Neusiedler See / Podersdorf Hauptstrand (Karner Bucht)

Continent
Europe
Country
Austria
Next Big City
Wien, Bratislava
Next Town
Podersdorf
 
Type:
Lake
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Rooms, Camping, School, Shop, Rental, Shower, Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop
Hazards:
Mole
Quality:
Cloudy
Best Tide:
Tide independent

The interesting fact about Lake Neusiedl is that no matter where you go on the lake, its deepest point is about 1.5 meters. This makes it perfect for beginners and intermediates to fine tune their riding and jumping techniques without having deal with the fear of going out 'too' deep in the water. In general the water is flat to light-choppy although sometimes small waves may appear at 5 Bft and up. The water is muddy. In winter the lakes freezes. During summer the water has less and during winter more water. With a Northerly wind extremely flat behind the mole and island.

Beach

Type:
Grass, Pebbles
Size:
Small
Hazards:
Other
Beach Users:
June, July, August

Wind

Best Months:
March, April, May, September, October
Wind Type:
Frontal
Best Direction:
N, NW, NNW
Main Direction:
SE, NW

The most or the good wind is in spring and fall at around 4-6 Bft. In summer dead calm weeks are also often with an average of 3-5 Bft. Lake Neusiedl is known for its gusty winds. Steady winds are very rare here. Nicest wind is North/Northwest. Just watch the weather forecast. Depression coming from North brings nice 5-7 Bft. Usual directions are North/Northwest and South. South: is always gusting from 8-20 knots. March to May: very nice wind. June to August: less wind, 1-4 days per week. September to October: more wind again.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

Extra information

Rules
Time, Fees

From May 10th to September 20th kiteboarding is not allowed at this location. Fees to access the beach. Don't enter the water over the mole.

Nightlife

Some nightlife, specially in summer great fun (Podo, Martinskeller, bars). Great nightlife in Vienna or Bratislava close by. Huge parties during the annual surf wold cup.