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Obidos and Foz


Obidos and Foz

kitesurf features
1-2m waves
2m+ waves
launch space 20m+
kite-in kite-out accomodation
destination ratings
nightlife 3/5
beginner friendly 5/5
family friendly 3/5
flat water 5/5
not crowded 4/5
other activities 4/5
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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 Obidos and Foz. For the best kitesurf holidays, we recommend staying within walking distance of the main kitespot when possible.

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Kite schools & shops

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2 hr private: €120
15 hr private: €690
Solid Kitesurf
1 hr Advanced course: €40
2 hr discovery course: €80
The Kitesurf Lodge
1 hr private: €65
15 hr semi private: €450
Escola de Vela da Lagoa
2hr private: €90
daily rental: €100


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Destination info

Contributor content provided by Francois Berck from Kite Control Portugal

Destination Overview: Obidos and Foz do Arelho are home to incredible beaches and a rugged landscape that set the stage for an epic kitesurf holidays out in nature. Walk around the lagoon or above the cliffs to watch "golden hour" sunset; it's is a priceless experience sure to light up any Instagram feed.

The kitesurf lagoon at Obidos is quite large with ample riding, this kitespot is a solid 5/5 for beginners and flat water. The windy season is in the summer. However, note that in the summer, the front section of the lagoon is restricted, and kiters must stick to the back.

If you're looking for a well-rounded activity trip, there is an endless number of surf spots for different levels, mountain bike trails, paragliding take-offs, and running trails. Obidos and Foz are a paradise for outdoor activities lovers!

Best beginner kitespot: Most of the lagoon is super beginner-friendly.

Best flat water kitespot: Obidos lagoon, south side.

Best wave kitespot: A 25min drive gets you to Peniche where world-class surf awaits. Alternatively, there's decent wave riding where the lagoon meets the ocean.

Notable downwinders: It's possible to do a downwinder from Obidos lagoon towards Baleal, but this is reserved for advanced kiteboarders only as the surf can be substantial!

Significant wind patterns: The "Nortada" north-west wind kicks in from around April through October and summer thermals can reinforce the effect.

After-kite food & drink recommendations: N'Aldeia restaurant for before and after kite food! And Baleal (Danau bar) to have drinks at night.

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Local intel by Kite Control Portugal
Our kitesurfing school is located on a spot that boasts epic conditions for novices learning to kitesurf, while the ocean on the other side of the estuary offers perfectly peeling waves for surfing. Take your pick!

Wind forecast

Current wind and weather forecast at Obidos and Foz. 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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