The kitesurf lagoon Ria do Alvor, located between Lagos and Alvor offers great conditions to learn and practice kitesurfing for beginners – experienced kiteboarders can just as well pursue their self-defined learning goals in an individual kite course. The southern region of Portugal is characterised by the strong Portuguese Nortada wind. The wind is funnelled in between Lagos and the Serra de Monchique and reaches our kitespot, the Ria do Alvor with an average of 20 knots, making it one of the best kitespots of Portugal. The shallow and warm water invites you to practice easily and safe your first kite rides, but crazy handle-passing, kite-looping moves can be trained as well in the lagoon.
Depending on the tides, the knee- to waist high water with pleasant temperatures makes it easy to learn and practice kitesurfing! Especially beginners, but also advanced kiteboarders appreciate the kite conditions at the Ria do Alvor at the end of the Meia Praia beach. This is due to the fact that sand banks, spread around the lagoon, make the kite area a safe and easy-learning place for kitesurfing at the Algarve.