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Lake Garda North

Chop Spot

Water: Crystal Clear

Beach: Rocky

Level: beginner

Description of Lake Garda North (Italy)

The north of Lake Garda is one of the windiest kite spots in Europe in the summertime. Kiters from Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Netherlands, and other northern European countries gather here in this season, due to the incredibly reliable thermal winds that form in the morning (Peler - Northwind, stronger and gustier) and in the afternoon (Ora - south wind, more gentle and stable). There are two main points to get out on the water directly from the lake pebble beaches, Campione and Navene, but probably the easiest and safest way to enjoy a nice session is to take advantage of a good lift service provided by the several local schools. If you are a beginner, that's the best way to enjoy your session without the burden of upwinding back to the small exit beaches.

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Spot characteristics

Spot Type


Rider Skill



Seasonal Crowd

Beach Type


Water Quality

Crystal Clear

Tide Influence

Tide independent

Suggested Equipment

Wetsuit, drysuit in early and late season, shorty July and August


Getting in the water is tricky because of the small dimensions of the available entering points, and upwinding back to the shore can be difficult. Pay attention to ferry lines that have the right way on all the subjects in the water.

Other info

The area of Garda lake is full of amenities for no windy days, you can climb to Monte Baldo for incredible views or rent a motorboat for a sunset ride. Restaurants and hotels are widespread all around the area and there is a choice for any budget.



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How to get There

You can get to any spot around the lake following the lake road. The best highway exits on the Milan-Venice (A4) are Peschiera del Garda for the eastern side of the lake and Desenzano for the western side. If coming from Brenner pass, on the A22 exit on Rovereto Sud - Lago di Garda and follow on ss240 towards the lake.


Mostly all accesses require car parking payment and some sort of local fee

Wind Conditions

Wind Range

From 5 to 40 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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