit by train.

Also I dont fancy kiting in lakes, I imagine that it can be fairly gusty as nearly all the lakes are surrounded by mountains. Unless you are on a huge stretch of water like Lake Garda this is going to interfere.

If you are a beginner and want to get a good taster and lessons then get stuck in by booking a 2 week Holiday to Egypt Red Sea, resorts like Hurghada, El Gouna, Moon Beach, offer shallow warm water in lagoons where each day it blows constantly between force 4-6.

Crack the sport there, then perhaps try the gustly deep, cold water lakes. I would defiantely go down to the lake though and check it out and see if there is a school.

I think I am going to do some wake boarding on Zurich lake instead, asi ts illegal to Kite.

Another place to check out in Europe which is the Kitesurf mecca is Tarifa Spain, but dont go there until you can hold your own, it can be well windy and there is not the safety of shallows waters, with a man in a boat watching you as there is in Egypt.

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Re: Kitesurfing at Lac de Neuchâtel

Hi guys, fresh from another knee reconstruction, Im nearly ready to go again. I also fancy wakeboarding, would love to come along!!

Keep me informed please? I also shuder at the thought of kitesurfing on a lake, I was dangerous enough in the ocean..............
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Old 18.06.2009, 15:58
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Re: Kitesurfing at Lac de Neuchâtel

Silvaplana has a kite school and probably the most consistent wind you'll find anywhere in Switzerland.

The down side is there are hundreds of other puppet surfers teabagging around up there on any given day.
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Re: Kitesurfing at Lac de Neuchâtel

Hey guys!

Thanks for the replies.
I met a girl once that was kitesurfing at the Lac de Neuchatel, and apparently a lot of people go there for the same thing.

I am planning to go there next weekend to try to find people and ask.
I've heard about Lake Silvaplana, so I could go there also and take a look.

About the kitesurfing camp in Egypt... wow! that would be awesome. But I don't have anymore holidays this year

But in September I go to Brazil; I suppose there are awesome spots over there, huh?

Cheers!
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Re: Kitesurfing at Lac de Neuchâtel

Hi, i'm coming to Berne next month and want to kitesurf in Neuchatel for just one day - any information on where to go, if its possible to hire equipment, how to get there etc would be hugely appreciated.

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Re: Kitesurfing at Lac de Neuchâtel

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Hi, i'm coming to Berne next month and want to kitesurf in Neuchatel for just one day - any information on where to go, if its possible to hire equipment, how to get there etc would be hugely appreciated.

thanks

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Here you go. St. Blaise is the place to go and yes they do hire material also.
http://wannakitesurf.com/spot/Europe.../Saint_Blaise/
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Re: Kitesurfing at Lac de Neuchâtel

Hey all,

I just arrived in switzerland and not yet familiar with the Swiss kitesurfing spots. Im hearing Silvaplana is a good one, but dont mind trying other lakes, gusty winds, cliffs, etc, if anyone is up for a laugh?

Does enyone have a list of which lakes are alowed and which not, same for snowkiting spots?

If you are in the Zurich area, please message me and will try to organise a group of 2-4 people, so we can go kitesurfing/snowkiting. No worries if you are a beginner, we will look after you...

In any case it will be great to meet fellow kitesurfers over a beer and talk stories.

Thanks!
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