Esposende Lagoon (Rio Cávado)

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What to expect at kitespot Esposende Lagoon?

In Portugal a 30 minute drive from Porto you’ll find kitesurf spot Esposende Lagoon with nice flat water. In other words, it’s a very good place to start kitesurfing or get you tricks up.

Thermal wind

During summer the wind is mostly coming from the NW. Therefore locals call it “Nortada” and it’s a thermic wind. It picks up around 12 pm and varies between 15-30 knots. The thermic effect increases when the difference between water temperature and land temperature is picking up.


When riding keep a safe distance of boats.


Park your car nearby Kookproof Activity Center. This kiteshop and school arranges a shuttle boat to the spot (every 30 min from 11am to 7pm) and you can get lessons or gear too. Check google directions. Don’t you want a shuttle boat? Then be prepared for a 2 km walk.

No wind options

If kitesurfing is not enough for you, go wakeboarding at Furia. It’s a 1 hour drive from Esposende kitesurf lagoon.

When there is not enough wind in Esposende check out kitesurf spot Viana Do Castelo.

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