Viana do Castelo

Portugal, Europe

It gets Strong winds Right forward From $20/day
Updated:29 April 2021

Kitesurf Season


Destination Summary

Viana do Castelo

Viana do Castelo is a great spot for every discipline and level of rider. At Cabedelo you have flat water and further south you have waves, good ones. There are kitesurfing and surfing centers rigth at the beach. Even tough the summer is quite warm, water is a bit on the cold side (~17ºC), a 4/3mm is recommended in the summer.
The wind is north, right riding to hit the kickers. The best wind is typically in the summer afternoons, with wind frequently going over 20 knots. In the summer you will have a high chance of getting wind in the afternoon, the winter is less frequent and more unpredictable.
The beach may be a bit crowded, but this is solved when the wind picks up or the tide is low and you have more space for setting up. On the flat water side there are usually more kiters and windsurfers, further south you will have plenty of space.
The all region is very rich in culture and good food, with a lot to do if the wind does not blow. Perfect for family and very safe.
Perfect for beginners and advanced riders.

Kite Info

Kite shop

Has a Kite Shop

Kite spots

Viana do Castelo; Esposende; Caminha

Best months

january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november, december

Dominant boosting direction

Right forward

Wind Strength, Consistency, Wind Quality, Density

It gets Strong (Up to 30 knots) It's windy Almost every day Pretty steady Warm and Cold wind

Water temp

Cold (You need a wetsuit)

Water conditions

Flat, Choppy, Waves

Local riders

Pedro Afonso

Crowd factor

Some waters users around

Woo Record

19.2 by Peter Nieuwenhuizen 🇳🇱 🇺🇸

Travel and life info

How easy is it to get there?

Easy to visit (< 2 hours from airport)

How do you get there?

Porto airport is quite close; there are trains and buses from Porto and Lisbon as well.

Daily cost

Affordable ($20-50 /day)

Party Destination


Do you need a car?


Family friendly?


Other fun and activities


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Internet Connectivity

Good (video calls and streaming)


Very High Development (crazy fast internet and somewhere to charge my Tesla)

Thanks to João Silva for submiting the destination

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