Popular Kite Spot Silvaplana – Silvaplanersee

Silvaplana – Silvaplanersee

Silvaplana • Switzerland Switzerland
88
windy days
/ year
Water type
lake, snow
Beach type
grass, mud, mix
Crowd
medium, crowded
Rider level
all
Tide dependent
Waves
none, choppy

Overview

It all started here, at Silvaplanersee! This is the lake that pioneered the what we know as kitesurfing! Silvaplanaersee it’s a very scenic lake at 1800 m above sea level surrounded by the mountains and it offers perfect kite conditions. As for the altitude (and reduced air density), you will need a bigger kite than kiting at the seaside.
The place is well known, the beach can get busy during high season, but the lake is big – just be careful at the beach, once you’re in the water there is a lot of space. The place also offers everything, from hot showers to bar, camp, and restaurants. One part of the lake is dedicated to kitesurfers another to windsurfers.

Great place for snowkiting in winter.

Wind

Maloja wind starts every day just before noon – 10-20 knts. It’s thermal and very stable wind. Wind is better than what statistic says (ie. it’s a thermal wind).

Oct-May: around 50% windy days.
Jun-Sep: around 80% windy days.

It is your responsability to check whether kitesurfing is allowed at the spot; you might need a 'special permit' or membership from a local kite organization, etc. Local rules can change. Respect others - kiters or not; kite safely and enjoy the wind!

Facilities

  • School
  • Gear rental
  • Repair
  • Kiteshop
  • Restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Showers
  • Bar
  • Supermarket
  • Accommodation
  • Campground
  • Camper friendly

Wind Stats

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
  • humm
  • humm
  • humm
  • humm
  • humm
  • ok
  • ok
  • ok
  • humm
  • humm
  • humm
  • humm
  • Windy days*:
  • 9
  • 9
  • 8
  • 8
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6
  • 4
  • 5
  • 7
  • 8
  • 12
  • Wind Direction:
  • wind 22º
  • wind 22º
  • wind 22º
  • wind 202º
  • wind 225º
  • wind 225º
  • wind 202º
  • wind 202º
  • wind 202º
  • wind 225º
  • wind 22º
  • wind 22º
  • Av. Wind Speed (knts):
  • 7
  • 7
  • 9
  • 9
  • 10
  • 10
  • 11
  • 11
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • Kite Season:
  • low
  • low
  • low
  • low
  • med
  • high
  • high
  • high
  • med
  • low
  • low
  • low
  • Av. Temperature:
  • -5
  • -6
  • -3
  • 1
  • 7
  • 11
  • 13
  • 13
  • 10
  • 6
  • -1
  • -4

* with min. 4 bft (12 knt) wind, without thermal wind stats

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