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kitesurf features
launch space 20m+
kite-in kite-out accomodation
1-2m waves
2m+ waves
destination ratings
nightlife 5/5
beginner friendly 4/5
family friendly 4/5
flat water 5/5
not crowded 2/5
other activities 5/5
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cost rating
breakfast + bed + dinner
wifi at the destination
# of restaurants in the area

season overview

foil wind is more than 8 kts
wind for big kites is more than 12 kts
freeride wind is more than 17 kts
big air wind is more than 22 kts
air temperature
water temperature

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New! The room map includes both airbnb and hotel options in Algarve. For the best kitesurf holidays, we recommend staying within walking distance of the main kitespot when possible.

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Destination info

Contributor content provided by Kestusis Adomaitis at EAKite Lagos

Destination Overview: Lagos is a great family destination with many activities like Kayaking, SUP, boat tours, and more. One of the most popular tourist destinations in Portugal, the broader Algarve region has an abundance of attractions. Whether you’re looking for architecture, culture, beaches, or nightlife, Lagos has something for everyone!

Kitespot(s) Overview: Lagoon Ria de Alvor has a big shallow area to practice, and strong North West winds all summer.

Other activities & things to do: Surfing, stand up paddleboarding, kayaking, and wakeboarding are all very popular. Or sit back, relax, and catch a golden hour sunset on one of the many magnificent beaches!

Best beginner & flat water spot(s) in the area: Ria de Alvor, one of the best beginner kitespots in the world.

Best wave spot(s) in the area: Praia de Bordeira.

Significant wind patterns: Thermal winds on the west coast.

After-kite drinks or other notable bars & restaurants: Adega de Marina to eat Portuguese food and Whites bar in Lagos for a night out!

Local intel by Kestutis Adomaitis
Learn kitesurfing with a professional team in a beginner-friendly and shallow lagoon. We make sure you will have the best time with us! Get in touch and find out what we have to offer!

Wind forecast

Current wind and weather forecast at Algarve. To see best months to kite foil, freeride kiteboard, and for big air, see “season overview” at top. You may have to slide map up to see kitespot.

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