Lake Como / Pare

Continent
Europe
Country
Italy
Next Big City
Milan
Next Town
Lecco, Valmadrera
 
Type:
Lake
Rider Ability:
Expert
Features:
Parking

Water

Type:
Chop
Hazards:
Rocks
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
Tide independent

It's a lake, mostly choppy 10 to 40cm. Not much room to go downwind. 50m downwind to the water access there is a rock: so you need to ride upwind the first 50/100 meters, no mistakes allowed.

Beach

Type:
Grass
Size:
Medium
Hazards:
Stones, Concrete
Beach Users:
None

No sandy beach but just grass. You can inflate, rig, launch and land your kite on a quite large flat meadow. But to get into the water we have to walk down a 10 steps thin concrete stair while you fight to keep the kite in the air. When the lake level is high you can jump directly from stairs into the water but when the water is low, like it happens in summer, you need to walk 20/30 meters on slimy and sharp small stones. For experts only!

Wind

Best Months:
April, May, June, July, August, September
Wind Type:
Thermal
Best Direction:
N
Main Direction:
N, NNE, NE, S

The season of thermal wind stars in March/April till October. Kitesurfing with North winds, only at this beach. Wake up early since the Tivano wind blows every day from 6-10am and gets accelerated at this beach to about 3-5 Bft. North wind: sporadic usually 15-40 knots, very gusty. These 4 winds are possible: TIVANO: blowing the whole year from 6-10am out of NE/N. It's coming out of Veltlin and if it is missing, it means that the weather will be bad. BREVA: blowing out of the South if the Tivano becomes less. It's the main wind on this lake and mainly in the North quiet strong, blowing from about 10am to sunset. VENTONE: blowing from the North, often after a thunderstorm in the mountains with gusts up to 40-60km/h. Not recommended to kite in. MENAGGINO: out of the South with strong gusts, mainly after thunderstorms in summer.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

Get to Lecco and then drive towards Valmadrera. Get onto SP 583. Free parking directly at the beach.

Extra information

Rules
Other

For experts only, due to small launch and no room downwind.

Nightlife

No information