Every year there are more and more kitesurfers on this kite spot, this is facilitated by many positive factors such as:
Positive wind statistics (80%) during summer months of the year during holidays, southernmost and sunniest point in Europe.
Airport is an hour away from kitesurf lagoons of Lagos, inexpensive flights from any part of Europe and relatively inexpensive accommodation near a kite spot.
The best beaches for surfing, and south coast of Lagos with caves for paddleboarding or kayaking.
Kitesurf lagoon of Lagos is divided into several parts:
Kite spot Lagos
Kite spot Mexilhoeira Grande
Kite spot Alvor
1. Kite spot Lagos – plus of this spot:
That it is located near the city of Lagos 5 km, unlimited parking for cars, works in any direction of the wind, does not depend much on the tides, a relatively large sandy beach for launching and landing kites.
Minus of this spot:
A lot of kitesurfers in the water and on the beach during the period July-August, Portuguese locals (Lagos, Chinicato, Odiaxer) who come to swim in warm water (weekends)
2. Kite spot Mexilhoeira Grande – plus of this spot:
Works with any wind directions, does not depend on the tides, there is a lot of space for parking a car, close access to the water, there are not many kitesurfers even during holidays, and most importantly, there are no kite schools on this beach.
Minus of this spot:
Faraway from civilization, it is not safe to leave car with valuables, there is no beach at high tide, it is located directly next to the riverbed.
3. Kite spot Alvor – plus of this spot:
Located within walking distance from city of Alvor, with a standard summer wind direction ON SHORE, works with any wind direction except the east (very rarely), does not depend on the tides, large parking and restaurants, a lot of space on the water for kitesurf, even in the summer season.
Minus of this spot:
Far walk from the parking to the beach (500m) with kite equipment in hand, a small beach for launching a kite at full tide.
1 Day kite course (including 3 hours of lesson, all necessary equipment)
2 Days kite course (including 7 hours of lesson, all necessary equipment)
3 Days kite course (including 10 hours of lesson, all necessary equipment)
5 Days complete course (including 15h lessons, all necessary equipment, IKO certificate)
Got the most genuine recommendations and local vibes from Alex!Felt like I nailed it choosing to kite with him & his gear. Alex had the most up to date material and was by far the most pleasant beach boy to make business with I will recommend him to everyone visiting Lagos and the algarve for kiting!
These guys are cool, friendly and patienceThe lessons of Sasha are really good and he is very communicative and explains everything with lots of patience during the lessons of my friend.The lagoon is perfect for beginners where the water is not deeper than 1 meter.I rented a kite and a board which are top notch! A perfect all round Core nexus kite and a easy to ride Nobile board 👌Also for the riders with more experience this lagoon gives a lot of fun. The wind can become strong (and a bit of gusty) and gives enough place to practice your jumps and other skills.Thank you Alex and Sasha for the great experience, nice talks and fun!
Alex is the best kite instructor we have had so far. His skill and professionality as an instructor is only surpassed by his friendliness, patience and willingness to help us get the most out of our experience, while riding, when buying a suitable kiteset (which he sells) and when searching for the best wind conditions. We would recommend anyone reaching out to Alex to get lessons, or simply for hiring material and get out in the water in one of the best (lagoon) spots in the Algarve. Thanks again! Rob & Noor
Nice guys with useful tips. Sadly the wind on one of the 2 days didn't do wonders, but still had a great time. And luckely the first day was great! They gave me extra time if I wanted it because most of the day was waiting for the wind to pick up. They are professional and patient. You'll have a great time if you decide to go kite here!