Go kiting to :
Lake Como - Colico

Chop Spot

Water: Dark - Clear

Beach: Grass

Level: beginner

Description of Lake Como - Colico (Italy)

The lake of Como in the north of Italy grants good kiting conditions from spring to autumn thanks to the thermal wind (Breva) and in summer to the occasional storms from the surrounding valleys to bring strong gusts down to the lake (Menaggino and Garzeno). Colico in the accessible public spot in the north of the lake and in summer is quite crowded but still grants good chances to have a great session. A lot of good local schools offer lift service to the lake center, where the wind is at its best.

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Spot characteristics

Spot Type


Rider Skill



Very Crowded

Beach Type


Water Quality

Dark - Clear

Tide Influence

Tide independent

Suggested Equipment

A wet suit in spring and autumn, occasionally shorty in summer, but is you are a chilly one, better stick with the full wet suit. Shoes can be useful, but not mandatory. (some soft weed branch on the bottom)


The spot is divided between windsurfers and kiters, respect the relative areas. The beach is grass but the entrance is made with pebbles, you might want to consider the use of shoes

Other info

The area has plenty of restaurants and places to find cheap or less cheap accomodation



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Closest City

Como, Lecco

How to get There

Drive all the way to the north of the lake of Como, on the east coast, coming from Lecco. Colico is one of the last villages on the lake. The beach is easy to be found.


Car parking not far from the public beach

Wind Conditions

Wind Range

From 5 to 15 Knots

% of Windy days per month

Main wind directions

Forecast on windy.com

Local Kitesurfing Schools

Following you can find links to the page of the kitesurfing schools which operate on this spot. From there you can contact them through our form or directly via email or phone (if it was provided by them on the page).

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