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Vievis

Chop Spot

Water: Crystal Clear

Beach: Pebble

Level: intermediate

Description of Vievis (Lithuania)

Vievis lake is close to the Lithuanian capital Vilnius (30 min. drive) and is easily accessible through a dirt road, coming directly from the highway. There is plenty of space in the meadow close to the beach to set up the kite and launch. The entrance into the water can be a bit steep and there are some trees, but once inside, it offers a wide area of shallow water where it is easy to take the board and start. Being the closest to Vilnius, together with Elektrenai, the spot can get relatively crowded and it is also frequented by windsurfers. The best months to ride go from March to October and in winter it is possible to snow-kite on the frozen lake.



Spot characteristics

Spot Type

Chop

Rider Skill

intermediate

Crowd.

Few people on the spot

Beach Type

Pebble

Water Quality

Crystal Clear

Tide Influence

Tide independent

Suggested Equipment

Wetsuit or drysuit in the coldest months. Shoes are advisable due to the stones at the entrance in the water.

Dangers

The entrance is steep and at the very beginning of the beach, there are several debris and stones. In the vicinity of the beach, on the right side of the entrance, there is a barely visible drowning rock. There is a powerline in the meadow close to where to set up the kites but it is disabled with no electricity, it remains a risk of tangling the kite. There are some trees at the entrance and the wind is often pretty gusty so it requires good attention when entering. Not a spot for absolute beginners, you need a solid kite control.

Other info

Vilnius is close by. The village around the lake is small without any remarkable infrastructure. The close Orthodox church visible from the highway is worth a stop.


Location

Map

spot map
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How to get There

Drive from Vilnius or Kaunas on the main highway (A1) and take the exit for Trakai, Kernave, Maisiagala. Follow the direction to Trakai and at the first roundabout take Upelio G.ve through Pylimai. When you see a dirt road heading towards the lake take it and you will reach the beach.

Access

Public, you can park around the meadow on the dirt road where you came from


Wind Conditions

Wind Range

From 10 to 35 Knots

% of Windy days per month

Main wind directions

Forecast on windy.com

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