|18th June 2010 02:34 PM|
|Unregistered - Nico||
As I know the first Starboard center from north is http://www.europasurfandsail.com/ in Malcesine, that mean good for strong north winds in early morning, not so good for the afternoon Ora from south. With Ora the more south you go from Torbole, the lighter the wind become.
Northern part of Garda lake can be crowdy (I mean in the water) with sometime 500 windsurfs planning togheter in the two directions (so crossings...), but imho remains one of the most breathtaking places of the world for our sport (Think at flying straight in the direction o a 300-400 meters wall of rock, Ponale, sorrounded by mountains, in spring also with snow cap...).
Please consider anyway that Ora and Peler are thermal winds, so bad wheater and other factors can block the wind. Anyway you're in a spot full of alternatives in sport but also for visiting historical monuments and enjoying ....italian restaurants (try Teroldego red wine and "strozzapreti" pasta - in italian sounds like "priests-suffocating"...)
Hope can help
|18th June 2010 10:45 AM|
|agrelon||Thanks for the info, I go there sometimes over the summer. I saw SB have a rental place on garda somewhere, I'll try to go there.|
|17th June 2010 01:57 PM|
yes, I am planning a holiday on the lake this august. BUT I have lots of things to do. I cannot leave my work. Just share your experience here so that I can refresh my mind with just reading your experience. Huh!! what a life. hope I can be there even though it is impossible.
Gud luck guys!! and my the way, ENjOY!
|16th June 2010 08:45 PM|
Sempre e solo a Poiatte, giorni feriali. Tutte vele Hot Sails Maui (a parte una yes 8)
For S. Croce Lake my spot is Poiatte, now it's very nice with a lot of parking, bar, pier to go down in the water, small and nice rental and school windsurf center.
(fasemo capir anca i americani cussì)
|16th June 2010 08:22 PM|
...ti capisco, in laguna meglio muoversi in barca... dove esci al Croce?
|16th June 2010 07:51 PM|
If you mean Iron beach club, no, for me is easier going out from Venice when at home, or instead S. Croce Lake or (trying to learn wave...) in Sottomarina when at work outside Venice.
Iron beach in front of chemical factories is not the kind of spot that I like...
(no, varda andar fora davanti ale cisterne e fin al ponte de la Libertà proprio no me fa voia, mejo partir da le barene in mezo ai aironi e planar verso l'aeroporto o Buran) (venetian slang sorry)
|16th June 2010 07:04 PM|
I hope you are not associated with AWIV.
... by the way: "che brutta xente..."
|16th June 2010 05:25 PM|
Hehehe out of topic, but..
Not so much wind here in northeast of Italy.
Anyway it depends, at home in Venice downtown I use to take my parent's (traditional) boat, go out on northern side of Venice up to the north side of Murano island, anchor the boat, rig in shallow water and then freeride there.
In the rest of the world (Garda Lake, S. Croce Lake, Sottomarina, trips to sardinia, Tuscany, Danmark last summer) I go as usual for everyone with my car, but as you know in Venice there are no car so I keep mine in the outskirts, Mestre, fully loaded from april to the end of october (the I switch to snowboard). Yes I got two quivers, one (the older) for my home and one for the rest of the world. This is living in Venice.
|15th June 2010 05:40 PM|
where do you windsurf in Venice?
|14th June 2010 10:42 PM|
|Unregistered - Nico||
Hi from Nico, Venice, Italy
There are mainly two winds in the famous north part of Lake Garda.
The Peler that blows from north since the early morning until not more than 9-10 a.m. The best place to go out is Malcesine on east side, it's a town in Veneto near the boarder of Trentino, little more south than Riva and Torbole.
And then the Ora, the wind from the south, starting about at noon, 1 p.m., usually unfortunately lighter in august when it's too hot. Best place is Torbole and especailly Conca d'Oro, 2 km south from Torbole town, or some spot on the rocky west coast. Beside Segnana surf center there is a parking ground, you can rig on grass and there's wi-fi free on all area.
If you book on Hotel Pier center you can go from bed to windsurf directly.
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