Destination

Klaipeda

Lithuania, Europe

It gets Very Strong winds Either direction From $20/day
Updated:30 June 2020

Kitesurf Season

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Destination Summary

Klaipeda

The destination contains of two different kind of waters. On one side you have Baltic sea, which can get really wavy and rough, on the other side you have a massive flat (or bit choppy) water lagoon called Curonian Lagoon. There are loads of really cozy spots and the water is very shallow in most of the lagoon. Summer time is the best time to visit for holiday, but Spring, Autumn and Winter is the time of big storms. It's not uncommon to get winds 40+ knots, sometimes reaching even 60 knots (not that common). Wind direction varies, so sometimes you get perfect kickers in the sea, sometimes you get 5m messy waves trying to kill you (actually they won't as those are super soft waves and don't have as much energy as the ones from the ocean). For best season you need a warm wetsuit. We ride 5/4 or 6/5 wetsuits with gloves, hoods and shoes in winter, but summer gets proper warm and you can ride fine with 2mm wetsuit of even board shorts. I'd say the average 25+knts winds in each season are: Winter 40-60 days (from 90), spring 30-45, summer 10-20, autumn 45-65 days (water temperature is still quite warm up till November). The biggest advantage (for me) of kiting in the lagoon is that the entrance is a nicely cut lawn and you don't get your kite dirty even if it rains. Taking about rain - it's not uncommon to kite in the rain and it's freaking awesome :)

Kite Info

Kite shop

Has a Kite Shop

Kite spots

Svencele; Dreverna; Melnrage; Ventes ragas; Akinys; Giruliai; Nida; Pervalka; Juodkrante; Kintai

Best months

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

Dominant boosting direction

Either direction

Wind Strength, Consistency, Wind Quality, Density

It gets Very Strong (Up to 40 knots) It's windy Almost every day Pretty steady Cold wind

Water temp

Cold (You need a wetsuit)

Water conditions

Flat, Choppy, Waves

Local riders

Gabby Pioraite; Danulis; Mangis; Ignas Drevinskas; Aleksandras Kočetkovas

Crowd factor

Some waters users around

Woo Record

22.4 by Ignas Drevinskas

Travel and life info

How easy is it to get there?

Easy to visit (< 2 hours from airport)

How do you get there?

Fly to Palanga airport; and you are almost there. Fly to Vilnius or Kaunas; rent a car; get across the country (~300km or ~200km respectively) and you are in the destination. You can get to the sea spots on buses; but very little pu

Daily cost

Affordable ($20-50 /day)

Party Destination

Not a party destination

Do you need a car?

Yes

Family friendly?

Yes

Other fun and activities

Party
wakeboarding
camping
boat riding

How easy is it to find cuddle company?

Heaven

Internet Connectivity

Good (video calls and streaming)

Development

Medium development (some accommodations; hotels; health services or shops)

Thanks to Danulis for submiting the destination

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